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East Providence City Council delays East Bay Tavern hearing with stipulations

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The troubled East Bay Tavern located on Lyon Avenue will remain open, though with considerable stipulations after a planned show-cause hearing at a special City Council meeting held Wednesday night, Feb. 26, was delayed six days. Discussing the matter for over a half-hour, the Council voted unanimously, 5-0, to allow the bar […]

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Police say Narcan works, but isn’t a replacement for treatment

By   /  February 21, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — While Narcan is effective, it’s carried and used by many law enforcement and public safety personnel, it’s not a cure-all, doesn’t replace necessary treatment methods and will ultimately not save lives in the end. That’s the message East Providence Police want the public to understand. According to the Overdose Prevention and Education […]

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Heroin: An addict’s perspective

By   /  February 20, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — He swears up and down this time is different, that he’s on the straight and narrow, that he wants to understand and control his addiction. One of the East Providence Police Vice Squad’s Confidential Informants said recently his reliance on heroin, the worst of all his addictions, has brought it all to […]

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Understanding what heroin, other painkillers are

By   /  February 19, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE —Most in the general public likely don’t truly know what heroin and related painkillers are or what are their intended purposes. The following is a list terms and definitions to help better know what these drug are about. From drugs.com, the following are definitions of heroin, percoset and opiate: What is Heroin? Heroin […]

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Like others, East Providence nears its budget max for snow removal

By   /  February 18, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Like most other cities and towns in the state and the region, the winter of 2013-14 has been a drain on the snow removal budget for East Providence. Department of Public Works Director Steve Coutu, Highway Supervisor Rob Walker and crew have been extremely active over the last few months. To date, […]

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Police fear heroin’s growing potency

By   /  February 18, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Various reports on the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman due to a heroin overdose noted what seemed to be an exorbitant number of used and unused bags of the drug found by investigators in his New York City apartment. However, that quantity, according to law enforcement personnel, shouldn’t come as a […]

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One-time legislation would allow East Providence access to road fund

By   /  February 17, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Within the last two weeks, city pols Representative Helio Melo and Senator Daniel DaPonte have submitted legislation in their respective chambers that would clear the way for East Providence and other like communities to utilize the Municipal Road and Bridge Revolving Loan Fund this year. Most notably, East Providence and Pawtucket, among […]

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East Providence contends with growing heroin epidemic

By   /  February 17, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The sobering news here in city matched the chilling numbers reported late last week by the State Police and the Rhode Island Department of Health. Thirty-eight people have died as a result of drug overdoses across Rhode Island since the first of the year, one of those being a 25-year-old East Providence […]

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City native Salisbury spurs LaSalle boys’ title; East Providence scores little in state indoor meet

By   /  February 15, 2014  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — Two individual wins by city resident Jack Salisbury helped the LaSalle Academy boys capture the 2014 state indoor track and field team championship Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Providence Career & Tech Academy Field House. A sophomore, Salisbury claimed both the 1,000 and 1,500 meter titles, greatly aiding the Rams’ pursuit of their […]

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East Providence man arrested on synthetic marijuana charges

By   /  February 14, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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NORTH SCITUATE — An East Providence man was among seven people arrested on drug distribution charges by members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, the Smithfield Police Department and the West Warwick Police Department, the Rhode Island State Police announced Friday, Feb. 14. City resident Harry Gyuleseryan was arrested by police […]

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