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East Providence parking ban takes effect Thursday afternoon

East Providence parking ban takes effect Thursday afternoon

EAST PROVIDENCE — In anticipation of a winter storm striking the area, the East Providence Police Department has issued a parking ban to take effect at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2. The ban will remain in effect until further notice. The National Weather Service is predicting upwards of a foot of snow to fall

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Neighborhood Watch, East Providence Police set next meeting date

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Red Bridge Neighborhood Association and the East Providence City Police Department invite you to a Neighborhood Watch meeting. Get the latest information about crime in our neighborhood, meet our Community Police Officer, and learn about crime prevention. The meeting takes place Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Trinity Tabernacle


Law enforcement officers seek missing gun of East Providence cop

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence, Cranston and State Police personnel are actively seeking the whereabouts of a missing gun belonging to a high-ranking EPPD officer. Wpri.com was first to report the story Sunday, Nov. 17. The Post and eastbayri.com became aware of the possibility of the missing pistol late last week. According to sources, the

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East Providence Police seek information on robbery

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police are actively seeking a suspect and information for a robbery in city Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 6. At approximately 12:40 p.m., police responded to the report of a robbery at the Walgreen’s, 602 Warren Ave.  The male subject approached the pharmacy area of the store and demanded prescription medication. The


‘Tackling trafficking': East Providence Police Vice Unit takes down drug dealers in ‘Operation Blindside’

Editor’s Note: The East Providence Police Department recently gave The Post exclusive access to its months-long drug investigation, “Operation Blindside.” EAST PROVIDENCE — The stage was set. On an otherwise innocuous early fall evening, undercover East Providence Police officers were spread out across a swathe of the city anticipating a significant arrest. “Operation Blindside,” cleverly


East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares files Human Rights Commission complaint against the city

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares has filed a Human Rights Commission complaint against the city, The East Providence Post and eastbayri.com learned Tuesday, Oct. 22. The complaint purportedly alleges Chief Tavares, an East Providence native and of Cape Verdean descent, has faced discrimination in his position, workplace harassment and a hostile

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EPPD Officer Vose among those to be recognized for heroic service by state officials

PROVIDENCE — An East Providence Police officer is among those Rhode Islanders Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis plan to honor with the 2013 Rhode Island Lifesaving Medal, the state’s highest award for heroics while saving human life. Officer Vose is among the group of 26 that will be honored


Updated: City Manager says State Police aren’t overly active in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence City Manager Peter Graczykowski said as a result of a meeting with Rhode Island State Police he has been assured that contrary to reports the outside authorities aren’t excessively active in the city. “I met with the Superintendent of State Police Col. Steven O’Donnell today to discuss what appears to

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East Providence Police Chief reiterates insistence he did not request State Police presence

EAST PROVIDENCE — During a second phone interview later Monday, Aug. 26, East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares expounded on his initial insistence he did not request an increased State Police presence in the city. “It should be made quite clear. I did not call the State Police and ask them to come in,” Chief