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East Providence's Bob Duarte was recently inducted into the Rhode Island Track Coaches' Association Hall of Fame.

Track coaches elect East Providence’s Duarte to Hall of Fame

Track coaches elect East Providence’s Duarte to Hall of Fame

EAST PROVIDENCE — For his quarter century of tutelage, current East Providence Schools Athletic Director Bob Duarte was recently inducted as a member of the Rhode Island Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Mr. Duarte was recognized during a formal ceremony held April 10 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. The

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East Providence Council takes Fuller Library off the market

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council at a recent meeting formally removed the Anne Ide Fuller Library off the list of city-owned buildings for sale, allowing for a proposal to transform the dormant branch into a community learning center under the auspices of the Library Department. Director of Library Services Eileen Socha made a presentation


Police, minority relations take center stage at East Providence forum

EAST PROVIDENCE — At the same time as Baltimore literarily combusted following the latest tragic incident involving police and an African American male, local law enforcement and community leaders engaged in a composed, comprehensive discussion pertaining to minority relations Monday night, April 27, at City Hall. The City of East Providence Affirmative Action / EEO

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Grand Jury indicts East Providence teen on federal sex trafficking charges

PROVIDENCE — A federal grand jury in Providence has returned a six-count indictment charging Reginald “Reggie” Chaney, 19, of East Providence, with conspiracy, sex trafficking of a child and transportation of a minor. It is alleged that Chaney conspired to recruit, transport and coerce two minor females to engage in commercial sex acts. The indictment

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Man suffers minor stab wounds in late-night East Providence bar brawl

EAST PROVIDENCE — An early Monday morning bar brawl at a North Broadway establishment between two East Providence men took a violent twist when one of the combatants received what were termed “minor” stab wounds. Patrick McGuirl, 46 of Terrace Avenue, suffered “superficial” injuries, according to police, after he was sliced with a box cutter


Renovation of Cumberland Farm’s East Providence location gets go-ahead

EAST PROVIDENCE — The quest to renovate and expand the Cumberland Farms convenience store and gas station at the intersection of Pawtucket Avenue and Wampanoag Trail cleared a significant hurdle Tuesday night, April 21, when the East Providence City Council passed a pair of ordinances in support of the proposal. The Council voted 3-0 to

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Second suicide takes place in East Providence Wednesday

EAST PROVIDENCE — Residents of the city were rocked by the news of a second suicide by self-inflicted gun shot Wednesday, April 22. Earlier in the day, a middle-aged gentleman took his own life in Riverside. A few hours later, multiple local officials confirmed a similarly aged male, approximately 50-years-old, committed suicide by gun in his

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City Council proposes temporary traffic changes to Summit Street in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Motorists used to traveling Summit Street as a means of accessing Interstate 195 at peak hours will need to adjust to an experimental traffic pattern starting either Monday, April 27, or Tuesday, April 28. Following a lengthy and at times confusing discussion spurred by Ward 2 representative Helder Cunha, whose district covers


East Providence bakery explosion remains under investigation

EAST PROVIDENCE — Local and state investigators continue to seek clues indicating why an explosion rocked the Taunton Avenue Bakery shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, April 20. The explosion blew open a gaping whole in the front of Portuguese bakery located on 208 Taunton Ave. adjacent to the Bank of America branch at about