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East Providence finishes another fiscal year in the black

East Providence finishes another fiscal year in the black

EAST PROVIDENCE — For the fourth consecutive fiscal year, the city has officially ended its budget cycle in the black. At the Tuesday, May 5, City Council meeting Acting City Manager Paul Lemont revealed the annual audit of East Providence finances by the accounting firm of Parmelee Poirier & Associates found it to have completed FY2014


East Providence Council corrects field project misstep

EAST PROVIDENCE — The planned public-private partnership to construct an artificial turf field at East Providence High School hit a minor snag in recent weeks, but is expected to remain on track to fruition. Both the School Committee and the City Council previously approved the plan, allowing the Bayside United youth soccer organization to construct

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East Providence Council takes Fuller Library off the market

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council at a recent meeting formally removed the Anne Ide Fuller Library off the list of city-owned buildings for sale, allowing for a proposal to transform the dormant branch into a community learning center under the auspices of the Library Department. Director of Library Services Eileen Socha made a presentation


Police, minority relations take center stage at East Providence forum

EAST PROVIDENCE — At the same time as Baltimore literarily combusted following the latest tragic incident involving police and an African American male, local law enforcement and community leaders engaged in a composed, comprehensive discussion pertaining to minority relations Monday night, April 27, at City Hall. The City of East Providence Affirmative Action / EEO

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Man suffers minor stab wounds in late-night East Providence bar brawl

EAST PROVIDENCE — An early Monday morning bar brawl at a North Broadway establishment between two East Providence men took a violent twist when one of the combatants received what were termed “minor” stab wounds. Patrick McGuirl, 46 of Terrace Avenue, suffered “superficial” injuries, according to police, after he was sliced with a box cutter

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East Providence Arts Council plans summer festival

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Arts Council is sponsoring its first major production since being formed when “The Looff” arts festival takes place in August. All artists must have their work juried. We are seeking fine artists who create paintings, ceramics, photography, sculpture, handmade jewelry, fiber and glass. Hand signed, high quality photo reproductions


Renovation of Cumberland Farm’s East Providence location gets go-ahead

EAST PROVIDENCE — The quest to renovate and expand the Cumberland Farms convenience store and gas station at the intersection of Pawtucket Avenue and Wampanoag Trail cleared a significant hurdle Tuesday night, April 21, when the East Providence City Council passed a pair of ordinances in support of the proposal. The Council voted 3-0 to

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Second suicide takes place in East Providence Wednesday

EAST PROVIDENCE — Residents of the city were rocked by the news of a second suicide by self-inflicted gun shot Wednesday, April 22. Earlier in the day, a middle-aged gentleman took his own life in Riverside. A few hours later, multiple local officials confirmed a similarly aged male, approximately 50-years-old, committed suicide by gun in his

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City Council proposes temporary traffic changes to Summit Street in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Motorists used to traveling Summit Street as a means of accessing Interstate 195 at peak hours will need to adjust to an experimental traffic pattern starting either Monday, April 27, or Tuesday, April 28. Following a lengthy and at times confusing discussion spurred by Ward 2 representative Helder Cunha, whose district covers

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