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October 24th, 2014

Neighbors exchange words, punches

October 24, 2014

PAWTUCKET – It may not be the Capulets and the Montagues or the Hatfields and the McCoys, but two feuding neighbors engaged in a heated confrontation Wednesday afternoon, at which weapons may have been drawn, police said.
The two men – Joseph Mederios, 51, and Dana P. Titchenell, 45 – live in the same Prospect Street apartment building and “don't like each other,” police Maj. Arthur Martins said. Mederios lives on the third floor and Titchenell resides on the first floor, according to police records.

October 23rd

Central Falls could get red light traffic cameras

October 23, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS — Red light cameras may be coming to Central Falls after the City Council recently voted to endorse a proposal that would see red light cameras installed as a public safety improvement at three of the city’s busiest intersections.
At least three intersections in the city will receive red light cameras, including the intersection at Lonsdale Avenue and the Burger King; Roosevelt and Cross Streets; and Cross and High Streets.

October 21st

Officials say Pawtucket fire was set, suspect arrested

October 21, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A fire at a multifamily property on Nickerson Street Sunday night that left a dozen people temporarily homeless was intentionally set, and a local man is now facing a charge of first-degree arson, authorities said.
Jeffrey A. Mooney, 44, was charged with first-degree arson. He was brought before Sixth District Court on Tuesday and arraigned on the charge, and was held without bail, police said.

October 20th

Pawtucket fire leaves 12 people homeless

October 20, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A suspicious fire in the hallway of a multifamily property at 15 Nickerson St. left 12 people temporarily homeless Sunday night and caused two of the occupants to flee their apartments on fire escapes, according to fire officials.

Pawtucket Fire Department Battalion Chief Steven Tanguay said arriving units for the 11:42 p.m. call spotted two of the building’s residents in the windows of their apartments after their exit had been blocked by the fire and smoke in the hallway of the building.

October 19th

Not your grandma's bingo

October 19, 2014

CRANSTON – It’s early in the evening in a sprawling, split-level hall off Elmwood Avenue, and the crowd is still filing in, a freaky stream of drag queens and cross-dressers, Halloween-season witches, a nun, the pope, a couple of folks in banana costumes, and the later it gets the stranger they become. Eventually, the once and possibly future Providence Mayor Vincent A.

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October 16th

Man injured in bat attack

October 16, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A Providence man struck his brother in the head with a baseball bat several times following a dispute late Wednesday, police said.

Amancio C. Gomes, 39, of Providence, was at his brother's apartment at 193 Newell Ave. around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday when the two got into a disagreement over “some disrespect that was going on regarding familial relationships,” police Maj. Arthur Martins said.

October 15th

Pawtucket Soup Kitchen to honor individuals, businesses

October 15, 2014

PAWTUCKET – With each of them carrying on the legacy of Ernie Marot and his selfless efforts to end hunger, a collection of individuals, businesses, and state agencies will be honored as part of the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen's second annual Ernie Marot Humanitarian Awards and fundraising dinner Friday.
According to the Adrienne Marchetti, the soup kitchen's executive director, the five honorees at Friday's gala are: Irving Basiliere, Dr. Michael Ragosta, Navigant Credit Union, Pawtucket Credit Union, and the state Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Man bites brother's ear off

October 15, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A man had a big chunk of his ear bitten off by his brother after complaining that his sibling drank all the alcohol in the house and hadn’t left any for him, according to police.
Melvin S. Gboe, 35, of 950 Main St., was arrested Monday on charges that include domestic felony assault, mutilation, resisting arrest and misdemeanor domestic assault, according to police reports.

October 13th

Feldman Furniture building to be converted by Nexus into luxury apartments

October 13, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Standing at the corner of Broad and North Union streets, the old Feldman Furniture warehouse is undergoing some serious renovations, and the prodigious three-story red brick building could house upwards of 25 luxury apartments in the future.

The 66,000-square-foot three-story mill building was sold to Nexus Property Management LLC on July 3 for $175,000, according to records with the city Tax Assessor’s office.

