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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

 

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