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Committee approves changes to current, future East Providence school calendar

Committee approves changes to current, future East Providence school calendar

EAST PROVIDENCE — At its meeting Tuesday night, March 24, the East Providence School Committee approved a plan authored by Superintendent Kim Mercer and previously passed by the teachers’ union on a way to make up days lost this term to snow. By a 5-0 vote, the Committee gave its nod to Superintendent Mercer’s proposal

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ACLU questions minority hiring practices in East Providence

PROVIDENCE —  The East Providence School Department made headlines this week for all the wrong reasons after a letter authored by the local branch of the American Civil Liberties Union condemning the district’s minority hiring practices was released to media outlets. Steven Brown, Executive Director of the Rhode Island ACLU, said he was writing the


Updated: East Providence teachers approve make-up times, new start date

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Education Association, the union of city teachers, gave its near unanimous approval to a pair of proposals affecting both the current school year and the 2015-16 term. At a meeting Thursday afternoon, March 12, held in East Providence High School, the teachers “overwhelmingly,” a the word used by EPEA

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East Providence Council approves renovation plan for Pierce Field courts

EAST PROVIDENCE — The pessimist in us is waiting for the other shoe to drop, but the optimist says let the good times roll. The East Providence City Council conducted yet another cheery meeting Wednesday night, March 11, a special session called due to last week’s inclement weather. Barely a negative word was said during


Parents can still opt children out of East Providence PARCC tests

EAST PROVIDENCE — Parents with reservations about submitting their children to PARCC testing still have time to opt out, Superintendent Kim Mercer said at the Tuesday night, March 10, East Providence School Committee meeting. Students and teachers have been prepping for the assessments, which are scheduled to take place the school week of March 16.

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Two city men arrested on burglary charges in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department arrested two city men for burglary and other crimes. Christopher Storti, 22, and Jason Veader, 24, were taken into custody Friday, Feb. 27, on multiple charges stemming from a recent breaking and entering case. On Wednesday, February 25, patrol units responded to a Hazard Avenue address for


St. Andrew’s falls in hoops finale, awaits tournament selection

BARRINGTON — The local version of “Selection Sunday” took on a bit more drama for the St. Andrew’s School Varsity I boys’ basketball team following the Saints’ 70-61 loss to visiting Wilbraham & Monson Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 25, in their regular season finale at Sage Gymnasium. St. Andrew’s finished its slate with an 18-12 overall

East Providence hosts annual Black History Month celebration

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence hosts its 2015 Black History Month Celebration Wednesday night, Feb. 25, in the City Hall Chamber beginning at 6 p.m. The guest speaker this year is Kobi Dennis, Project Night Vision Founder. The night also includes Raffini, Rhode Island Black Storytellers; Onna Moniz-John’s Memorabilia Collection; Artwork by