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By PAM SCHIFF No one in Sloane Jaffa's family was prepared for the phone call that all people dread. He had been involved in a horrific accident on Sunday, April 1 and had been taken to Rhode Island Hospital. His injuries have left him in the ICU, with more
By JEN COWART For nearly five decades he has been a greeter and seater of guests visiting the famed Cranston establishment known for its good food and good service, Twin Oaks. Last Thursday, however, Phil Caliri worked his last shift. It proved to be an more
By JOHN HOWELL They call themselves blanketeers. No, they don't wrap themselves in blankets, although like the Peanuts cartoon character Linus, they cling onto blankets. It's not a security thing. Not for them. Rather, blanketeers understand how more
ASSAULT On April 6 at 1:14 a.m., Officer Merry arrested Lloyd Wesley, 31, of 22 Myra St. in Providence for domestic simple assault, domestic failure to relinquish the telephone and violation of a protective order. The arrest is a result of a call of more
By THOMAS GREENBERG A local non-profit, the Rhode Island Donation Exchange Program, has partnered with Cranston Community Action Program (CCAP) to provide lower-priced furniture, most of which is donated by Cardi's, to low-income families out of their more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Cranston schools have a policy for when student's lunch payment accounts go into debt. After $12.50 at the elementary level and $16.25 at the secondary level, or five lunches, go unpaid for, the student will receive a sun butter more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Mayor Allan Fung's proposed budget, which will be heard by the City Council this month, doesn't include a tax increase, despite a $4.4 million increase in spending from the current budget. Some city residents may still see an increase more
By JEN COWART Cranston High School West's Marc Mansolillo has a tough choice to make. Out of a pool of 2400 total applicants, he was recently offered a prestigious, four-year full tuition and fees Presidential Scholarship at Villanova University after more
By JEN COWART Colin Theilig is a sophomore at Cranston High School West, a student in the Entrepreneurship program at the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center on campus, and a Boy Scout with Cranston's Troop 22. He's now wrapping up an Eagle Scout more
BREAKING AND ENTERING James Dorsey, 51, of 11 Hillhurst Ave. Apt. #2 in Providence, was arrested on March 25 at 12:25 p.m. by Officer Murray for attempted breaking and entering, possession of burglary tools and resisting arrest as the result of a call more
Starting Friday, March 30, Jews around the world are observing the holiday of Passover. For eight days, they sacrifice any food that is designated as “chametz.” Chametz means “leaven,” … more
By JEN COWART Helena Fisher is both financially savvy and environmentally aware, and it's proven to be a winning combination for the Rhodes fifth-grader. She found out in a surprise school assembly on March 16 that she is the Rhode Island elementary more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Cranston schools' plant operations director Ed Collins says that it's replacement time" and there's "no more fixes" when it comes to the building improvements in schools across the city. "It's caught up with us due to a lack of" more
By JEN COWART This article is the first in a series that will feature former students from the Cranston High Schools' art programs to show where they are now and how they have used their art education in their lives and careers. It's been 10 years since more
By THOMAS GREENBERG After hearing from both Janice Ruggieri, Chairwoman of the School Committee, and Pauline Belal, who is suing the city for the medical expenses of pulling her daughter out of Cranston East due to carbon monoxide poisoning, the council more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Bernadine Sadwin, who is the new director of development at Meeting Street School in Providence, says she was introduced to the school at an early age, because of her family's Cranston-based surgical equipment company. Cranston more
By JEN COWART After an intense weekend of both hosting the Rhode Island Drama Festival and performing in it, the cast, crew and directors of Cranston West's Still Life With Iris" were thrilled to find out that they were one of two schools chosen to" more
ASSAULT Officer Laquale arrested Victoria Ryan-Webster, 28, of 575 Dyer Ave. Apt # J166 in Cranston on March 18 at 11:59 a.m. for domestic felony assault, domestic refusal to relinquish the telephone, and domestic disorderly conduct. Her arrest was the more
Carrying signs that read “More diplomas less guns,” “#ENOUGH,” “We Matter,” “Our School’s Dress Code is Stricter than Gun Law,” “Thoughts and Prayers are NOT Enough,” “NRA … more
By JEN COWART On Monday, March 19, there were lines out the door at local bakeries as Rhode Islanders lined up in droves to get their zeppole. A zeppole is a traditional, cream-filled pastry topped with powdered sugar and a cherry, which can either be more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Emergency medical personnel, local politicians, and the commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission all converged on Cranston Central Library Monday night for a summit on diversion of state funds from the 911 call center, more
By JEN COWART Alexis Bouchard, a senior pre-engineering student at Davies Career and Technical School, became interested in engineering at a young age. In fact, it was approximately at the age of the girls she is now teaching beginner physics, robotics more
By THOMAS GREENBERG For a first time Cranston Stadium will be the venue for a concert because of Cranston resident, Johnston-based criminal defense attorney, and DJ-turned-rapper Terry McEnaney, also known as Bobby Braciola, and his business partner more
By JEN COWART At 12 years old, Alexis Florio could only dream of playing the sport she loved at the college level. Now a high school senior at Cranston West, she is on her way to Columbia University and will be playing on the women's golf team at the Ivy more
By KELLSIE KING Senior at Cranston East On March 14, 2018, students across the nation walked out of their classrooms to take a stand against gun violence and let their voices be heard. As the fourteenth marked the one-month anniversary since the tragic more
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