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Photo by Rich Dionne: Christopher Parella has been named permanent chief of the East Providence Police Department.

Parella is named permanent E.P. Police Chief

Parella is named permanent E.P. Police Chief

EAST PROVIDENCE — Acting City Manager Paul Lemont made it official Friday morning, Aug. 1, taking away the interim tag from Christopher Parella and naming him as the permanent chief of the East Providence Police Department. Mr. Lemont and Chief Parella issued a joint press release Friday announcing the move, which comes exactly a month


As Tavares retires, Parella rises to interim East Providence Police chief

EAST PROVIDENCE — When Joseph Tavares relinquishes his position as Chief of the East Providence Police Department on July 1, 2014, Major Christopher Parella will assume the post on an acting or interim basis, The East Providence Post and eastbayri.com confirmed the anticipated move earlier this week. City Manager Paul Lemont acknowledged the move during

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AAA Honors East Providence Police Department

PROVIDENCE —  AAA Southern New England Traffic Safety Awards took place recently at the Marriott Downtown Hotel in Providence. The East Providence Police Department was presented with a 2013 Award of Excellence in recognition of their outstanding achievements in traffic safety. These efforts have enabled their community to enjoy 13 consecutive years without a pedestrian fatality.

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East Providence Police seek identity of New Year’s Eve robbery suspect

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police are looking for assistance in identifying a suspect that broke into the Express Gas, 1345 Wampanoag Trail on December 31, 2013. The suspect broke the glass on the front door with a cement block, entered the store and exited with several cartons of cigarettes. Anyone with information as


East Providence Police recognize distinguished career of retiring Sergeant T.J. Britto

EAST PROVIDENCE — One of the more noteworthy careers of any current East Providence Police officer comes to an end this week as Sergeant T.J. Britto retires from the force after nearly 36 years on the beat. Sgt. Britto, 60, is stepping away due to mandatory age limitations. His last official shift came on Saturday,

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City’s attorney asks legal rep for East Providence Police Chief Tavares to cool the rhetoric

EAST PROVIDENCE — The latest twist to the ongoing saga surrounding the status of East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares came late Friday afternoon, July 19, when the city’s attorney requested his counterpart cool the recent airing of matters about the case in the media. Michael Ursillo, of the Providence law firm of Ursillo Teitz


State Police official adds perspective to East Providence Police case, sends full report to Budget Commission

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island State Police recently concluded a five-week investigation into claims of misuse of power on the part of some city officials in regard to the status of East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares, eventually deeming there to be insufficient evidence to press any criminal charges. The State Police issued a

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Car chase in East Providence leads to driver’s eventual arrest on possession charges

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department reported the arrest of Jamique Whitely, 22, of Cathedral Square Providence, after he led an officer on a brief but wild car chase Friday evening, May 3. Mr. Whitely was charged with Reckless Driving/Eluding a Police Officer; Possession of Schedule I thru V Controlled Substance and Driving

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Reseated East Providence Budget Commission approves four hiring measures, tables another

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Budget Commission, reseated as of April 18 specifically for personnel matters, approved four hiring measures on the city side and tabled another request from the School Department at its first meeting back in session Thursday, May 2, in Room 306 at City Hall. The Commission approved the application list