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Hasbro Children’s Hospital announced its 2022 Brite Lite award winners last month and among those named was Cranston Resident Hayley Zackarian, BSN, RN, for her outstanding work as a registered … more
By ED KDONIAN On July 31 owners of the franchised KFC on Reservoir Avenue, owned by DE Foods LLC, held an informal meeting for nearby neighbors to announce their acquisition of two abutting … more
As a past President of St. Mary’s Feast Society of Cranston, I was fortunate enough to visit Itri, Italy and experience where the feast originated. This opportunity came about because my … more
On Saturday, July 22, the Thirsty Beaver Cranston team hosted their first hot dog eating contest to benefit the annual Hope for the Homeless summer bbq with the the Rhode Island Dream Center, MAE … more
Members of Cranston’s leadership, including Mayor Ken Hopkins and members of both the School Committee and City Council attended the official groundbreaking ceremony for the $83 million rebuild … more
At noon on Tuesday, July 24, a group of Cranston residents and City Council members delivered a 1,940 signature petition supporting the repair of Budlong Pool and asking that it maintain its current … more
As legal challenges to last year’s rejection of a large solar farm project in Johnston linger in court, Johnston’s Zoning Board expects to hear a new, yet familiar proposal on July 27. … more
Controversy brewed in Cranston last week forcing Mayor Hopkins to put his foot down when the new Topgolf facility announced that it would be taking on the official name of Topgolf Providence. On … more
The Historic Park Theater is as famous of a landmark in Cranston, or Rhode Island, as you can get. Many people can remember seeing their favorite performers there, going to the movies on a … more
On June 14, at JFK International Airport in New York, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspected and seized a package shipped from China and destined for a Johnston address. “Upon … more
UPDATED: In March 2022, a Cranston man was sentenced to attend Batterers Intervention two months after he allegedly killed his wife. Johnston Police responded to an early morning call on George Waterman … more
At the St.Mary's Feast Civita Hall on Saturday, June 24 the room was packed with members of the St. Mary's Feast Society celebrating and honoring the Society and The Blessed Mother. It was also … more
Since the Ward 6 City Council seat has become vacant following Matt Reilly’s resignation, a Republican and Democrat candidate have stepped into the ring to vie for the position. However, a new … more
12.2 million new small business applications nationwide, 84% higher than any other period on record. 26,000 filed in Rhode island alone. Over $4 billion in relief funds given out. This was the … more
Cranston celebrated the ongoing revitalization of the  Knightsville area by holding an inaugural celebration for the opening of Itri Park on July 7. A formal speaking program and ribbon cutting … more
Amazon’s opening date is a big deal. The folks working in Amazon’s New England communications office are likely sick of hearing from the Johnston Sun Rise. We’ve been a … more
Cranston Police have released their officers’ body-worn camera footage from the May 24 officer-shooting of Johnston murder suspect James Harrison. Rhode Island State Police and Cranston … more
The mayor predicted his takeover of the school department would go smoothly. On Thursday night, June 22, the School Committee declared the path would be bumpy. “Last week, Mayor … more
They almost lost their homes twice in one month. Midday Tuesday, a Rhode Island Housing official, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and Rep. Seth Magaziner confirmed that state and federal housing officials … more
An Alzheimer’s Benefit Concert featuring Country Music Star Jay Allen will be held at the historic Park Theater on July 7 at 8 p.m. to raise money for The Hope Alzheimer’s Center. … more
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