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Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. — Cleanup crews work at 803 Willett Ave., the site of a house fire November 12.

Resident is charged with sparking East Providence group home fire

Resident is charged with sparking East Providence group home fire

EAST PROVIDENCE — A resident of the group home in city was charged with sparking a fire that temporarily closed the house to the 11 residents who lived there. Aaron M. Lapointe, 31 and of 803 Willett Ave. in Riverside where the incident took place, was arrested at the scene late Wednesday evening, Nov. 12.

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Portsmouth man commits suicide in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — A 20-year-old Portsmouth man committed suicide by pouring gasoline over his body and lighting himself on fire Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1, in city, East Providence Police confirmed. Detective Captain Richard Frazier said the incident occurred at approximately 9 a.m. when the victim entered the Exxon gas station on Taunton Avenue just

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EP Equal Employment to hold meeting Tuesday

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence’s Affirmative Action/EEO Office will be conducting a number of informational sessions about potential job opportunities within its police and fire departments as well as other divisions in the coming week, including one Tuesday night, July 8, at the Cape Verdean Progressive Center, 329 Grosvenor Ave., from 6


Public safety personnel participate in annual Special Olympics Torch Run

EAST BAY — Several members of  law enforcement and public safety departments in the East Bay participated in the 30th Annual Special Olympic Torch Run held Friday, May 30. The local leg began in East Providence around noon and continued down the Bay. The Torch Run is an annual running event during which representatives from

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No injuries following early morning house fire in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — An early morning house fire did significant damage to the structure, but no one was injured, according to an East Providence Fire Department spokesman. EPFD Lieutenant James Bellamy reported the fire, at 560 Taunton Ave., was discovered at approximately 3 a.m. early Tuesday morning, March 11. The single-family home suffered heavy damage.


OSHA cites East Providence company for hazards after August 2013 fire

PROVIDENCE — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Inferno Wood Pellet Inc. after an investigation into the East Providence business for a fire last summer. On Aug. 20, 2013, a combustible wood dust explosion and fire occurred at Inferno Wood Pellet Inc., injuring a worker and partially demolishing the

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East Providence Fire Department contains fire at Taunton Plaza Apartments

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Department personnel quickly contained a small fire inside a residence at the Taunton Avenue Apartment complex mid-afternoon Thursday, Jan. 16. EPFD Chief Oscar Elmasian said crews arrived on the scene at approximately 3:30 p.m. First on site was Engine 5. Once inside, firefighters were greeted by “heavy smoke” in