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An artist's rendering of the renovated Jones Pond area near Pierce Stadium.

Jones Pond renovation plan nears fruition in East Providence

Jones Pond renovation plan nears fruition in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE —  The Jones Pond rejuvenation project, also known as “Tranquility Place,” is moving closer to fruition. At the December 10 City Council meeting, Acting City Manager Paul Lemont presented the body with a list of approved contractors who responded to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) between October 10 and 31 of this year.

Cammi Burgess of Portsmouth portrays the Queen in Ballet Prestige's rendition of the Nutcracker Sat. Dec. 13.  Photos by Rich Dionne

‘The Nutcracker’ takes the stage Saturday

Ballet Prestige, a Russian style ballet studio located in Barrington under the direction of Vera Kurmasheva and Zhanat Baidaralin, will bring “The Nutcracker” to life in a performance at Martin Mid- dle School on Saturday, Dec. 13. The ballet will feature a number of East Bay dancers, including Barrington’s Isaiah Meness (Nutcracker Prince) and Yalith Axelson

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Open houses planned around East Bay

Whether you’re looking to sell your home, buy a new home or just see what’s out there, open houses are a great place to start. The following open houses are scheduled around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 189 Narragansett Ave. — Sunday, Dec. 14, 12-1:30 p.m. Colonial, 3, 2.5, $429,000. Residential Properties, Barbara Stamp,

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School Committee agrees to bring back accelerated program to East Providence middle schools

EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying many of the city’s middle school age students are not being challenged to the proper extent, School Committee member Joel Monteiro urged the board during the body’s meeting Tuesday evening, Dec. 9, to begin the process of reimplementing an advanced academic program for grades six through eight. “We need to meet

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Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently around the East Bay: Barrington 10 Manning Drive — $283,500 East Providence 72 Boyd Ave. — $600,000 2720 Pawtucket Ave. — $144,000 32-34 Woodward Ave. — $90,000 35 Boyden Blvd. — $145,000 138 Ivy St. — $147,000 29 Planet Ave. — $240,000 53 Temple Drive — $185,000 94

Jasper Williams

Jury convicts suspect in 2012 East Providence stabbing incident

PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police lauded a jury decision late last week, which returned a conviction of a Providence man in the stabbing of two brothers in the fall of 2012. Jasper Williams, 22, was found guilty on four counts — two of felony assault with a dangerous weapon and two for assault and battery

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East Providence Rep. Amore among those lawmakers noted by MADD for national award

PROVIDENCE — Mothers Against Drunk Driving has named 11 Rhode Island lawmakers, including a local legislator, among its national Legislators of the Year for their work in the passage of a new law allowing judges to require ignition interlocks for those convicted of drunken driving. The 11 locals include  Rep. Gregg Amore (D-Dist. 65, East

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