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January 22nd, 2015
PAWTUCKET â€“ Paul and Susan Graseck of Pawtucket got a first look at the proposed plans for a commuter rail station in the city between Goff Avenue and Barton Street Thursday night at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center at 175 Main St., and liked what they saw.
â€śWe would very much like a commuter rail station to be approved for Pawtucket,â€ť Paul Graseck said while explaining the new transportation opportunity would be accessible from their home.
â€śIt would really make a difference for Pawtucket and Central Falls and help revitalize the area,â€ť Susan Graseck added.
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PAWTUCKET â€” The Pawtucket Red Sox have been an institution at the venerable McCoy Stadium for more than 40 years, playing host to countless future All-Stars, walk-off home runs, no-hitters, perfect games, championships, and the longest game in professional baseball history.
However, with recent reports of the teamâ€™s potential sale to the Boston Red Sox ownership group, rumors are beginning to swirl that have people questioning the teamâ€™s future in the city.
CENTRAL FALLS â€”Mayor James A. Diossa has put his campaign hat back on and is looking to raise money on behalf of the two City Council candidates he is expected to officially endorse this week.
Diossa sent out an email Thursday to supporters, local businesses and organizations on a campaign email list looking for financial assistance to promulgate the non-partisan primary to be held on Feb. 5, which will be followed by a special election featuring the top two vote-getters on Feb. 19.
PROVIDENCE â€“ As the new General Assembly session got under way recently with the traditional swearing in and first-day sessions in both the House and the Senate on Jan. 7, several new legislators joined their veteran counterparts to consider state business in the months ahead.
The following is a listing of area state senators and portions of their biographies listed with the legislative pages at http://www.rilin.state.ri.us.
PAWTUCKET – Brendan W. McGair, a veteran sportswriter and columnist who covers the Pawtucket Red Sox, college and high school sports for the Call/Times, has been named Rhode Island Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). This is his third NSSA honor in the past five years.
Scott Anderson has taken the concept of wearing your favorite team colors to a whole new level.
Forget the jerseys and hats. Anderson, 38, of Woonsocket, is showing off his team spirit by getting the Patriots logo shaved into the back of his head. And as Sundayâ€™s AFC Championship between the Patriots and Colts approaches in Foxboro, Anderson says heâ€™s getting lots of smiles and thumbs-ups as Patriots fever grips the Blackstone Valley.
â€śItâ€™s my team and I have to support my time,â€ť says the lifelong Pats fan.
PAWTUCKET â€“ One of the suspects in last Friday's alleged home invasion and subsequent hatchet attack on Cole Street has been charged, police said.
Jordan L. Wilcox, 18, of 46 John St., was arrested on a warrant Tuesday night, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. Wilcox was arrested without incident at his John Street apartment, then transported to the Police
Department, where he was held overnight. Wilcox was charged with first-degree robbery, felony assault by use of devices similar in appearance to a firearm, felony assault, and conspiracy, according to police records.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ Last year it was a deer. This year it was a young female Lab mix named Gizmo who found herself in an icy situation at Bullocks Cove on Tuesday morning.
Firefighters rescued Gizmo from the frigid waters off Beach Point Road after she escaped from her home and ventured out too far onto ice, falling through about 60 yards from shore.
WOONSOCKET â€“ This cityâ€™s loss is apparently East Providenceâ€™s gain, as a Connecticut-based manufacturing company backed out of its plan to take over the vacant Walmart on Diamond Hill Road.
Ardent Retail Displays & Packaging is now under contract to purchase a building located at 275 Ferris Ave. in East Providence, according to Michael Giutarri, a partner in the MG Commercial brokerage company. There is a closing date on the sale, and Ardent has a significant deposit tied up in the deal.
PROVIDENCE â€“ As the new General Assembly session got under way last week with the traditional swearing in and first-day sessions in both the House and the Senate on Tuesday, a list of new area members joined their veteran counterparts to consider state business in the months ahead.
The following is a listing of area House of Representatives members and portions of their biographies listed with the legislative pages at http://www.rilin.state.ri.us.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ A Central Falls man will be arraigned at Sixth District Court today for the murder of a Providence man, authorities said.
On Wednesday evening, an arrest warrant was signed for Ken Emuakpor, 33, of Central Falls, for the murder of 41-year-old Cheikh Diop, of
Providence, Central Falls Police said.
Emuakpor was located by the Providence Police Department Wednesday and later turned over to Central Falls Police Detectives, police said.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Although Christmas has come and gone, the time to donate and help those in need never ceases. Through the end of January, The Times is appealing to individuals, businesses, and organizations to donate to the Merry Christmas Fund, which benefits The Salvation Army of Pawtucket.
Donations can be made in the name of an individual, family, or in memory of a loved one. All donations will be acknowledged in The Times, unless
the benefactor chooses to remain anonymous.
PAWTUCKET â€“ James F. â€śJimâ€ť Baron, 57, The Times and The Callâ€™s legendary political reporter and a well-known and respected observer of all doings at the Rhode Island Statehouse, died Monday night at Miriam Hospital.
Jim was the husband of Denise Perreault, a former city editor at the Woonsocket Call, and son of Mary (Wilkie) Baron and the late Robert Baron.
PAWTUCKET â€“ While many took time to look back on all the city has accomplished over the past few years, the theme of Monday nightâ€™s inauguration was looking forward to a bright and hopeful future.
Mayor Donald R. Grebien, along with the nine members of the City Council and the seven members of the Pawtucket School Committee, were given the oath of office during the ceremony at Tolman High School Monday night.
CRANSTON â€“ R.I. State Police are assisting Cranston Police with the investigation of a Saturday afternoon incident in which a police officer fired his service weapon in self-defense after being struck by a motor vehicle operated by a suspect attempting to avoid arrest on drug possession charges.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A city man has been charged with simple assault on a police officer, among other charges, for his role in a Dec. 26 melee in a parking lot outside of The Met, authorities said.
The charges come a week after the manâ€™s brother was arrested for his own involvement in the fracas.