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Richard Cordeiro (left) with Luxe owner John Elkhay.

East Providence’s Cordeiro wins fourth annual Luxe ‘Build Your Own Burger’ contest

East Providence’s Cordeiro wins fourth annual Luxe ‘Build Your Own Burger’ contest

EAST PROVIDENCE — Not one for the kitchen before he left home for a four-year enlistment in the United States Marine Corps, city native Richard Cordeiro has made up for lost time and then some. His newfound affinity for cooking led him to give Luxe Burger’s fourth annual “Build Your Own Burger” contest a try


East Providence hosts Prout in girls’ volleyball playoffs

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ volleyball team completed its regular season with a victory on Wednesday, Oct. 29, then found out its opponent in the upcoming Division I state championship tournament the following night. The Townies completed their regular season with a 14-4 record after they defeated Ponaganset, 3-0, on the


East Providence Police arrest suspect in recent rash of car-breaks

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police have bagged a man suspected in a recent rash of car burglaries, which have stretched throughout the city into the East Side of Providence and neighboring Seekonk. Thony Greene, 19 and believed to be homeless, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 22, after being apprehended in the Riverside section of the

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East Providence High School earns NEASC accreditation

EAST PROVIDENCE — The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has granted once-beleaguered East Providence High School full accreditation, the regional oversight body informed the local administration though a couple of pieces of correspondence last week. In a lengthy PowerPoint review of the matter and a letter addressed to EPHS principal Janet Sheehan


All involved are shocked about cat killing by East Providence man

EAST PROVIDENCE — A grotesque case of animal cruelty has left many in the community angered and aghast, including the parents of the perpetrator. A city man admitted to viciously killing his family cat after the incident was investigated by the East Providence Police Department over the last week. Anthony Stravato, 22 of Riverside, was

A picture of the Santander Bank robbery suspect captured on security cameras.

East Providence Police search for suspect in Santander Bank robbery

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police are on the hunt for the suspect in a robbery at the Santander Bank branch on Taunton Avenue Thursday afternoon, Oct. 16. The incident occurred at approximately 4:20 p.m. Police units responded to the Santander location at 184 Taunton Avenue. As officers approached, dispatch received a 911 call which

State Senate candidate Gio Cicione and House of Representative candidate Joel Hellmann give their take on an issue during a debate at the Weaver Library in East Providence on Thursday night. Photos by Rich Dionne

Differences among state candidates on display at East Providence forum

EAST PROVIDENCE — While little seemingly separated the candidates for city seats during the General Election forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and The East Providence Post/East Bay Newspapers Thursday night, Oct. 16, at the Weaver Library, there were some meaningful contrasts drawn between those involved running in state races. Based in the


East Providence City Council approves FY14-15 budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special meeting Tuesday evening, Oct. 14, in the City Hall Chamber, the East Providence City Council voted unanimously to approve a revised Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget. All four Councilors present — President and Mayor Jim Briden, Tracy Capobianco, Chrissy Rossi and Tommy Rose — voted for the final budget’s final