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East Providence City Council votes against Larisa Park name change

By   /  November 7, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — While the firing of City Manager Peter Graczykowski drew the most headlines, the decision of the East Providence City Council to keep Rose Larisa Memorial Park in Riverside named as is at its meeting Tuesday night, Nov. 5, generated the most discussion during the evening. The Council voted against a resolution presented […]

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Vote to rename Larisa Park in East Providence could take place at Council meeting

By   /  November 4, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — At any other East Providence City Council meeting, a resolution seeking to rename Rose Larisa Memorial Park in the Riverside section would be front and center. It just so happens to likely be item 1A on a Council agenda for its meeting Tuesday night, Nov. 5, that also includes a resolution on […]

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Dawn M. Hall, 51, Riverside

By   /  October 28, 2013  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

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Dawn M. (O’Neill) Hall , 51, of Riverside passed away Friday after a long and courageous battle with cancer at Home & Hospice Care of R.I. She was the wife of Charles E. Hall, a retired East Providence Police Department lieutenant. Dawn was the former owner of Times Square Printing in Pawtucket. Besides her husband […]

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Marion P. “Pat” Kocsis, 88, Riverside

By   /  October 27, 2013  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

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Marion P. (Croke) Kocsis, “Pat”, 88, of Pawtucket Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on October 24, 2013.  She was the wife of the late Frank Kocsis. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Edward J. and Marion (Tattrie) Croke, she was a lifelong resident of Riverside. Mrs. Kocsis was a receptionist for the Visiting Nurses […]

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John M. “Mike” Whelan, 87, Riverside

By   /  October 27, 2013  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

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John M. “Mike” Whelan, 87, of President Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 25, 2013 at the Tockwotton Home.  He was the beloved husband of Linda (Cornish) Whelan. Mike was a 25 year U.S. Navy Veteran retiring as a Commander.  He was a member of the West Barrington Men’s Club […]

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Riverside hosts fellow East Bay sides in middle school cross country meet

By   /  October 1, 2013  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The reconstituted Riverside Middle School cross country program hosted its lone East Division dual meet of the 2013 regular season Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 1, on the 1.7-mile course at the Rec Field grounds, the Vikings sweeping four girls’ duals and losing three boys’ decisions. Riverside, which went through a year’s hiatus last […]

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Dorothy A. Watson, 85, Riverside

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

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Dorothy A. Watson, 85, of East Bay Manor, Wampanoag Trail, Riverside, died peacefully on September 25, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of the late George J. Watson. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Justin and Annie (Alexander) Rice, she lived in East Providence for 40 years. Mrs. Watson […]

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David Blinkhorn, 53, Riverside

By   /  September 24, 2013  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

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David “Blinky” Blinkhorn, 53, of Riverside passed away peacefully September 22, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving wife/caregiver Susan (Corrado) Blinkhorn, his stepchildren Alicia Corrado, Keith Corrado and his wife Crystal and his grandson Jayden Corrado. He was the beloved son of Irving Blinkhorn Sr. and Barbara Maguire. David was an equipment operator for […]

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Crescent Park Carousel Preservation group hosts annual food and wine fundraiser

By   /  September 23, 2013  /  News, Things to Do  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The Crescent Park Carousel Preservation Association in collaboration with Anna Gasbarro present the second annual Food and Wine Pairing with Silent Auction to take place at the Looff Carousel Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Carousel is located at 700 Bullocks Point Ave. Tickets are $30 for individuals or […]

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Fred C. Kenney, 81, Riverside

By   /  September 20, 2013  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

Fred C. Kenney, 81, of Riverside, died peacefully on September 17, 2013 with his children by his side. He was the husband of the late Ann (Mastriano) Kenney. They were married for 52 years. Born in Medford, Mass., a son of the late Chester and Helen (Grout) Kenney, he lived in Riverside for 54 years. […]

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