Friday, February 12, 2016
East Providence

East Providence

PROVIDENCE — All seven members of the East Providence delegation at the General Assembly cast their lot in support of the Rhode Island Bridge Replacement, Reconstruction and Maintenance Fund bill, which includes the authorization of tolls on state highways for semi-tractor trailer trucks. Commonly referred to as "RhodeWorks," the legislation was signed into law by Gov. Gina Raimondo Thursday evening,...

By Nick Friend EAST PROVIDENCE — A special evening anyway took on even greater meaning for the East Providence High School girls' basketball team as the Townies defeated Exeter-West Greenwich, 56-22, Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Ramos Gymnasium. As is customary, East Providence recognized its seniors on the occasion of their final regular season home game. Adding even greater significance, the Townies...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Housing this week announced a Renewed Homes Program for first-time homeowners who purchase existing residences in a number of municipalities around the state including East Providence. The buyer must purchase a previously foreclosed home or other eligible property. In return, the buyer will receive $20,000 toward the down payment. New applicants must produce a Uniform Residential...

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Providence Grand Jury Wednesday, Feb. 10, reported out an indictment of Hubert Joseph, a Fall River man, with five counts of first degree child molestation and four counts of second degree child molestation. Some of the alleged crimes took place in East Providence. According to the findings, Mr. Hubert, 48 of 26 Odd St., is alleged to...

The blogger who called Ava Anderson Non Toxic dish soap "a fraud" recently released results from lab tests done to four additional Ava Anderson products. According to a Feb. 9 post on the ecofriendlymamausa.com blog, all four products that were tested — eye cream, diaper cream, dish soap and kids lotion — had labels that were inaccurate. Laboratoire PhytoChemia, a lab...

EAST PROVIDENCE — A lingering problem became an urgent one in the last 24 hours at the East Providence Career and Tech Center as the building's two heating boilers catastrophically failed and need to be replaced. The boilers, which Superintendent Kathryn Crowley said were only just bandaged a few weeks ago by maintenance personnel, both broke down beyond repair late...

EAST PROVIDENCE — If all goes according to plan, the last vestiges of consolidation in the upper levels of city government put into place by the former state-appointed Budget Commission have come to an end as the School Department voted unanimously to reorganize the Finance Department at a meeting Tuesday night, Feb. 9. By a 5-0 count, the Committee accepted...

"Police work is high stakes, all the time," says Armen Garo, who retired from the East Providence police department a few years ago, when he hit the mandatory retirement age of 60. "There's no such thing as a routine call." "No such thing as routine" would be an excellent description of Garo's professional life, which has carried him from academia...

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a scathing defense of his performance during his first few months on the job, East Providence City Manager Richard Kirby took City Council President Tommy Rose to task during a special meeting held by the body Tuesday night, Feb. 9, at City Hall. On the docket for the meeting was an executive session to discuss the...

EAST PROVIDENCE — Youngsters in city carried on a long-standing tradition of taking advantage of a school snow day by heading to Silver Spring Golf Course on Pawtucket Avenue for some sledding. East Providence Post and eastbayri.com staff photographer Rich Dionne captured the action Monday, Feb. 8. Shown in order of photos are: From left, Lauren Gomes, 9, Ian Ferreira, 13, and...

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