August 23rd, 2012
EAST PROVIDENCE â€” The man who will oversee the fiscal activities of both the city and the School Department will begin his new duties in the upcoming weeks, City Manager Peter Graczykowski told the City Council this week.
Malcolm A. Moore, hired for the position of consolidated finance director, comes to East Providence from West Warwick where he was finance director and interim town manager.
Moore was hired to fill a void after resignations left both the city and the schools without permanent finance officer positions.
Read more in our print edition.
PAWTUCKET â€” A grand jury has decided not to bring charges against two Pawtucket police officers who shot to death a Massachusetts man who pulled a gun during a traffic stop in May.
The Rhode Island attorney general's office said on Thursday that the Providence County Grand Jury found the shooting was legally justified.
The officers said 37-year-old Jamie Coyle got out of the car with a gun, and they opened fire to protect themselves. Police pulled him over because he appeared to match the description of a suspect wanted in Massachusetts for an assault with a firearm earlier that day.
Starting Thursday, a series of chess matches will break out on high school football fields across the state.
By definition, scrimmages are akin to shifting pieces around on a square board. Some moves work while others produce less-than-desirable results. Regardless of what transpires during these low-pressure yet highly valuable tussles on the gridiron, coaches understand that the time has come to embark on the next phase of preseason camp following a period of steadily bringing the unit along.
PAWTUCKET â€” The great debate over whether to fix or remove the problematic City Hall tower has been thrown another curve with a new proposal to consolidate all city and school department administrative offices into a large commercial building at 100 Freight Street.
At Wednesday's City Council meeting, Councilor Mark Wildenhain brought up the plan and requested that a feasibility study be conducted. The council approved his request that a letter be sent to Antonio Pires, director of administration for Mayor Donald Grebien, to explore the matter.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Central Falls Police are looking for a subject wanted in connection with the violation of court ordered placement in a Gateway Healthcare Facility.
The suspect, identified as Marvin G. Reynolds, 31, was reported missing by Gateway Healthcare, Inc. on Saturday and a warrant was subsequently sought due to the volition of his parole conditions set forth under terms of his release from prison.
PROVIDENCE â€” Painting a lurid picture of what he says is extensive and ongoing voter fraud â€” people being paid to vote multiple times at different polling places; votes cast in the names of dead people or those who said they would not vote in a given election; mail ballots being â€śboughtâ€ť â€” Democratic congressional candidate Anthony Gemma pointed the finger of accusation directly at his primary opponent, Rep. David Cicilline.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Monday saw the R.I. Interscholastic League Principalsâ€™ Committee on Athletics officially welcome St. Patrickâ€™s School of Providence into the fold for boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ basketball, along with boysâ€™ volleyball.
BOSTON â€” Thereâ€™s bringing a player up to speed after heâ€™s been out for a lengthy stretch due to injury. Then thereâ€™s the term that Angels manager Mike Scioscia used in describing the heightened state of urgency Chris Iannetta finds himself in after missing 2 1/2 months with a broken bone in his right hand.
â€śYou can study and simulate stuff all you want, but when you get behind the plate, youâ€™re like that jockey on a saddle,â€ť Scioscia explained prior to Tuesdayâ€™s Red Sox-Angels game at Fenway Park. â€śThatâ€™s the feeling you need and thatâ€™s where Chris needs the time in order to come together.â€ť
CENTRAL FALLS â€” On the morning of Tuesday, July 16, Central Falls High head football coach Mo Jackson walked into his new classroom 107 at Calcutt Middle School and looked out a window bordering the courtyard.
His first thought: What courtyard?
â€śI was doing some summer programs, and I wanted to get the room ready for the kids,â€ť admitted Jackson, who discovered since school year's end that he would be a new teacher's assistant and behavioral specialist at Calcutt. â€śI popped open the window, and I couldn't see anything. It looked like a jungle. I thought, 'My God, what happened to it?'
