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East Providence Police make arrest in Village Green crimes

East Providence Police make arrest in Village Green crimes

EAST PROVIDENCE — Police arrested a suspect in the violent crimes committed in city Thursday night, Dec. 4, at the Village Green South apartment complex on Pawtucket Avenue. East Providence Police Detective Captain Richard Frazier reported a 16-year-old male was taken into custody Friday evening, Dec. 5, following the issuance of a search warrant for

A 45-year-old man is believed to have died by overdose at the Americas Best Value Inn on Newport Avenue.

East Providence Police Log: Officers investigate overdose, suicide, stabbing

EAST PROVIDENCE — In the last week East Providence Police have investigated an apparent drug overdose death, a suicide and a drug deal gone bad. After receiving a missing person report on November 30, Providence Police notified local law enforcement the following day of the apparent and unfortunately successful suicide of 17-year-old Riverside male. The

Andrea Vargas performs "Mary Did You Know" as part of the EPHS Music Department's Holiday Concert Thursday night, Dec. 4.

East Providence High School music students perform holiday concert

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School Music Department presented “I Will Rejoice,” an evening of spiritual and traditional Christmas songs Thursday night, Dec. 4, before a rapt and rather sizable audience in the Arthur Elmasian Auditorium. The night featured the EPHS girls’ chorus, the meistersingers, select soloists, the symphonic band, concert band and

John Carnevale (far right) poses with Tom Buffi and Amy Rudis in front of the new "Wildcat" paw logo painted on the wall of the gym at Edward R. Martin Middle School.

Carnevale casts his eye on improving East Providence High’s tech capabilities

EAST PROVIDENCE — Having shepherded through a pair of sports-related infrastructure projects at city schools over the last couple of years, John Carnevale is now focusing his entrepreneurial and philanthropic energies inside the classroom. Mr. Carnevale, through his D’amour’s Step foundation, is leading an effort to boost the technological capabilities at East Providence High School

Thomas A. Rose Jr. is sworn in as ceremonial mayor by supreme court justice William Robinson during the inauguration ceremony at  city hall.  Photos by Rich Dionne

Peers promote Rose to East Providence Council president, mayor

EAST PROVIDENCE — Thomas A. Rose Jr. was selected by his city council peers as its president and ceremonial mayor during an inauguration ceremony for the latest crop of East Providence’s elected and appointed officials held Monday evening, Dec. 1, at City Hall. Mr. Rose, entering his third term as the Ward 3 representative on

Greg and Sue Esmay speak to patrons and the media during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday morning, Nov. 25. 
Photos by Rich Dionne

Ribbon cutting signals formal reopening of Seekonk’s The Old Grist Mill Tavern

SEEKONK — Long a beloved landing spot for local diners, The Old Grist Mill Tavern is finally back open for business after a two-year rebuilding odyssey following a summer 2012 fire. Some 50 patrons and dignitaries joined owners Greg and Sue Esmay, the East Bay restauranteurs who also count Warren’s Wharf Tavern among their holdings,


East Providence Gallery: Stringfellow dedication/Pierce Field 75th anniversary

EAST PROVIDENCE — During halftime of the 2014 East Providence High School-LaSalle Academy Thanksgiving Day football game, November 27, a ceremony was held noting the 75th anniversary of Pierce Memorial Stadium as well as the dedication of the press box there to long-time EPHS coach and administrator Bill Stringfellow along with his wife Sheila.

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East Providence celebrates Pierce Stadium’s diamond anniversary

EAST PROVIDENCE — Truly the “jewel of the city,” East Providence’s Pierce Memorial Stadium celebrates its diamond anniversary this month. Seventy-five years ago, on November 30, 1939, the stadium opened to the public with the playing of the Thanksgiving Day football game between then burgeoning rivals East Providence High School and LaSalle Academy. The host

Photo by Tim Marshall: Long-time EPHS coach and administrator Bill Stringfellow accepts a  Council resolution at its August 19 meeting at City Hall naming the Pierce Stadium press box after himself and his wife Sheila.

City cements Stringfellow’s East Providence football legacy

EAST PROVIDENCE — The 2014 edition of the East Providence High School-LaSalle Academy Thanksgiving Day football outing isn’t just another meeting of the rivals for one legendary local figure and the ground upon which the game is annually contested. This fall marks the noteworthy 75th anniversary of venerable Pierce Memorial Stadium as host of the

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Rift could lead to new East Providence School Committee chair

EAST PROVIDENCE — A move to replace sitting School Committee Chairman Joel Monteiro, the At-Large member, has picked up steam  in the lead up to inauguration night Monday, Dec. 1, at City Hall. That evening, besides being sworn in, members of the Committee will vote on various officers, including chairman. If conjecture is to be