Archive - Jan 15, 2014
PAWTUCKET â€” Pawtucket Police are investigating the shooting of a young man who was injured while walking on Broadway at around 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
Detective Capt. John Seebeck said the man had been walking near 300 Broadway when he sustained a gunshot wound to the buttock. He said the injury appeared to be non-life-threatening, and he was transported to Rhode Island Hospital.
Seebeck declined to provide the victim's name or other details in the case, citing the ongoing investigation.
For full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Times.
Fernando do Nascimento
PAWTUCKET - Fernando do Nascimento, 91, of Orange Park, FL and formerly of Pawtucket died Monday in Orange Park Medical Center, Orange Park, FL. He was the husband of the late Maria de Lurdes (Barata) Nascimento.
Born in SetĂşbal, Portugal, a son of the late DamiĂŁo and Ermelinda (da ConceiĂ§ĂŁo) Nascimento. He came to this country in 1973.
Mr. DoNascimento worked as a Machine Operator for the former Attleboro Dye and Finish Co. and also for Ridco Casting Co. in Pawtucket.
Editor's note: This "Politics as Usual" column was published in the Jan. 13, 2014 edition of The Times.
Anyone who thinks handicapping political races is easy should check last weekâ€™s newspapers.
Two Republicans with aspirations for higher office â€” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has his eye on becoming president of the United States, and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, running to become governor of the Biggest Little State in the Union â€“ are getting jammed up by their day jobs in their quest to climb the greasy pole of political ambition.
PROVIDENCE â€“ State Sen. Dawson Hodgson began his bid for the attorney generalâ€™s office Tuesday by taking the offensive, attacking incumbent Peter Kilmartin for his role in the 38 Studios debacle, the Deepwater Wind energy project, pension reform litigation, and the early release from prison of Woonsocket thrill killer Alfred Brissette.
PAWTUCKET â€” Just after delivering positive news about improved graduation rates, Schools Superintendent Deborah Cylke shook up a routine School Committee meeting Tuesday night with a bombshell announcement: that she planned to retire as of June 30.
â€śIt has been my privilege and pleasure to serve you,â€ť Cylke told the members of the School Committee at the first regular meeting of the new year. She also pledged that they would have â€ś110 percent of my effortâ€ť between now and when she leaves at the end of the school year.
For full story, see Page 1 of Wednesday's Times.
PAWTUCKET â€“ St. Raphael Academy coach Fred Saunders calls them the â€śbrains and heart of our team.â€ť
They are the Gonzalez sisters â€“ point guard Danyele and forward Rybecca. Danyele runs the show and Rybecca handles the scoring load. Along with fellow starters Seun Shittu, Felicia Baccari and Kaylee Oliver, they have turned St. Raphael Academy into an unbeaten Division II-Central squad that hopes to go deep into the playoffs this winter.