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A man who poured gasoline on himself and threatened to light himself on fire was saved Sunday evening by police and Warren Fire Chief Al Galinelli, who used kindness and compassion to talk the … more
Once again, about a month ago, a cyclist came to grief on a short stretch of the East Bay Bike Path just north of Bristol’s Beach Road. Linda Brunini-Formica didn’t see it happen but arrived … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — When the City Council soon takes up suggested technical and substantive amendments to the City Charter, it did so following a nearly four-month review of East Providence’s … more
Rhode Island’s schools are old and outdated, cramped and inadequate — and it will cost billions to bring them into the 21st century. That was the word Wednesday from Gov. Gina … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — On Saturday, Aug. 26, Ward 3 Councilman Joe Botelho issued the following press release on the matter of the “secret recordings” made of Council President and Mayor Jim Briden, … more
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EAST PROVIDENCE — A second City Councilor has issued a press release related to the matter of the alleged surreptitious recordings made of Council President/Major Jim Briden, Ward 4 representative … more
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Gas prices in Rhode Island rose by 2 cents this week, averaging $2.28 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.28 price is 4 cents below the national average of $2.32 for … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The enhanced Veterans Memorial Park off the appropriately named Veterans Memorial Boulevard in city continues to take shape thanks to the efforts of the city’s Advisory … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Another fiscal year audit in the books, another solid performance financial performance recorded for East Providence. The City Council, at its Tuesday, June 20, once again … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Though the first two years were nothing to sneeze at, the third edition of “the looff: East Providence Arts Festival” sponsored by the East Providence Arts Council to be held … more
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