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Michael A. “Mayor Traf” Traficante’s already achieved the municipal hat trick — mayor (check), school committee (check) and city council (checked, 45 years ago). The Army … more
Crystal Vizcaino tried not to cry. She rubbed at an uncomfortable false eyelash while sitting in the back booth at J&T’s Breakfast & Lunch. Vizcaino’s used to waiting tables … more
Gene Valicenti stepped from the evening news show he co-anchors on Channel 10 Thursday night to another show at Cheleo's Restaurant on Post Road Warwick where the Rotary Club of Warwick held its cash … more
Joy Fox will succeed John Howell as Beacon Communications publisher. “John has been at the helm for five decades,” Fox said Wednesday morning. “He’s … more
A pair of Johnston Democrats have announced their candidacy to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lombardo III, the Democrat who represented District 25 since 2010. So far, … more
He nabbed criminals on the lam, discovered the missing, took drugs and guns off the street and won the hearts of all those lucky enough to scratch him behind the ear. Law enforcement gathered Monday … more
The Democratic majority held the opening gavel for nearly 30 minutes, waiting for their last member to arrive. Without City Council Vice President Lammis J. Vargas, they only had five votes, one … more
GREAT NEWS: Missing Johnston RI 15-year-old found safe UPDATE: Johnston Police Chief Mark A. Vieira: "I can confirm that runaway juvenile Taya Scott was located around 4:00 PM." more
Rhode Islanders laced up their walking shoes last weekend for the Tomorrow Fund’s Annual Stroll at Garden City. The event saw 1,250 attendees, in 62 teams who collectively raised $80,000 for … more
The state ethics panel has launched an investigation into Cranston Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins for alleged nepotism. The Rhode Island Ethics Commission’s 6-0 vote Tuesday comes in response to … more
For too long, woods reclaimed the historic cemetery behind the Rhode Island Training School (RITS) off Sockanosett Cross Road.  The graveyard has rows and rows of small, rounded headstones … more
Cranston City Council voted to approve an amended city budget at a special meeting Monday, with a 6-3 vote along party lines. However, what Council President Jessica Marino classifies as a … more
UPDATED: There’s a special place at the bottom of Oak Swamp Pond for someone with a bow and quiver full of black arrows with blue and white fletching. Rhode Island Environmental Police searched the … more
The Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) is preparing to deliver medical care to those who may need it most. CCAP’s new medical van will travel to different locations throughout … more
Cranston Public Schools announces the opening of the Ward 2 seat on the Cranston School Committee. The Cranston School Committee is made up of six members as well as a citywide chairperson. The … more
Cranston’s Ward 2 has a new city councilwoman. Following the resignation of former councilwoman Aniece Germain last week, Kristen E. Haroian, formerly the Ward 2 representative of the Cranston … more
There’s a room just off the lobby of the Kent County YMCA equipped with plenty of exercise balls and stationary bikes, and even a mirrored wall, complete with a ballet barre. Each hints at … more
Prosecutors argued a Johnston man was in a scuffle outside a Providence club. He walked away from the fight, but “90 seconds later … returned with a gun.” Now he’ll likely … more
Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena Jr.’s office announced more than $5 million in funding for home buyouts on Belfield Drive, the site of “persistent flooding issues.” Now … more
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