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Archive - Sep 2012

September 25th

Tolman booters net 2-1 upset victory over Shea

September 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET — After practice on Monday, and before his contest against Shea High late Tuesday afternoon, Tolman High head coach Jack Couto explained to his players why they should be more than pumped up about facing their archrival, especially after the Tigers' move to Division I this past off-season.
“I told them I've been here five years now, and we've never beaten them,” Couto stated. “I know we've had them in Injury Fund games, non-leaguers, even scrimmages, and they've always dominated. They were much better than we were, and that was it. Facts are facts.

Chattelle, Jeffrey await Oct. 6 MMA show at Dunk

September 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Aside from exclusively fighting before a few thousand fans at the Twin River Event Center during the past couple of years, Todd Chattelle and Keith Jeffrey had spent the early years of their pro careers mostly fighting in front of hundreds of spectators and sometimes in some strange locations.
They both fought on the state’s first MMA show on Oct. 31, 2010 at the R.I. Convention Center, but that show has very few quality fights on it and less than a thousand fans filled the 7,500-seat venue.

Central gridders strike late for 12-6 win over Shea

September 25, 2012

PROVIDENCE — The penalties and turnovers hurt. So did an off-night by the offense.
But if there was one thing that really hindered Shea’s hopes of beating Central on Friday night, it was two long plays in the final quarter by the Knights that resulted in the game’s touchdowns and the hosts’ first Division II-B victory of the season.

APPLE OF HIS EYE

September 25, 2012

Cumberland resident Tyler Cardoso picks Cortland apples at Phantom Farms in Cumberland on a beautiful fall Tuesday. There are plenty of apples available as well as plump pumpkins for all your fall baking and decorating needs.

Convicted child molester receives 20 years

September 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET – A city man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to multiple counts of child molestation involving three boys between the ages of four and nine.
Jorge Jacinto Masariego, 33, of 27 Mavis St., pleaded guilty to four counts of child molestation in the first degree and five counts in the second-degree.
Superior Court Judge Netti C. Vogel sentenced Masariego to 40 years, with 20 to serve, followed by lifetime sex-offender registration with GPS monitoring upon release.

Councilman Diossa announces for mayor

September 25, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS — Standing outside the elementary school he once attended, James Diossa spoke of his love and gratitude for Central Falls and why he thinks he should be the city's next mayor.
The 27-year-old Diossa, who also serves on the City Council, formally announced his campaign plans on Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial Elementary School in front of a group of cheering supporters. He was introduced by state Senator Elizabeth Crowley and retired Central Falls Police Lieutenant John Laboissionere, who both cited his youthful energy as a symbol of the city's future.

Mary E. Gravel

September 25, 2012

Mary E. Gravel

SEEKONK - Mary E. (Nolan) Gravel, 76, passed away Monday, September 24, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert C. Gravel, Sr.

Thomas A. Lee Sr.

September 25, 2012

Thomas A. Lee Sr.

PAWTUCKET - Lee, Thomas A., Sr. Archie, 89, of Pawtucket, RI, died Tuesday, September 18 at Oak Hill Nursing Home. He was the husband of Maria (Pena) Lee and the late Eva Elizabeth (Gaumond) Lee.
Born in Providence, RI, a son of the late Anthony F. Lee and the late Marie Rose (Contois) Lee-Jodat.

Lillian M. Tancrede

September 25, 2012

Lillian M. Tancrede

RUMFORD - Lillian M. (Messier) Tancrede, 84, of Rumford passed away on September 24, 2012 at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Theodore Tancrede. Lillian was born in Pawtucket, Alphege and Rosalie (Charpentier) Messier.

Paulina B. Pereira

September 25, 2012

Paulina B. Pereira

PAWTUCKET - Paulina B. Pereira, 56, passed September 25th.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde Island, a daughter of the late Joao lomba Brito and Maria (Pina) Brito.
She had been employed by Cathedral Art for many years.
She is survived by two sons, Marcelino de Pina and Rui J. de Pina, both of Providence
four brothers, Carlos Lomba of Lincoln, Marcelino Brito of Virginia, Jose da Rosa and Balarmino da Rosa, both of Pawtucket, two sisters, Candida Lomba and Julia Macedo both of Pawtucket and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Caledio da Lomba.

