Archive - Jun 2012
CUMBERLAND - Dr. Georgios Triantafilos Eystathiades, 84, formerly of Barrows Street, Cumberland, died Wednesday at the Berkshire Place Health and Rehabilitation Center, Providence. He is the husband of Rose (Marchi) Stathe aka Stathes.
Born in Nigrita Thessaloniki Greece, he was the son of the late Triantafilos and Polixeni (Sotiras) Eystathiades. He came to the US in 1955 and settled in Providence. He moved to Pawtucket in 2003.
PAWTUCKET â Despite a couple of last-minute pleas from residents to do otherwise, the City Council voted Wednesday night to give final passage to a new operating budget of about $178 million that will necessitate a property tax increase for homeowners of 80 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
The 7-1 vote followed the same pattern as it did at a session on June 7, when 8 of 9 council members gave the spending plan proposed by Mayor Donald Grebien their reluctant approval. Councilor James Chadwick, who had voted to support the budget at the last meeting, was absent on Wednesday.
Mayor Donald R. Grebien, right, gets some help from City Councilor Christopher O'Neill, who represents District 3 where Slater Park is located, in christening one of several new paddleboats on Thursday. The boats will return to the park's Slater Pond on Saturday after a lapse of nearly a half-century. In lieu of champagne, a pink-ribboned bottle of spring water did the honors. The paddleboats, three of which are designed as swans, will be available at the boathouse from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through September. After Labor Day, the paddleboats will be available on weekends.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. --- Three straight singles with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning helped the Syracuse Chiefs score the run that produced a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox on Wednesday night at Alliance Bank Stadium.
Down by a 5-3 score heading into the home half of the ninth, the Chiefs tied the score by scoring twice off reliever Daniel Bard, who gave up a single and a double and only threw half of his 22 pitches for strikes. He did not walk or strike out anyone.
WARWICK â In Rhode Island, the fiscal year begins on the first day of July. To Ed Cooley, the date also signifies the first step the head coach, along with his assistants, will take in laying the foundation for the 2012-13 Providence College Friars.
EAST PROVIDENCE â On a day when Texas A&M University graduate Jordan Russell owned Wannamoisett Country Club, firing a phenomenal six-under 63 to lead the first round of the 51st Northeast Amateur Golf Tournament, the University of Central Florida's Brad Schneider proved to be the model of consistency.
CENTRAL FALLS â Although he acknowledges that serving on the City Council will be âa little bit different this time,â Bob Ferri says he is pleased and honored to be once again representing the residents of Ward 2 from a position in city government.
Ferri, 65, of Cottage Street, was the winner of Tuesday's special election to fill the Ward 2 council seat that had been held by Richard Aubin. He will return to the five-member City Council for the remainder of Aubin's four-year-term, which runs until November of 2013.
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PAWTUCKET â Three local men will be honored (two of them posthumously) on Saturday, June 23 for their efforts in founding Turning Point, formerly the Pawtucket Boys Club Group Home, in 1973.
A ceremony to unveil a plaque dedicating the Turning Point group home to Nicolas Retsinas, along with the late Michael Pappas and Gary P. Paparo, will be held at 10 a.m. at the Turning Point facility at 5 Kids Way in Pawtucket. Members of the public are invited to attend.
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PAWTUCKET - Edward C. Czyzewicz, 57, passed away Sunday June 17, 2012 with his family at his side. He was the beloved husband of Leslie F. (Oliver) Czyzewicz.
Born in Central Falls he was a devoted son of Frances V. (Czupryna) Czyzewicz and the late Tady E. Czyzewicz. He was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring Ed was employed as a Mechanic for National Grid for 25 years and was also a local Musician most notably with the Bands Strutt and Illusion. He was a member of the BUW Local # 310.
ATTLEBORO - Paul E. Pankow III, 34 of South Main St., Attleboro, died Sunday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
He was the fiance of Latisha Peacock.
He was born in Denver, Colorado, a son of Paul E. Pankow Jr., and the late Alice (Athersmith) Pankow.
Paul was a receiving manager for Gardner Inc. for over 3 years.
He has lived in Attleboro for over 3 years coming from Pawtucket and Nebraska.
