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March 9th, 2015

Wrong-way crash victim identified

March 9, 2015

PAWTUCKET – The woman who died in a wrong-way accident on Route 95 North Sunday was identified by State Police yesterday as 25-year-old Flory Hernandez of Henry Street in Central Falls.

March 8th

Wrong-way crash kills passenger

March 8, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A 23-year-old Providence man faces charges of causing a fatal motor vehicle crash and driving under the influence, death resulting, after a wrong-way driver incident on Route 95 North early Sunday morning.

Jeremy Leiva, of 25 Edgemere Ave, Providence, was expected to be arraigned Sunday on charges related to the death of a 26-year-old woman passenger of his vehicle, according to Col. Steven G. O’Donnell, superintendent of the R.I. State Police.

March 6th

State rep wants feasibility study of McCoy area

March 6, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A state representative whose district contains McCoy Stadium has submitted a request to the state Department of Administration's Division of Statewide Planning and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation to conduct a feasibility study of the ballpark.

The study would be conducted on McCoy Stadium and adjacent municipal
facilities with respect to their continued and future use as a
recreational venue, an entertainment center, or as a site for potential
commercial, industrial, or technological services development.

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March 6, 2015

March 5th

CF mayor: Bond rating up, city moving forward

March 5, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – The outlook of the rating for the city's general obligation bonds was upgraded from “stable” to “positive” and reaffirmed the city's BB rating, credit agency Standard & Poor's announced.
Mayor James Diossa in a release issued Thursday said that the outlook upgrade is proof that the city is moving in the right direction.

March 4th

DCYF worker faces charges in crash

March 4, 2015

WARWICK – A Pawtucket man faces road rage charges after the state-owned van he was driving was involved in an accident.
The man, employed by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families was arrested Tuesday for his role in the road rage incident on Interstate 95, state police said.
At about 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, troopers from the Rhode Island State Police Wickford and Hope Valley barracks were dispatched to a multi-car accident on I-95 south at the Cowesett Road overpass in Warwick, state police said.

March 3rd

Boy injured in fire

March 3, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Twelve people are without a home and two people were injured during a three-alarm blaze that ripped through a three-story, multi-family home on Thornton Street early Tuesday morning, a fire official said.
At about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters responded to the fire at 11 Thornton St. Thirty-one firefighters battled the blaze, which was deemed under control within about 90 minutes, Fire Marshal Capt. Robert Thurber said.

Runaway teen journeyed to NYC

March 3, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – Police say the missing teenager whose disappearance had the whole city on edge was a runaway who spent nearly five days in New York before he contacted his mother on Sunday for the first time since he vanished.

Charles Engley, 16, sold his cell phone to pay for travel expenses and took refuge in homeless shelters while he was out of touch, police said in a statement Monday.

March 1st

Pothole Patrol seeking your reports on city roads

March 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET – As if the mounds of snow, slick sidewalks and driveways, ice dams, and roofs buckling under the weight of a seemingly endless chain of winter storms wasn’t enough to deal with during Mother Nature’s barrage on the Ocean State, area residents also find themselves combating potholes and damaged streets.

February 27th

Man charged with attack on cab driver

February 27, 2015

PAWTUCKET – He didn't think waiting so long was all that fare.
A Providence man was charged with second-degree robbery – a felony, simple assault, and disorderly conduct after he allegedly tackled a cab driver to the ground then stole the cabbie's keys. The entire incident stemmed from the man becoming upset that he was not given his change in a timely manner, authorities said.
Around 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Pawtucket Police were dispatched to the Dunkin' Donuts at 465 Lonsdale Ave., police Maj. Arthur Martins said.

February 25th

Pawtucket officials: PawSox fight isn't over

February 26, 2015

PAWTUCKET – The City Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Economic Development and Neighborhood Improvement on Wednesday voted to send a resolution to the Pawtucket Red Sox’ new ownership group, supporting the city’s efforts to keep the team at McCoy Stadium.

Additionally, the committee’s chairman penned a letter that he said would be sent to the city’s state delegation, in which he wrote that as a citizen of Pawtucket, a move to Providence is “unacceptable.”

Fire hits Central Falls dwelling

February 26, 2015

Firefighters responded to a fire at 167 Jenks Ave. at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night. Everyone was reported to have exited the dwelling safety. The fire was extinguished by Central Falls and mutual aid companies by about 10 p.m., according to police.

