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East Providence will enter Interlocal Trust to help meet OPEB requirements

East Providence will enter Interlocal Trust to help meet OPEB requirements

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence will soon join a small but hopefully growing list of municipalities in the Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust, a funding mechanism designed to help cities and towns maintain their OPEB requirements going forward. At a recent meeting, the Council unanimously gave Acting City Manager Paul Lemont and Finance Director


Council gives approval to final version of East Providence turf field pact

EAST PROVIDENCE — Deal…done…finally. After some two months of intense and sometimes heated negotiations and discussions on the topic, the East Providence City Council gave its final approval to a three-party deal to complete a public-private partnership for the construction of an artificial turf field on the high school grounds. The Council voted 4-0 at


Victim in East Providence fire identified, cause still uncertain

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Department officials confirmed the person who passed away in the Wednesday, June 17, fire on Fenmoor Street was 69-year-old Linda Michael. Mrs. Michael, bound by a wheelchair, died in the blazed that overtook almost all of the residence as did the family dog, Macy. Upon arrival, firefighters were originally


East Providence man faces counterfeiting charges

EAST PROVIDENCE — A city man was arrested this week on counterfeiting charges. East Providence Police Detectives and members of the Vice Unit arrested Apostolos A. Zafiriades, 43, at his Beverly Street residence, ending a weeks-long investigation of the case. Mr. Zafiriades was arraigned and was to be transferred to the Adult Correctional Institution where

Former East Providence City Manager Peter Graczykowski.

East Providence settles claim made by former city manager

EAST PROVIDENCE — At the group’s June 2 meeting, Solicitor Tim Chapman reported out the Council, during an executive session earlier in the evening, had voted 4-1 to accept a claim settlement with former East Providence City Manager Peter Graczykowski at a price of $40,000. Through an Access to Public Records Act request answered by

EPHS boys' hockey coach Kevin Croke

Manager alters stance, allows East Providence coaches to continue

EAST PROVIDENCE — Altering his position slightly while trying to bring a resolution to the matter, Acting City Manager Paul Lemont announced Thursday afternoon, June 18, he will allow two city workers who double as high school coaches to continue in those positions undisturbed. Mr. Lemont had previously decreed long-time EPHS boys’ soccer coach Tony

City employee Tony Vieira says he accepts the decision of the city manager in regard to use of earned time during work hours and is moving from his position as EPHS boys' soccer coach for the time being.

Vieira says he accepts decision on East Providence coaching situation

EAST PROVIDENCE — In an interview fittingly held inside Pierce Memorial Stadium after finishing up work Wednesday afternoon, June 17, city employee Tony Vieira said he has officially submitted his request to take a one year leave of absence from his position as head coach of the East Providence High School boys’ soccer team. In