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Chipotle expected as part of MSA development

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A Chipotle restaurant is among the planned tenants at a new planned “village-like” commercial development at 1601 Mineral Spring Ave. Michael Grieco Jr., owner of an old commercial... more

Murder shocks North Providence

NORTH PROVIDENCE – We as humans want everything to have an explanation, says Chief of Police Arthur Martins, but all too often, the tragedies around us seem utterly inexplicable. That was especially... more

NPHS to have in-person graduation

School district running over budget
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Members Class of 2021 will be able to celebrate their graduation together in one space. The pandemic threw a wrench into last year’s senior commencement plans, when seniors crossed... more

Lombardi to receive award for helping children at St. Mary’s

NORTH PROVIDENCE – All someone has to do is visit St. Mary’s Home for Children on Fruit Hill Avenue one time to be deeply impacted forever, says Mayor Charles Lombardi. “You open up your heart and... more

Grant brings new trees to Ricci Middle School

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Students at Ricci Middle School traded in their pencils for shovels as they worked to beautify the landscape around their school Monday morning. They helped plan than 50 trees... more

Lombardi says town will keep up with newly revived cemetery

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Volunteers put in most of the heavy labor to clear away decades of overgrowth from the Peach Hill Cemetery this month, and Mayor Charles Lombardi is now pledging that the town will... more

Town prepares to add two playgrounds

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi has agreed to have the town construct a new playground at Centredale School, the last local elementary school without such a facility. The playground will... more

Starting May 10, no limits on browsing at library

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Union Free Library has announced that as of May 10, browsing, computer, and study station times will have no limitations, except in the case where a computer... more

K of C Mother’s Day Breakfast is Sunday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Knights of Columbus Dillon Council, 1675 Douglas Ave., will hold a Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 9, from 8 to 11 a.m. The cost is $15 per person. The menu will include... more

O’Brien’s bill allowing liquor stores to be open New Year’s passes House

PROVIDENCE – Rep. William O’Brien’s legislation (2021-H 5504), which would allow liquor stores to sell alcoholic beverages on New Year’s Day, was passed by the House of Representatives on April 28. “... more