Paul enjoyed fishing.
WARWICK - Anthony, Santa (Cambria), 86, formerly of Pawtucket passed away surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Sunnyview Nursing Home in Warwick.
Born in Sicily, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Onofrio and Josephine (Spinella) Cambria; loving mother of Jerome Squadrito, Joanna Interlini, Thomas Anthony, Tino Anthony, Joseph Anthony and Tina Baptista; sister of Frank Cambria, Natalie Hatch and the late Joseph Cambria.
BARRINGTON â Just last year, Morgan Pressel and playing partner Davis Love III had to settle for second at this CVS Caremark Charity Classic after they combined for a 22-under total of 120.
Unfortunately for them, the tandem of PGA standouts Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson finished two strokes better and garnered the $300,000 first prize, not to mention the tournament trophy.
Angelo Broccoli, 3, watches as Nathan Oum, 9, center, and his brother, Biagio Broccoli, 7, reach for the pass as they play catch on the steps of St. James Church in Manville Tuesday. Hot summer weather is forecast for the next couple of days, with highs reaching the mid-90s.
PAWTUCKET â Two firefighters were injured battling a blaze in an office building at a used car lot at 589 Pawtucket Ave. that occurred late Monday night.
According to Pawtucket Fire Battalion Chief Bob Neill, the fire was reported at around 11:30 p.m. after flames could be seen from the brick office of Perlow's Auto Annex. The two-alarm fire was extinguished in about 15 minutes, Neill said. However, it caused a good amount of damage to the front of the building and smoke damage throughout.
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PAWTUCKET - Kaveny, John P., 90, of Rosemont Ave Pawtucket passed away Sunday June 17, 2012 at Memorial Hospital of RI. He was the husband of Mary Ann (McCaughey) Kaveny.
He was born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Patrick J. and Julia M. (McCabe) Kaveny.
John worked for the Pawtucket School Department as a teacher at Goff Junior High School for 38 years. He was past President of the Pawtucket Teacher's Alliance. He was a Lector and Eucharistic Minister of the former Sacred Heart Church. John was also an Army Veteran of World War II.
CENTRAL FALLS - Jorge Inacio, 40, of Parker Street died unexpectedly Sunday, June 17, 2012.
Born in Sobral Da Lagoa, Portugal, he was the beloved son of Celestino and Maria (Domingos) Inacio of Pawtucket. He came to the United States in 1978.
He was the manager of the Molding Department of Sanford-White Company, Central Falls for the past 20 years.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his three loving sisters, Lina Inacio Fatal, Isabel Vito and Ana Inacio; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the brother of the late Carols Inacio.
PAWTUCKET - Mary F. (Bernard) O'Connell, 90, of Pawtucket died Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, Providence. She was the wife of the late Pawtucket Police Sgt. Ralph E. O' Connell. They were married 55 years.
Mrs. O'Connell was born in Pawtucket, a lifelong resident of the city, the daughter of the late Edmond J. and Sarah A. (Tennyson) Bernard.
Mary was a homemaker. She was a past member of the St. Teresa's Senior Group, and the Leon Mathieu Senior Center. She was also a member of the St. Mary's Bowling League for 47 years.
PAWTUCKET - Eugene F. LaCroix, 85, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Dolores LaCroix.
Born in Attleboro, MA, he was the son of the late Henri LaCroix and Yvonne (Tremblay) LaCroix. Eugene was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was an avid traveler and gifted at solving puzzles. He was a proud veteran of World War II.
PAWTUCKET â As members of the Grebien Administration had been in the midst of discussions about ways to fund the job, Richard Kazarian resigned from his post as special economic development coordinator.
Kazarian, a noted art historian and antiques dealer who has been active in Pawtucket's redevelopment efforts of the past decade, was appointed to the $1,000 per week position by Mayor Donald Grebien last April in what was initially described as a temporary position.
PROVIDENCE â Monday afternoon saw the Rhode Island Interscholastic Leagueâs Principalsâ Committee on Athletics convene for one final time in 2011-12. Yet before this governing body could officially close the books on the just completed high school sports season, there was the matter of attending to several housekeeping chores.