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Just in: Man shot on Broadway

January 15, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Pawtucket Police are investigating the shooting of a young man who was injured while walking on Broadway at around 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Detective Capt. John Seebeck said the man had been walking near 300 Broadway when he sustained a gunshot wound to the buttock. He said the injury appeared to be non-life-threatening, and he was transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

Seebeck declined to provide the victim's name or other details in the case, citing the ongoing investigation.

For full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Times.

In case you missed it: City problems bite pols with bigger ambitions

January 15, 2014

Editor's note: This "Politics as Usual" column was published in the Jan. 13, 2014 edition of The Times.

Anyone who thinks handicapping political races is easy should check last week’s newspapers.
Two Republicans with aspirations for higher office — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has his eye on becoming president of the United States, and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, running to become governor of the Biggest Little State in the Union – are getting jammed up by their day jobs in their quest to climb the greasy pole of political ambition.

Hodgson challenges Kilmartin for AG

January 15, 2014

PROVIDENCE – State Sen. Dawson Hodgson began his bid for the attorney general’s office Tuesday by taking the offensive, attacking incumbent Peter Kilmartin for his role in the 38 Studios debacle, the Deepwater Wind energy project, pension reform litigation, and the early release from prison of Woonsocket thrill killer Alfred Brissette.

Hodgson also outlined what he called “an aggressive and timely legislative agenda” for what will be his last year in the Senate, including everything from mandatory prison sentences for possessing illegal firearms to an aerial drone privacy policy.

Cylke to step down as Pawtucket school superintendent

January 15, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Just after delivering positive news about improved graduation rates, Schools Superintendent Deborah Cylke shook up a routine School Committee meeting Tuesday night with a bombshell announcement: that she planned to retire as of June 30.

“It has been my privilege and pleasure to serve you,” Cylke told the members of the School Committee at the first regular meeting of the new year. She also pledged that they would have “110 percent of my effort” between now and when she leaves at the end of the school year.

For full story, see Page 1 of Wednesday's Times.


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