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City soup kitchen to honor four at annual Marot Awards

October 9, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A collection of individuals will be honored for their selfless endeavors in combating hunger as part of the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen's third-annual Ernie Marot Humanitarian Awards and fundraising dinner Thursday.

The four honorees at the gala are Father Robert Perron, John Barry III, Charlie Breagy, and Jack Gannon.

Each of the honored guests have committed themselves in some way to aiding the soup kitchen and helping it combat the issue of hunger in the area, which was precisely the goal of the kitchen's late founder. 

Rehab center helps put bodies, lives back on track

October 8, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Felicia Delgado, 51, of East Providence recently suffered a vertigo episode and afterwards, she had difficulty with walking. When she learned she needed treatment at a rehabilitation facility, her first reaction was a mixture of fear and frustration.

“Who wants to be in a nursing home at my age?” Delgado said she thought to herself. “It’s like, ‘Oh God, oh no’ when I arrived here without knowing the facility.”

Hertzberg to exit as Pawtucket Foundation head

October 8, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Aaron Hertzberg, executive director of the Pawtucket Foundation, will resign later this month after seven years with the organization, including the last three at his current post.

Mayor in E.P. a real possibility

October 7, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to put a strong mayor form of government question on the ballot for a city-wide vote next year.
If voters pass the referendum, city’s first-ever mayoral election would take place in November 2018.

City to choose from three designs for George Street overpass art installation

October 6, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A national call for artists that received more than 100 responses has been whittled down to three finalists' proposals for an art installation along the George Street overpass.