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Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following properties have changed hands in recent weeks in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 208 Lincoln Ave. — $320,000 29 Lorraine St. — $240,000 18 Lorraine St. — $226,142 7 Christine Drive — $259,000 9 Ferrier Ave. — $120,000 Bristol 26 San Juan Drive — $145,000 1 Vasta Lane — $260,000 6 Addy

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Second suicide takes place in East Providence Wednesday

EAST PROVIDENCE — Residents of the city were rocked by the news of a second suicide by self-inflicted gun shot Wednesday, April 22. Earlier in the day, a middle-aged gentleman took his own life in Riverside. A few hours later, multiple local officials confirmed a similarly aged male, approximately 50-years-old, committed suicide by gun in his

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City Council proposes temporary traffic changes to Summit Street in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Motorists used to traveling Summit Street as a means of accessing Interstate 195 at peak hours will need to adjust to an experimental traffic pattern starting either Monday, April 27, or Tuesday, April 28. Following a lengthy and at times confusing discussion spurred by Ward 2 representative Helder Cunha, whose district covers


East Providence bakery explosion remains under investigation

EAST PROVIDENCE — Local and state investigators continue to seek clues indicating why an explosion rocked the Taunton Avenue Bakery shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, April 20. The explosion blew open a gaping whole in the front of Portuguese bakery located on 208 Taunton Ave. adjacent to the Bank of America branch at about


Council accelerates search for permanent East Providence City Manager

EAST PROVIDENCE — The long stalled search to find a permanent City Manager appeared to take on greater emphasis following a discussion on the topic by the City Council at its latest meeting held Tuesday night, April 21. Paul Lemont, who served in the same capacity throughout the 1990s and into the early 2000s, has


Committee signs off on East Providence High turf field project

EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special meeting held Monday night, April 20, in City Hall, the East Providence School Committee did indeed vote unanimously to approve a public-private partnership with the locally based Bayside F.C. youth soccer organization to construct an artificial turf field on the high school grounds. The move all but assures the

Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. — George "Sparky" Watts prepares an arm's length of weiners during lunchtime on a recent busy day at his restaurant.

East Providence eatery ‘Sparky’s’ celebrates a century of service

EAST PROVIDENCE — As George Watts puts it a business doesn’t often last 100 years, so with that in mind “Sparky’s Coney Island Systems” plans to heartily celebrate its centennial of operation over the course of the week. The revered local eatery at the corner of Taunton Avenue and Vine Street owned by Mr. Watts


Author West delivers frank terror talk to East Providence High students

EAST PROVIDENCE — Noted author, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs during the Reagan Administration and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Francis J. “Bing” West delivered a provocative lecture on the current state of the Middle East and the “war on terror” to some 50 East Providence High School History students Thursday, April