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November 6th

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.

November 4th

Juvenile Hearing Board marks 20th year

November 4, 2013

PAWTUCKET—“Youth is wasted on the young” and no one knows that better than those working in law enforcement. Sorting out those teens who commit a crime due to immaturity and who deserve a second chance versus those who are truly delinquent is the goal of the city's Juvenile Hearing Board.
It will be 20 years ago this month that Pawtucket's Juvenile Hearing Board was formed, and the panel of citizens has saved many a youthful offender from having a police record, but more importantly, going on to commit further crimes.

Mural to greet drivers entering state on I-95

November 4, 2013

PAWTUCKET—A row of mill windows...for someone looking in to glimpse bustling industry and for someone looking out to dream big dreams. This is the image that will soon greet motorists heading into Rhode Island on Interstate 95 near exits 29 and 30 in Pawtucket.


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