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Senate votes to extend implementation of new Board of Education

By   /  January 4, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island State Senate approved legislation Thursday, Jan. 3, that will give it more time to conduct a proper advice and consent process by postponing implementation of the new Board of Education, which was scheduled to take effect Jan 1. Sponsored by Sen. Hanna M. Gallo (D-Dist. 27, Cranston, West Warwick), the […]

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Local non-profits receive funding from CVS Charity Golf Classic

By   /  January 1, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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WOONSOCKET — Seventy-seven area non-profit organizations got a welcome holiday boost, as they received funds generated from the CVS Caremark Charity Classic during a check presentation held at CVS Caremark’s headquarters in Woonsocket last week. The tournament, Rhode Island’s largest charitable sporting event, raised $1.2 million this year for charities across Southern New England, bringing […]

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City Manager Graczykowski announces Elmasian as acting East Providence Fire Chief

By   /  December 28, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a press release issued late afternoon Friday, Dec. 28, City Manager Peter Graczykowski announced effective Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. Captain Oscar Elmasian, who currently serves as the City’s Fire Marshall, will receive the appointment as Acting Fire Chief for the City of East Providence. This is a temporary appointment which […]

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Kilmartin, Lewis talk to East Providence High students about dangers of texting and driving

By   /  December 17, 2012  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

An EPHS student signs the no texting pledge in front of State Attorney General Pter Kilmartin.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) brought attention to the dangers of texting and driving with an awareness tour that visited East Providence High School Monday morning, Dec. 17. Joined by RIDOT Director Michael Lewis, Regional Vice President for AT&T in Rhode David Mancuso, East […]

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Governor, RIEDC board approve greater oversight measures

By   /  December 17, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Board of Directors approved new rules and regulations for the Renewable Energy Fund (REF), it was announced Monday, Dec. 17. Changes include improved oversight through an Advisory Board to help evaluate potential projects prior to RIEDC Board consideration, a new $1 […]

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East Providence Area Chamber announces 2012 Business of the Year

By   /  December 4, 2012  /  Business, News  /  No Comments

Allan Gilmore (center) with East Providence Area Chamber board chairman, John Birs, and Laura McNamara, executive director.

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Annual Meeting and Dinner of the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce was held recently at Metacomet Country Club in city.   The meeting of the 115 year old organization was attended by over 165 people. Highlights of the event were the presentation of the Chamber’s annual awards, election of 2013 […]

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Gov. Chafee nominates RWU grad Parsons for EDC director post

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  Business, News  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that he will nominate William J. Parsons to serve as Executive Director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC). Parsons currently serves as Managing Director of Community and Business Development for the RIEDC. “In any organization, institutional knowledge is incredibly important, and Bill Parsons, who has […]

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East Providence to host Seasonal Flu, Pertussis, and Pneumonia Vaccination Clinic

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE —  The City of East Providence will team with the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Wellness Company to hold a Vaccination Clinic on Monday, Dec. 3. The Clinic will be held at Riverside Middle School at 179 Forbes Street between 4 to 7 p.m. The regular Seasonal Flu vaccine will be […]

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East Providence readies inauguration for recently elected city officials

By   /  November 26, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence City Clerk’s office issued a press release Monday, Nov. 26, announcing the inauguration ceremony for recently-elected officials as well as those expected to be appointed to various position in city government. The public is invited to the ceremony for the East Providence City Council and School Committee to be […]

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Attorney General offers shoppers ‘Black Friday’ tips

By   /  November 21, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, is quickly approaching and shoppers everywhere will be looking for the perfect holiday gift at a great price. And, retailers will try to out-do each other with deals to lure cost-conscious shoppers who are still watching their wallets. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is […]

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