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Blast leaves behind only questions

November 6, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The charred remains of the three-family house at 420-422 Mineral Spring Ave., where Tuesday's explosion occurred, was abuzz all day Wednesday with police and fire officials, National Grid workers, and various bulldozers and dump trucks. However, as the day drew to a close, there was no word on the cause of the devastating blast and fire that left at least seven people homeless and sent two to the hospital.

Man severely burned, baby injured in house explosion

November 6, 2013

PAWTUCKET — A man was severely burned and a baby injured in a house explosion in a triple-decker at 422 Mineral Spring Ave. on Tuesday morning.

Police and fire officials are looking at natural gas as the cause, although the incident remains under investigation. A large crew of National Grid officials, along with investigators from the state Fire Marshal’s Office, were in and around the scene by the afternoon.

CF elects female majority to council

November 6, 2013

CENTRAL FALLS – “The darkest days of Central Falls are over,” Mayor James Diossa declared as he coasted in to a full term at City Hall without opposition on Tuesday.

Not only did Diossa win handily, capturing 96 percent of the vote with 23 voters casting write-in ballots, the entire slate of candidates he endorsed for City Council seats also won, although only one of them had an opponent.

In Ward 3, the only contested race, Hugo Figueroa bested Douglas Pendergrass by a margin of 92-61.


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