October 9th

'Big Brother' to host meet-and-greet at C.F. school

October 9, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – Fresh off his recent victory in the hit reality television series “Big Brother”, a city police sergeant will participate in a meet-and-greet and question-and-answer session with the public at Central Falls High School Friday.
Sgt. Derrick V. Levasseur, 30, of Providence, was named victorious at the conclusion of the show's Sept. 24 season finale, outlasting 15 other house guests over the course of the show's 16th season to win the $500,000 grand prize. “Big Brother” airs nationally on CBS.

October 7th

Pawtucket man tries to flee from police

October 7, 2014

BOSTON — A Pawtucket man who pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to traffic contraband cigarettes, among other charges, was captured aboard an airplane at Logan Airport in Boston that was about to depart for Paris, authorities said.

October 6th

Loss of daughter to domestic violence inspires Nov. 1 march to ‘heel’

October 6, 2014

PAWTUCKET – All through that day in the early summer of 2010, a feeling of dread had been growing in the pit of Michelle Lavallee’s stomach. But nothing could have prepared her for what she found in her daughter’s Rufus Street apartment.

VIDEO: Pats rebound with 43-17 rout of Bengals

October 6, 2014

VIDEO: Pats rebound with 43-17 rout of Bengals
Ephraim Salaam breaks down the Patriots' strong performance.

October 5th

Adventure race takes to Central Falls streets

October 5, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – Covered in mud and sweat, and after an exhausting morning of dragging tires, flipping logs, pushing weighted wheelbarrows, and scaling ropes, you would expect most participants in Saturday’s Lions Club Warpath Challenge to be physically drained at its conclusion.

And you would be mistaken.

Of the 100-plus people who participated in Saturday’s first-ever challenge on High Street, many of them had smiles on their faces and were excitedly talking about completing the course again, albeit their words were coming through panted breaths.

October 2nd

Just drive! Students learn dangers of texting behind the wheel

October 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Taylor Perez isn't shy about how she feels about sending or reading text messages while driving. In fact, she is vehemently opposed to it.
A senior at the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Perez said that if she is in a car with a friend, she will tell them that they are to put the phone down, not send or read text messages while driving, and keep their eyes on the road.
“I'm always against texting and driving,” Perez said, adding that among her peers, distracted driving is an issue.

October 1st

RI GOP bashes Raimondo, Reed over TV ad

October 1, 2014

PROVIDENCE – The chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party wants the state Board of Elections to make the Democratic Party pull an ad featuring both Gina Raimondo and Jack Reed, claiming it is a blatant attempt “to circumvent state campaign laws.

September 29th

Pawtucket Hall of Fame to induct all-female class

September 29, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The first executive director of the Pawtucket Arts Council; a retired senior center director and advocate for the aged; a pioneer for women in Pawtucket politics; and an advocate for impoverished women are all slated to be inducted into the 22nd Pawtucket Hall of Fame, the Hall’s nomination committee announced Monday.

Established in 1992, the Pawtucket Hall of fame honors people who have made a real difference in the community and have had a significant impact on the city as a whole.

September 28th

The joys of 'positive play' at Day for Kids

September 28, 2014

PAWTUCKET – On a day that could have been one of summer’s last bastions before the leaves change color and cooler temperatures inevitably descend upon the area, hundreds of children participated in the annual “Day for Kids” at the Boys & Girls Club Saturday, celebrating with games, arts and crafts, and inflatables.

Amy Gravell, development officer with the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, said that Saturday’s outdoor festivities were “all about encouraging positive play.”

September 25th

Driver wields machete against woman, son

September 25, 2014

PAWTUCKET – After growing impatient with the amount of time a woman was taking to park her car at a grocery store on Mineral Spring Avenue Wednesday, a local man brandished a machete, threatening the woman and her teenage son, police said.

Adam D. Picard, 41, was involved in a dispute over the parking space at the Pawtucket Food Mart around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. The man was impatient that “she wasn't moving as quickly enough into a spot,” and was beeping his horn before exiting his truck to confront her, Martins said.

September 24th

Roommates fight, shot fired

September 24, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Three roommates were arrested after they were engaged in a melee Monday night that culminated in one of the trio firing a rifle into the ceiling of their third-floor apartment on Meadow Street, police said.


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