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November 2nd, 2014

Plenty of Assembly contests in Pawtucket

November 3, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Voters in the city will take to the polls Tuesday to decide three state House races, two challenges for state Senate, and a contest for School Committee seats.

Additionally, voters will cast ballots in uncontested races for four district House seats, two district Senate seats, mayor, and City Council.

In the race for House District 58, Democrat Carlos Tobon will challenge independent candidate Jonathan Vallecilla. The winner will take the seat previously held by longtime Rep. William San Bento Jr., who is stepping down.

October 31st

C.F. man charged in attacks on women

October 31, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A Central Falls man was arrested Thursday night and charged in three separate incidents in which he assaulted women at the Prospect Heights housing complex, authorities said.
Joseph A. Sibilia, 29, was apprehended by police around 8:15 p.m. Thursday when officers went to Prospect Heights in search of him, after developing information that he was in the area. Sibilia was seen hiding behind a Dumpster, police Detective Capt. John Seebeck said.

October 30th

Pawtucket church works to save dome

October 30, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Soaring high into the sky, the golden dome of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church is a recognizable landmark that has been visible to many since its construction in the 1960s.
However, decades of wear and tear have caused numerous cracks to the dome with water leaking into the church leading to thousands of dollars in damage.
To assuage concerns about the dome, a fund raising endeavor has been launched with the goal of raising $100,000 to repair the church and its venerable dome.

October 29th

Pawtucket police officer assaulted

October 29, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A local man was charged with assaulting a police officer after a fracas involving members of the Police Department in the parking lot of an India Street bar early Saturday morning, police officials said.
Carl Albert Rodrigues, 25, was arguing with patrons and bar staff outside

Boy confesses to arson

October 29, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A fire that significantly damaged the rear of a three-story multifamily home on Magill Street Sunday afternoon was deemed to have been started by a 10 year-old boy who lit a mattress leaning against the house, fire officials said.
The fire was reported around 3:30 p.m. at the three-story wood-frame home at 176 Magill St., Fire Marshal Capt. Robert F. Thurber Jr. said.
Eight of the 14 residents were at home at the time of the fire, and all escaped safely prior to firefighters' arrival. Nobody was injured in the fire, Thurber added.

October 27th

Pawtucket weighs $32M school bond

October 27, 2014

PAWTUCKET – City voters on Nov. 4 will be tasked with determining whether to approve a $32 million bond that will provide health and safety upgrades for city schools, as well as updating the interior of the Potter-Burns and Nathanael Greene elementary schools.
Mayor Donald R. Grebien on Thursday explained that the Pawtucket School Department previously hired a consultant who analyzed each city school and came up with $250 million in renovation investment costs.

“That is for health, safety … all the general repairs,” Grebien detailed.

October 26th

Crooked Current opens Pawtucket's third brewery

October 26, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Tucked away in the rear of the historic Lorraine Mills on Mineral Spring Avenue is a 375-square-foot space where the smallest microbrewery in the smallest state is continuing to grow after making its debut less than three months ago.

Crooked Current Brewery – formerly Brewery 401 – is the city’s third brewery, and on Saturday hosted a “soft opening” in anticipation of its upcoming grand opening at its location at 560 Mineral Spring Ave.

October 24th

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.

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