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Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. — District teacher and parent Kim Maratto discusses assessments during Tuesday's East Providence School Committee meeting.

Is East Providence over-testing its students?

Is East Providence over-testing its students?

EAST PROVIDENCE — Are East Providence schools needlessly over-testing students? That was the question at the heart of a lengthy debate held during the latter stages of the School Committee’s monthly meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 13, in the City Hall Chamber. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Julie Motta made a presentation  to the Committee and a

The Bucklin Point wastewater treatment facility.

Sex, age of fetus found in East Providence is determined

EAST PROVIDENCE — Investigators have learned a couple of key details in the case of the fetus found by workers Monday afternoon, Jan. 12, at the Bucklin Point wastewater treatment facility in Rumford. Following an autopsy completed by the state medical examiner’s office, it has been determined the sex of the fetus as male. Of

The Bucklin Point wastewater treatment facility.

Fetus found in East Providence sewer plant

EAST PROVIDENCE — Workers were shocked by the grizzly discovery of a fetus during routine maintenance Monday, Jan. 12., at the Bucklin Point wastewater treatment facility, located at 102 Campbell Ave. in the Rumford section of the city. East Providence Police Detective Captain Richard Frazier said workers found the fetus some time Monday afternoon and

Glorimar Rios

East Providence Woman allegedly stabs boyfriend

EAST PROVIDENCE — A partner’s quarrel turned violent in the city Wednesday night, Jan. 7, as a female allegedly stabbed a male with a kitchen utensil. Glorimar Rios, 26, of 15B Evergreen Drive Apt. 56, was charged with felony assault with a knife following an incident at her home involving a man police believe is her live-in boyfriend.

Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr. — Rep. Katherine Kazarian learned her committee assignments in the State House of Representatives this week.

East Providence reps Melo, Kazarian learn their House committee assignments

PROVIDENCE — In recent days, two more of East Providence’s legislators learned their committee assignments from the office of Speaker Nicholas Mattiello for the 2015 session of the State House of Representatives. Rep. Helio Melo (D-Dist. 64), the former Committee on Finance chairman, received a pair of committee assignments this week. The seven-term incumbent, first

Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. — East Providence rep Gregg Amore has been appointed to the influential House Committee on Finance.

Reps. Amore, Hearn earn appointments to House Finance Committee

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence pols received some plumb House of Representatives committee assignments from Speaker Nicholas Mattiello upon return to session this week. Rep. Gregg Amore (D-Dist. 65) and Rep. Joy Hearn (D-Dist. 66) were each appointed to the influential House Committee on Finance. The move to the prestigious group coupled with his appointment

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State Police arrest Seekonk man in East Providence on DUI charge

NORTH SCITUATE — A Seekonk man was arrested by Rhode Island State Police Thursday and for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and other offenses after traveling the wrong way on Interstate 195 East in the City of East Providence. Tyler Viera, 21 and of 42 Taft St., was arrested and charged with DUI-First Offense, Refusal

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East Providence man pleads to unemployment insurance benefit fraud

PROVIDENCE — A city man must repay the state nearly $9,000. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Abel M. Perdigao of East Providence pleaded nolo contendere Wednesday, Jan. 7, before Providence Superior Court Special Magistrate Patrick T. Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for collecting over $8,000 in unemployment insurance

When he returns from medical leave, facilities manager Ed Catelli will give up oversight of school buildings in the stead of a new hire.

East Providence expects to hire dedicated school facilities manager

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Department will soon have a dedicated facilities manager. So said Acting City Manager Paul Lemont in response to a statement made by Ward 4 representative Tim Conley during the member privilege section of the Tuesday night, Jan. 6, City Council meeting. Upon returning from medical leave, Ed Catelli,