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Two decades spent working towards peace

East Bay Citizens for Peace recognized and reflected on 20 years of peace and social justice activism last Saturday.
The RI House filed 14 bills to address the housing crisis — what's in them?
Will a package of 14 different bills put forth by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi earlier this month to address Rhode Island’s … Read More
East Providence falls to eventual champ Hawks in state hoops final four
KINGSTON — Eventual champion and second-seeded Bishop Hendricken defeated 11th-seeded East Providence High School 62-55 in the … Read More
East Bay legislator submits gun safety bills
Barrington resident and state Rep. Jennifer Boylan recently introduced four bills that she believes will improve gun safety in Rhode … Read More
East Providence readies for Final Four showdown with Hendricken
EAST PROVIDENCE — Two wins over the last seven days, including an impressive road victory against Classical and another against … Read More
DaSilva names Brynes as East Providence’s new Planning & Economic Development Director
EAST PROVIDENCE — Mayor Bob DaSilva has appointed Keith A. Brynes as East Providence’s new planning and economic development … Read More
Townies swim, run, jump to personal bests in recent meets
East Providence High School winter sports athletes completed their respective seasons last weekend competing in the 2023 Rhode Island … Read More
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East Providence prepares annual Veterans Day ceremony

EAST PROVIDENCE — The annual East Providence Veterans Day service takes place on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Sqantum Woods Memorial Park of Vets Memorial Parkway at 11 a.m. All service …

LiveNation breaks ground on new waterfront concert venue in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — City and state officials joined one of the region’s most noted entertainment luminaries some two weeks ago to announce plans to construct a permanent outdoor concert …

Annual MADD walk honors memory of city resident Gomes

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island chapter of MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, plans its annual “Walk Like MADD” fundraising event for Saturday, Oct. 15, at Pierce Memorial …
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Aging Adults - Incorporate These Five Habits to Live Your Best Life

Yes, you can change.  Creating healthy habits can be done at any age. And while adopting the 5 habits listed below won’t make you look like a 20 year old (unless your actually 20) – …

Ernest Hirsch Ernest George Hirsch, age 93, of the Village at Willow Crossing in Mansfield, former longtime resident of Foxborough and Westport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2022, surrounded by his
Lynn Reynolds In Loving Memory|Beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and friend, Lynn Marie (Nieuwlandt) Reynolds passed away at the age of 77, on February 11, 2023. Lynn was born on March 16, 194
MaryAnn Aldrich 73, of Prudence Island, died peacefully on March 14, 2023 at Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Edward S. Aldrich Jr. Born in Cleveland, OH, a daughter of th
Council explores adding fine for misuse of rec permits in East Providence EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council and the administration of Mayor Bob DaSilva are in the process of beefing up the regulations related to use of East Providence athletic and recreational …
Upstart Bengals beat Skippers in OT for girls' hoops state title Eighth-seeded St. Mary Academy-Bay View completed its unexpected run to the 2023 girls’ Open State Basketball Tournament championship Sunday afternoon, March 12, with a dramatic 42-40 overtime …
RIFC names Smith as franchise’s first head coach, general manager PAWTUCKET — Khano Smith has been named the first head coach and general manager for Rhode Island Football Club, the expansion franchise announced in a release Wednesday, March 8. Smith is a …
East Providence edges Smithfield, advances to boys' hoops state semis PROVIDENCE —  The mantra of basketball in March at any level is “survive and advance,” and that’s exactly what East Providence High School did Sunday, March 5, in the …
Letter: Appreciate input from constituents

To the editor:I would like to take a moment to thank all the Ward 4 residents who joined myself, Mayor DaSilva and Council President Rodericks in discussing projects happening in Riverside and …

Letter: Let the voters decide

To the editor:Last week’s Post (March 2, 2023 edition) featured an article about Mayor DaSilva’s proposed community center, accompanied by an architectural rendering of this 61,000-sf …

Letter: Taxpayer-funded abortion hearing was Kabuki theater

To the editor: The well-scripted and choreographed Kabuki theater at the House Judiciary Committee hearing March 6 for House Bills 5006, 5047, and 5228 was disheartening. Repetitious, …

Letter: Poll numbers appear to back abortion bill

To the editor: David O’Connell (letters, "Many residents oppose proposed Assembly abortion bill," The Post, March 2, edition) seems to be lumping in all those who have had abortions with …

Letter: Many residents oppose proposed Assembly abortion bill

To the editor:Vice President Kamala Harris recently excoriated Russia for committing crimes against humanity by their bombing and killing innocent civilians in Ukraine. Her statement is absolutely …

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.