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Feds seize 16 lbs. of heroin in Pawtucket

September 6, 2011

WOONSOCKET — A city resident has been ordered held on federal charges stemming from his alleged involvement in a large-scale heroin-trafficking operation.
Andres Jiminez, 37, of 121 Linden Ave., made an initial appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Providence, after investigators seized more than seven kilos of heroin, a kilo of cocaine and $30,000 in cash from a commercial storage facility in Pawtucket over the weekend.

Artist makes art from fiber on Blackstone

September 6, 2011

PAWTUCKET — It was spinning and weaving that first put Pawtucket on the map as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. That's why artist Donald Gerola chose a high-tech and larger-than-life version of “textile” production as his latest public arts project in the city where he makes his home.


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