September 24th

Ex-CF Mayor Lazieh throws hat into ring

September 24, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS — When Thomas Lazieh was elected mayor in 1990, the city was embroiled in a different kind of economic turmoil—an inherited budget deficit of a then-staggering $2.7 million. With the school system still under the city's control, Lazieh maintains that the budget deficit was actually worse—percentage wise—than it was two years ago when the decision was made to seek Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Yet, with some belt tightening and economic development measures, “we were able to turn the city around,” he noted. More importantly, he thinks the 2010 bankruptcy could have been avoided.

Fire damages three-family apartment

September 24, 2012

PAWTUCKET — A fire caused by a candle in a bathroom led to the displacement of the occupants of a three-family house at 145 Garden St. on Saturday afternoon.
Firefighters responded to the blaze at around 3:30 p.m. that began in a second-floor bathroom. About a dozen tenants were evacuated, and no injuries were reported.
Fire Capt. Steven Parent, the city's fire marshal, said that while the fire damage was contained to the bathroom, there was water damage to the first and second floor apartments.

David R. Grady

September 24, 2012

David R. Grady

CUMBERLAND - David R. Grady, "Dinger Dave", 63, died September 22nd peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Carolyn (Kryla) Grady.
They were married for forty-one years.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Thomas F. Grady Sr. and Muriel (Achorn) Grady.
Dave was a Mechanic for many years and a custodian for the Cumberland School Department. Mr. Grady was also a member of the Albion Social Club for many years.

Hilda Najjar

September 24, 2012

Hilda Najjar

PAWTUCKET - Hilda Najjar, 104 of Pawtucket, passed away at home with her loving family Saturday, September 22, 2012. She was the wife of the late Samuel Najjar. Born in Damascus, Syria, she was the daughter of the late John and Sadie Macharra. Hilda was a member of Saint Ann Sodality, Saint Basil the Great Church.

September 23rd

Cast under a spell: Wizards hold Correa, Saints at bay, 36-14

September 23, 2012

WEST WARWICK — Football is looked upon as the ultimate team sport. You can’t do your job correctly unless the person lined up next to you does his. Everyone must be on the same page.
Sometimes, though, there are individuals that are so crucial to a team’s vitality, their influence so great, that you start recalibrating expectations – if Player X isn’t his usual spectacular self, chances are the team will find itself running in quicksand. After all, there’s a reason why he’s viewed as the straw that stirs the drink.

Colombian heritage at Arts Festival

September 23, 2012

Dancers from the Colombian American Society of Pawtucket perform during the Bright Future Festival at Jenks Park in Central Falls Saturday. The event is part of the Pawtucket Arts Festival.

Fire district consolidation plan due next month

September 23, 2012

CUMBERLAND — After more than a year of study, the Town Council next month will be presented with a final report on the plan being proposed to consolidate the town's four independent fire districts.
The final report by Donald I. Jacobs of Holden-based D.I. Jacobs Management Consulting Services will be submitted to the council on Oct. 3, followed by the council's formal vote on the plan on Oct. 17.

September 22nd

City man charged in fatal crash

September 22, 2012

ATTLEBORO — A Pawtucket man has been arrested on drunk driving and other charges following a Thursday night accident in Attleboro that claimed the life of a 24-year-old North Attleboro woman.

Camp for RI vets offers free services

September 22, 2012

CUMBERLAND — A Rhode Island nonprofit that serves the state's homeless and at-risk veterans opened a military-style camp Friday where former soldiers can access a range of free services from medical screenings to housing assistance.
Operation Stand Down Rhode Island began welcoming some of the 350 to 400 veterans expected to visit the encampment at Diamond Hill Park in Cumberland, which will remain open through Sunday.

September 21st

Tolman gridders hang tough, but La Salle ends up being mightier

September 22, 2012

PAWTUCKET – The final score may suggest otherwise, but there was a time Friday night when this was Tolman’s game. In fact, some may argue that the Division I newcomers had perennial power La Salle Academy against the ropes.
In the end, La Salle showed why it figures to remain in the thick of the Super Bowl chase. With quarterback Anthony Francis accounting for four touchdowns, the Rams soared to a 42-20 triumph before a strong gathering at Pariseau Field.

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