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Pawtucket Fire Department Supplements Fleet with New Emergency Vehicles

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Fire Department has supplemented the City’s emergency fleet with a new Rescue unit and Pumper engine. The new vehicles, which were delivered to the City on Wednesday, October 31, will replace the older Engine 1 and Rescue 2. Both older vehicles will be retained as part of the reserve fleet. “The addition of the new engine company and rescue unit is another step in providing our firefighters with the needed equipment that allows the department to protect the residents of the City of Pawtucket,” said Fire Chief William J. Sisson. The new Engine 1 replaces a…
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Pawtucket Police Work Aggressively to Protect Residents’ Quality of Life Issues

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Police Department has continued to work aggressively to protect the quality of life issues in the city. Most recently, the department, led by Patrol Division’s Captain Thomas Newman, sent a letter to the Pawtucket Board of License Commissioners bringing their attention to a few incidents that have occurred in one of the establishments. “The Pawtucket Police Department will continue to focus on the quality of life issues within all of our neighborhoods,” said Acting Public Safety Director and Police Chief Tina Goncalves. “We look forward to working with the Board of License Commissioners to ensure that businesses in the city can continue…
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Moody’s Woonsocket Bond Rating Soars Three Levels to Investment Grade

City’s Significant Financial Improvements and Budget Adherence Cited WOONSOCKET, : Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced that Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the City of Woonsocket’s General Obligation Bonds three levels to investment grade“Baa3” from Ba3, and has rated the City as having a “Stable” outlook. The City’s bond rating from Moody’s is seven steps higher than it was in 2013 when it was at a B3 “junk” status, and is now at an “investment-grade” level for the first time since early in 2010. “I am proud of what we have accomplished financially over the past four years, and pleased that the ratings agencies have consistently recognized…
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Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at Ponaganset High School.

Visit the Vietnam Moving Wall - Thursday, 11/01/18 (starting at 9:00AM)- Monday, 11/05/18 (ending at 6:00PM) 24 hours/day at no cost Ponaganset High School in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD, Navigant Credit Union, Dr. Day Care, Friendship Lodge 37 Chepachet and other leading Rhode Island Business and community organizations are honored to sponsor of the Moving Wall and Vietnam Veteran’s Oral History Project. The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, , has been traveling the country for over…
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Red Cross Offers 10 Tips to Help Keep Trick or Treaters Safe this Halloween

PROVIDENCE, RI, (October 22, 2019)— Halloween is just days away, one of the most popular holidays in this country. Little witches, ghosts, pirates and super heroes will soon take to the streets for trick or treat fun, and the American Red Cross Rhode Island has tips to help everyone stay safe while enjoying the festivities. “Halloween is a fun time for everyone and we want to make sure you all stay safe while enjoying it,” said Stefanie Arcangelo, chief communications officer, American Red Cross, Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “Here are the top ways for parents to keep the kids safe while getting ready for Trick…
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Reed to Help Launch RIPTA’s Clean-Energy Electric Bus Program

Senator Reed was joined by the delegation including the Governor, Gina Raimondo, representatives from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), and others at the launch of RIPTA’s new, clean energy electric bus service, which is being put into operation as RIPTA works to replace and modernize its bus fleet.  RIPTA recently accepted the delivery of three zero-emission electric buses, which it will use in advance of the purchase of 16 to 20 electric buses starting in 2021. The buses will replace aging, diesel models and are part of a larger effort to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions…
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Plaque Rededication for Fallen Cranston Native and Air Force Vietnam War Hero

CRANSTON, RI—Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung invited the Cranston community to attend a special plaque rededication ceremony for fallen war hero and Cranston native Col. Frederic Mellor in Rolfe Square on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 10 Col. Mellor, an Air Force pilot who was listed as missing in action for 53 years after his plane was shot down in Vietnam, was recently positively identified and transported back to the United States for a proper homecoming and burial at the Veterans Cemetery in Exeter last month. Before he was identified, Mayor Fung’s administration was in the process of correcting a misspelling of Col. Mellor’s name on…
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Mayor Elorza to Host Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at City Hall

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Providence City Hall on Thursday, October 11 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM. The event will feature live music, a variety of traditional dishes from Hispanic countries, folkloric dances and a special presentation by the Providence-based musical group Robertico Arias y Su Alebreke, which specializes in Afro-Cuban music, such as rumba, son, mambo, salsa, Latin jazz, bachata and merengue. This celebration is free and open to the public. Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of…
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Gerardo Castellanos, Seekonk resident wins an Indian Motorcycle in the IUPAT DC35’s Annual STAR Awards

IUPAT DC35 Annual Star Event draws thousands of union members and their families, including special guest speakers Senator Elizabeth Warren and Gubernatorial Candidate Jay Gonzalez. Seekonk, MA –Seekonk resident, Gerardo Castellanos became the lucky owner of a brand new Indian Motorcycle at the annual STAR Event. Thousands of members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and their families converged at the Boston Teachers Union Hall in Dorchester for a day of events highlighting safety training and family fun. Every year, at the STAR Awards, the union gives away hundreds of prizes to its members for completing key industry…
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Mayor James A. Diossa Celebrates the One Year Anniversary of the 10- Minute Walk Campaign by Participating in National “Walk to a Park Day”

CENTRAL FALLS, RI– Mayor James A. Diossa joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute on Oct. 10 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the 10 Minute Walk Campaign and highlight the importance of parks and public green spaces to quality of life in Central Falls. To celebrate, Mayor Diossa joined the first national “Walk to a Park Day” by walking to Jenks Park. Mayor Diossa partnered with more than 200 mayors across the country to support the ambitious goal that everyone in the country, and all residents of Central Falls, should live within a 10-minute walk (or…
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