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June 11th, 2014

C.F. school official set to take consulting job

June 11, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – A man chosen four years ago to reform troubled Central Falls High School is moving on to a new role in education and one that will possibly involve a national stage.

Schools Superintendent Fran Gallo announced Wednesday that Victor Capellan, the district’s deputy superintendent for transformation, will be leaving the school district at the end of this school year to take a position with Mass Insight Education in Boston. He will begin his new position in July.

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

June 10th

Pet shop owner, EP council spar over puppy sales

June 10, 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE – Perfect Pets owner Scott Bergantino is convinced that had members of the East Providence City Council visited his The Perfect Puppy store on Wampanoag Trail, they would have thought twice about passing an ordinance that makes it illegal for any commercial business to sell dogs or cats in the city.

But they didn’t. The ordinance was passed. And Bergantino is in the legal fight of his life.

June 9th

Business owner: It's safety first when carnival comes to town

June 9, 2014

The festival season has begun and carnival and amusement ride companies are already setting up at events around the state to bring their unique form of flashing lights and stomach-churning, g-force motion rides to the brave of heart.
But there is a lot to more to a carnival setting up in town for a few days or a week-long festival than unpacking the rides and connecting them to their electricity supplies.

June 8th

Baldwin pumps up CF library at fundraiser

June 8, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS — It was during the last hurricane that knocked out power in his hometown of East Hampton that Alec Baldwin realized just how important the community library can be.

There was no electricity, but the small library in the seaside township of Sag Harbor found a way to function, “paper slipping” books to patrons, operating with a small generator that allowed people to use their computers, and otherwise providing a welcome beacon to storm-weary residents.

June 6th

Pawtucket, and proud of it: Volunteerism rules the day

June 6, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Standing on a traffic island on Taft Street, Jack Partridge used his hands to frame the scenic image made by the weathered stone of the Division Street bridge paralleled with the modern steel arches of the adjacent Pawtucket River Bridge. “Look at all those angles these two bridges make. And you don’t see stonework like that anymore. People in New York City would love to see this,” the attorney marveled.

June 5th

House considers state budget

June 5, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Pressing against a self-imposed midnight deadline Thursday, the House Finance Committee worked to give its approval to an $8.7 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

About $3.4 billion of that will come from general revenues collected by the state and the rest from various federal sources. The $3.4 billion figure is about $10 million less than proposed by Gov. Lincoln Chafee in January, while the $8.7 figure is higher than the governor’s because of increases in federal funding, according to House Finance Chairman Raymond Gallison of Bristol.

June 4th

Friday is Pawtucket Proud Day

June 4, 2014

PAWTUCKET—With wet weather being forecast for Thursday, Pawtucket Proud Day will now be held on Friday, June 6, rain or shine. Organizers say that other details remain unchanged.

June 3rd

Special Squad stages successful prostitution sting in Pawtucket neighborhood

June 3, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Despite a major cleanup, the Dexter and Barton Street neighborhood still has a devil of a time changing its reputation. Yet, the Pawtucket Police Department's Special Squad is committed to remaining vigilant and, when necessary, springing into action to combat the prostitution activity the once-seedy neighborhood has long been known for.

June 2nd

Film crew scouts locations in Pawtucket

June 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET – “The Purple Rose of Darlington”? “Everything You Wanted to Know About One-Way Streets but Were Afraid to Ask”? “Bullets over Broadway II”?
No title has been picked for Woody Allen’s next movie, but location scouts have looked at several spots around Pawtucket as possible settings for the film scheduled to go into production this summer.
Allen is notoriously secretive about upcoming film projects and discloses few details about them until a picture is ready to release.

June 1st

CF library turns to star power to help fund media center

June 1, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS — While actor Alec Baldwin didn't want his famous name to distract from an event that's about promoting literacy, Adams Memorial Library officials are banking on just that Hollywood star power to boost some much-needed financial donations.

May 30th

Alves to run for mayor in Cumberland

May 30, 2014

CUMBERLAND – The field of candidates to replace departing Mayor Daniel McKee grew to three on Friday as former Town Councilman Daniel Alves announced his bid for the seat.

Alves, a Democrat like the two other prospective candidates, Manuel DaCosta and William Murray, pointed to both his council experience and his operation of small business for nearly 40 years as making him well qualified for the town’s executive post.

May 29th

THIS JUST IN: Three-story house burns

May 29, 2014

PAWTUCKET -- A fire that broke out about 9:45 p.m. Thursday night at 24-26 Garden St., was brought under control in about 30 minutes, but left 12 people without a place to live. The cause of the fire was not immediately available. No injuries were reported.

E.P. police make large heroin bust

May 29, 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE – Two Fall River men were detained on drug charges Thursday after the state police seized a sizable quantity of heroin during a motor vehicle stop on I-195 the day before.
State police said they seized more than 20 “bricks” of heroin – 1,050 individually wrapped packets in all – after they pulled the car over. A single brick has a street value of about $300.

May 28th

HS seniors stumble on NECAP

May 28, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Usually, it's the marginal students who sigh in relief upon learning they will graduate after all. This June, more so than in years past, the city's teachers and administrators will be feeling that sense of relief right along with them.

May 25th

Students week to turn CF parking lot into plaza

May 25, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS — The city that is just one square mile in size is attracting some big thinkers.

This summer, 30 students from the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University, as well as the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, will be embarking on a joint project to transform an empty lot on Dexter Street into an attractively landscaped plaza.

May 23rd

Victim stabbed several times

May 23, 2014

PAWTUCKET—Police say a disgruntled ex-boyfriend was arrested early Friday morning in a stabbing Thursday night that caused serious injuries to his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.

May 22nd

Pawtucket school officials stunned by teacher's arrest

May 22, 2014

PAWTUCKET—School officials say George Grimes was a versatile English language arts teacher who had always received positive evaluations for his job performance. Therefore, the news of his arrest Thursday morning on child pornography charges rocked the Shea High School community as well as those on the administration side, said interim Schools Superintendent Patricia DiCenso.
“This was not on our radar,” said DiCenso. “We're sad and surprised. And the children are sad. But the children's safety comes first, and Mr. Grimes has been placed on leave while we investigate this,” she said.

May 21st

City board: New gym is fit for site

May 21, 2014

PAWTUCKET—A proposed new LA Fitness Center to be built on a blighted stretch of North Main Street and Pawtucket Avenue was given conditional approval by the city's Planning Commission at a meeting Tuesday night.
The proposal by Nms Associates LLC, that is part of the Procaccanti Group, involves an expanse of property that runs roughly from Ann Mary Street in Pawtucket to the corner of the former Sears department store at White Avenue in Providence.

May 20th

Judge orders Central Falls business owner to pay up

May 20, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – A Central Falls business owner was sentenced to three months probation and ordered to pay restitution to three former employees for unpaid wages in the amount of $2,614.45.
Milad Shabo, 50, with a last known address of 1325 Broad St., pleaded nolo contendere on May 16 in Providence District Court before Justice Elaine T. Bucci to one count of violating a final order of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training in violation of Rhode State law pertaining to payment on separation by employer.

May 19th

Mayor: Central Falls is the 'Welcoming City'

May 19, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – Rhode Island’s smallest city already has the highest percentage of foreign-born residents and Mayor James Diossa has now officially proclaimed it a “Welcoming City” for newcomers to America.
He says it will send out the message that Central Falls is a good place to come to raise a family and start a business.

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