PAWTUCKET - Robert Fay, 77, of Lowell Avenue, Pawtucket, passed away on August 21, 2012 at his home. He was born in Pawtucket to the late John E. and Agnes (Boland) Fay.
Robert was a retiree from the US Naval Reserves and worked in Security for many years at Lincoln Downs Racing Association, Narragansett Park and Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Local 251 Teamsters Union and was a fan of the Yankees and Patriots as well as being a thoroughbred racing enthusiast and enjoyed walking on the beach admiring the sunsets.
William E. Chiaverini Sr
PAWTUCKET: William E. Chiaverini Sr, 73, passed August 20th at home with his loving family by his side. He was husband of Margaret (Moffat) Chiaverini. They have been married for 47 years.
He was the son of the late William and Alice (Hamel) Chiaverini.
He had been employed as a driver by YCN Transportation for many years.
PAWTUCKET - Stella Kalenkiewicz, 96, passed away Monday August 20, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Kalenkiewicz.
Born in Fall River, MA she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine (Wybraniec) Sypek.
Before retiring in 1980 she was employed as a Box Maker for the Douglas Young Co.
She was a member of St. Leo's Church Seniors.
Stella leaves nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Alice Winiarski, Amelia Rodowicz, Stephen and Frederick Sypek.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” The Police Department is investigating a motorcycle accident resulting in serious bodily injury that occurred Monday at 2:46pm, on Pine Street at Crossman Street.
The victim has been identified as Mario Erazo Vicente (29) of 28 Cleveland Street, Central Falls. He was operating a 2005 Honda CBR motorcycle that had been traveling north on Pine Street. Vicente was ejected from the motorcycle as he entered the intersection.
PAWTUCKET â€” So far, there has been a mixed bag of wins and losses in labor arbitration decisions between the city and municipal employees under the administration of Mayor Donald Grebien.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Heâ€™s a city native famous the world over, and now heâ€™s the honored guest at this yearâ€™s installment of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Councilâ€™s annual awards dinner.
Heâ€™s none other than Mr. Potato Head, the Hasbro toy thatâ€™s celebrating its 60th birthday this year.
BVTCâ€™s 27th annual awards dinner takes place at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln on Sept. 27.
PAWTUCKET â€” A change in the downtown traffic pattern to provide greater accessibility and ease of travel will take effect this morning when the portion of East Avenue from Main Street to Park Place will become a two-way thoroughfare for the first time in decades.
PAWTUCKET (AP) â€” Rhode Island is closing its career center in Pawtucket because of a decrease in federal funding.
The state Department of Labor and Training said Monday that the netWORKri career center on Main Street will close Sept. 6.
Agency director Charles Fogarty says the decision to close was difficult but reductions in federal funds means there's no longer enough money to operate the center.
Mary B. Teixeira
CUMBERLAND - Mary Brilhantina Teixeira, 96, of High St. passed away Monday in the Crestwood Nursing Home, Warren. She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Teixeira.
Born in Insua, Portugal she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Vinagre) Rebelo. She resided in Cumberland for over 70 years.
She was employed by the former Elizabeth Webbing Co., Central Falls for many years until her retirement.
Mrs. Teixeira was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland, she was also a long time member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana, Cumberland.
Vincent L. Curry
PROVIDENCE - Curry,Vincent L., 85, passed away on August 20, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence, surrounded by his loving family. Vincent was the husband of the late Jeannine B. (Brunelle) Curry. He was born in Providence to the late John J. and Helen (Garrity) Curry.
After serving his country in the U.S. Navy in World War II, Vincent settled in Pawtucket and worked for 42 years at the Premier Tread Company in Central Falls retiring as a Foreman.
Raymond F. Milos
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Raymond F. Milos, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 18, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Marion (Hebert) Milos for 53 years.
Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Michael and Frances (Cebula) Milos. Ray was a self employed barber and proprietor of Hillside Barber Shop, Cumberland for many years. He was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed photography, bowling and playing tennis.