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Gallery: East Providence Christmas lights

Gallery: East Providence Christmas lights

EAST PROVIDENCE — City residents took advantage of beautiful weather over the weekend to begin hanging their Christmas lights, including the annual lighting ceremony at the Crescent Park/Looff Carousel Sunday, Nov. 30. The following is a gallery of photos from the Carousel and the surrounding area.

Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. — Carousel Commission member Laureen Perry hands out wine samples.

Gallery: East Providence Carousel Commission food and wine pairing

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Crescent Park Carousel Preservation Association held its third annual Food and Wine Pairing with Silent Auction at the Historic Charles I.D. Looff Carousel on Thursday, Sept. 18. Among the local eateries to participate in the event were 2 Pauls’ City Grille, Avenue N American Kitchen, B. Pinelli’s – Simply Italian, Blount


Looff Carousel to open in East Providence as scheduled despite management change

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Looff Carousel on the Crescent Park grounds in city will be in operation as scheduled this weekend despite a recent change in management of the historic structure. City officials confirmed the Carousel’s traditional season-opening event on Easter Sunday, this year being April 20, remains a go. The Carousel ride will be

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Council clears way for deal between East Providence Carousel Commission, Blount Seafood

EAST PROVIDENCE — In need of significant upgrades, the City Council at its meeting Tuesday night, March 4, cleared the way for the Carousel Commission to finalize a contract with Blount Seafood to repair and continue to operate the seasonal clam shack on the Looff Carousel grounds. The renovations are necessary mainly for the structure

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East Providence City Council authorizes Carousel train ride, sale of former Fuller Library

EAST PROVIDENCE — Having had three of its previous four meetings this calendar year canceled due to inclement weather, the East Providence City Council certainly made up for lost time during a special session held Wednesday night, February 26, in the City Hall Chamber, a three-and-a-half hour marathon meeting harkening back to forums of the

The Crescent Park/Looff Carousel tree lighting event took place in Riverside on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Holiday tree lighting season begins in earnest in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The holiday tree lighting season and appearance by “Santa Claus” locally began in earnest last weekend with the annual Crescent Park/Looff Carousel event held Saturday, Nov. 30. Santa arrived to the Carousel by escort of the East Providence Fire Department. The Carousel Commission oversaw the event, which included the tree lighting and


Commission gives go ahead for Carousel repairs, holds video streaming return

EAST PROVIDENCE — At its meeting Thursday, Feb. 14, the East Providence Budget Commission finally backed funding for needed repairs of the Looff Carousel in Riverside, but put a hold bringing back live streaming of municipal meetings, two issues at the fore of the recent City Council agenda. The Council held a special meeting earlier

Steven Shuman and daughter, Calico, 2, play on a carousel horse.

East Providence City Council passes resolutions advocating return of streaming, carousel fixes

EAST PROVIDENCE — As expected, the East Providence City Council unanimously passed a resolution aimed at restoring the live video streaming of its meetings and those of the School Committee while also supporting measures directed towards repair and finances of the Looff Carousel. The Council did so at a special session held Monday night, Feb.


East Providence City Council seeks streaming video return, Carousel repairs

EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special meeting Monday night, Feb. 11, at 6 o’clock, the East Providence City Council is expected to approve a quote for the return of live streaming of meetings for it and the School Committee as well as clarify aspects surrounding care and financing of the Looff Carousel. Council President James

Steven Shuman and daughter, Calico, 2, play on a carousel horse.

City Council considers parking issues, Carousel oversight

EAST PROVIDENCE — Parking concerns on Taunton Avenue and who exactly has authority over the Looff Carousel were two of the topics up for discussion at the East Providence City Council meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 8, in the City Hall Chamber. Both issues coming from the prodding of Ward 4 Councilor Chrissy Rossi, who did