A pet cat was reported to have died in the fire and a pet dog to be missing as of Wednesday night.

February 25th

Santa busted in Pawtucket

February 25, 2015

PAWTUCKET – An 83-year-old local man who legally changed his name to Santa Claus and was a fixture in the city for years, impersonating St. Nick starting in the 1970s, was charged with domestic assault by strangulation stemming from an incident last Thursday in which he allegedly assaulted his 68-year-old wife, authorities told The Times.

EXCLUSIVE: Pawtucket's plan for McCoy dismissed sight unseen

February 25, 2015

It’s called the PawSox Ballpark District concept plan, and it was perhaps Pawtucket’s only hope of convincing the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox to think about a larger development vision for McCoy Stadium.

The plan, which was developed by the Pawtucket Foundation with input from Mayor Donald Grebien and his administration, was intended to show how McCoy could become a destination mixed-use stadium district with the potential for more than 200,000 square feet of retail development and luxury apartments.

February 24th

Pawtucket Red Sox | New owners say thanks but no thanks to Pawtucket, McCoy Stadium

February 24, 2015

 

PAWTUCKET – It will soon be game over for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

The Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate, have been sold for a reported $20 million to a group of 10 New England businessmen, including current Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino. 

The new ownership officially purchased the team on Sunday night from Madeleine Mondor, widow of the late Ben Mondor; President Michael Tamburro; and General Manager Lou Schwechheimer, according to a new release issued by the Red Sox yesterday.

February 23rd

Pawtucket Red Sox | Sale of PawSox complete

February 23, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A new ownership group of New England business leaders and Fenway Sports Management today announced it has purchased the Pawtucket Red Sox from the Triple-A franchise’s longtime owners: Madeleine Mondor, widow of the late Ben Mondor; Michael Tamburro; and Lou Schwechheimer.

The 10-member ownership group described below is led by principal owners Larry Lucchino, who will serve as Chairman, and James J. Skeffington, who will be President.

February 22nd

Pawtucket Red Sox | New PawSox ownership group to have distinct Rhode Island flavor

February 22, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A quartet of Rhode Islanders with strong ties to the state’s business community will be part of the new ownership group of the Pawtucket Red Sox, The Times and The Call has learned.

The locally based owners, who according to the Boston Globe will include the Boston Red Sox as a minority shareholder, include Tom Ryan, former president and chief executive officer of CVS/Caremark Corporation; Terry Murray, former Fleet Blank CEO; James Skeffington, a Providence-based attorney; and Ray Mancini, a liquor distributor.

City man injured in fire

February 22, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A fire at a two-family property on Buffum Street Saturday left one person temporarily without a home.
The fire broke out late Saturday afternoon at 31 Buffum St., Fire Capt.Robert Thurber, the city's fire marshal said. The two-family building's lone tenant had suffered burns on his hands, but he refused aid, Thurber said.
The property, which has been deemed temporarily uninhabitable, sustained minor fire damage in a first-floor kitchen and smoke and water damage throughout, Thurber noted. The second floor of the property was vacant.

February 19th

Fonseca, Vaudreuil win in CF

February 20, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – A special election for two seats on the City Council named Carlene Fonseca to the available at-large council seat and Kenneth Vaudreuil to the panel’s District 5 seat, according to uncertified results posted by the Board of Canvassers Thursday night.

Assistant City Clerk Sean Murphy said Fonseca collected 448 votes in the nonpartisan election to opponent Angelo Garcia’s tally of 166 votes for the win in the at-large contest.

The at-large council seat had been given up by Shelby Maldonado when she was elected to the state House of Representatives in November.

February 18th

Police have their hands full with problem patrons at casino

February 18, 2015

LINCOLN – Two people were charged with disorderly conduct – among other offenses – after causing a commotion and directing obscenities at police officers and Twin River Casino security in separate incidents, over the weekend, authorities told The Times and The Call.
Just prior to 1 a.m. Saturday, a Lincoln police officer responded to Twin River Casino for a reported disturbance. Upon arrival, he observed another officer and members of casino security escorting a man – Darnell Walls, 20, of Pawtucket – through a parking lot.

 

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