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E.P. lot is site of archaeological dig

May 13, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE — An empty lot on Newport Avenue, used mostly as overflow parking for Uncle Tony's Pizza and Pasta restaurant, is serving up some fascinating pieces of history as part of an archaeological dig.

It seems that the front portion of the lot, situated between New Road and Moore Street, was once the East Providence Cemetery. While the burial ground has long been closed and the coffins removed and interred elsewhere, the current owners of the commercially zoned property want to make sure that no remains were left behind.

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