Archive - May 21, 2013
PAWTUCKET â Concrete evidence as to why Steven Wright is experiencing a downturn on the mound recently was on full display in the first inning of his latest start on Monday.
Dealing with a bases-loaded mess that came about due to a walk and two singles, Wright looked in at Indianapolisâ Jerry Sands, owner of a .168 batting average. As has been the case lately, Wright quickly fell behind, this time 2-0 to Sands.
PAWTUCKET â Pawtucketâs new third baseman came out feeling pretty good about his showing at the hot corner on Tuesday afternoon.
âIt was fun to see the game from a different angle,â smiled Jose Iglesias after the PawSox came out on top in a wild 9-8 affair against Indianapolis. âIâve never played third base in my life and it wasnât bad.â
Iglesias was making his professional debut at third after logging 313 games at shortstop between the majors and minors. His first chance came in the third inning where Iglesias one-hopped a throw to first baseman Drew Sutton. He was charged with an error.
PAWTUCKET â A leading advocacy group for affordable housing released a report today criticizing state government for failing to protect its investments in affordable housing with additional funds for maintenance and operations.
The HousingWorks RI report characterizes affordable housing as an essential component of the stateâs economic development infrastructure. The report, entitled âThe Complete Approach to Affordable Housing,â says the state not only needs more affordable housing but should invest more to make sure what it has is sustainable.
PAWTUCKET â To help get unwanted guns off city streets, a Pawtucket Police Gun Buyback program will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the police substation at 270 Armistice Blvd. (across from Precision Harley-Davidson). The program is open to all city residents.
PAWTUCKET â Despite being shot down twice by the City Council, Mayor Donald Grebien is again pushing to hire a business/communications liaison as well as create a new position for an economic development professional who would be funded jointly by the city and the Pawtucket Foundation.
CENTRAL FALLS â Former State Police superintendent and congressional candidate Brendan Doherty has been nominated to be the next chairman of the board of the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility by Mayor James Diossa.
Doherty would replace Steven T. Hartford, who resigned the chairmanship of the five-member board. The panel also includes Ernest âGipâ Cabral, Hugo Figueroa, Yedinson A. Rios and Frank Tillinghast.
CRANSTON â Public school teachers from North Smithfield to Newport jammed into the auditorium at Cranston High School West Monday and for well over two hours unloaded a long list of grievances against Education Commissioner Deborah Gist with the stated intention of convincing the new state Board of Education to not renew her contract next month.