North Providence

‘Operation Be Claus We Care’ takes kids shopping

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Police Department, through its Community Policing Unit, is spearheading a new town-wide community outreach initiative focused on holiday spirit and giving back... more

Police ID man who robbed Salvation Army; public asked to help find him

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Police say they've identified a man who allegedly broke into the Salvation Army store on Smith Street and stole coins, but haven't caught him yet. On Nov. 6, police sent out a... more

Goho set to be named school superintendent

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Joseph Goho, longtime principal of North Providence High School, will be the next superintendent of schools in town, multiple sources in local government confirmed this week. Goho... more

Family holiday traditions run deeply personal

Some of The Valley Breeze editorial staff members share below their favorite holiday traditions with you, our readers. Enjoy. Lauren Clem For as long as I can remember, my family has kicked off ... more

Citing speeding concerns on Robin Street, resident asks police for traffic study

NORTH PROVIDENCE – After a car crash damaged his property at 2 Robin St. in North Providence last month, David Condon is asking the town to address speeding issues in the neighborhood and to include... more

Neighbors say they don’t want another bar on Smith Street

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Some residents and property owners along Smith Street say they’re opposed to adding another bar to what’s already a dangerous intersection for traffic. Though few turned out on... more

Mayor’s holiday party raises record $30,000 for groups

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi’s annual holiday party drew some 1,140 people to Twin River last Saturday and raised a record $30,000 or more for various groups. The charity ball has... more

Police: Protect your valuables this season

NORTH PROVIDENCE – As Christmas approaches, the North Providence Police Department is encouraging residents and visitors to protect themselves and their valuables, with tips on how to do so. “We are... more

NP police say man shot by officer was pointing replica gun

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Police say a man shot by officers near his home on Sunday refused to put down a replica gun that appeared real prior to being shot. The man, Richard Solitro, 32, of 14 Manning St... more

Centredale School announces Jr. Scholars

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The following students have been named Feinstein Jr. Scholars for November at Centredale School: Elliana Pagliarini, Mallory Aragi, Jaelyn Vicario, Lorna Signore, Sophia Graham,... more

Stephen Olney School gives back

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The architectural plans for the new Stephen Olney Elementary School off Douglas Avenue in North Providence include a dedicated space for the school’s food pantry. The school’s food... more

Holiday sing-along at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Ave., lists upcoming events. • Blood pressure screening on Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m., and 2-4 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 18, 9-10:30 a.m.;... more