PAWTUCKET â€” For Tony Gallo, trying to help his elderly mother receive veteran's benefits she was entitled to was a complicated, frustrating and nearly 17-month process. He turned to Congressman David Cicilline for help, and now the legislator has submitted a package of bills aimed at reducing the backlog for Gallo and countless others.
PAWTUCKET â€” Thanks to Saturday's gun buyback program, there are now 17 fewer firearms on the city's streets.
According to Pawtucket Police Major Arthur Martins, the program, held at the police substation on Armistice Boulevard, netted eight handguns, six rifles and three other firearms that were deemed inoperable. He said the bulk of the firearms were of the â€śsmall caliberâ€ť variety, such as 22s, but there was a 12-gauge shotgun and a 32-caliber revolver among the inventory.
PAWTUCKET â€” The Samaritans of Rhode Island is once again working to eliminate the stigma of seeking help, thanks to a new round of suicide prevention awareness training seminars for educators and healthcare professionals dealing with young people.