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Praise Tabernacle’s famous Christmas musical, “The Christmas to Remember,” was a complete sellout each evening this past weekend with thousands coming out to see the show. This free show … more
By JEN COWART A number of weeks after Senator Jack Reed hosted the founders of Cranston's The Village for RI Foster and Adoptive Families during their whirlwind Washington, D.C. Angels in Adoption awards trip, the group took a turn playing host to the more
By PAM SCHIFF On Tuesday evening, December 12, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, Citywide Council President Michael Farina and West Bay Chabad Rabbi Yossi Laufer welcomed Cranston families to join in the lighting of the menorah and the start of the week of the more
What began as a “bucket list” item for Robin A. Muksian, Ph.D., who serves as the Director of Administration for the City of Cranston, has become a passion. Since 2010, she has raised more than … more
By THOMAS GREENBERG “Grab me a pair of 17s,” Ken Bowling said to Jeferson, one of the Life Skill students in the special education program at Cranston East. He was referring to a wrench that … more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Ed Collins, Plant Operations Director for Cranston Public Schools, believes it's time to do a mass educational plan with community involvement based on the recent Jacobs report on the infrastructure of school buildings throughout the more
ASSAULT Officer Paccasassi arrested Elloys de la Rosa, 21, of 103 Rosedale Street, Providence on December 16 at 4:12 a.m. for domestic simple assault and domestic disorderly conduct as a result of a disturbance call at 225 Norwood Avenue. He was then more
For most people, their birthday is for them alone to celebrate. The one day that is all about “you.” To be the center of attention. The king or queen of the day. Cranston resident, Jodi … more
By PAM SCHIFF In politics, at least in Cranston, it seems you barely assume office, before it is time to start campaigning again. For the seven members of the Cranston School Committee, most are thinking of running again. Here is what they had to say: more
To the Editor: FIX NICS Act" is an outrageous attempt to strip the rights of states to regulate the safe and responsible use or weapons by its citizens. Republicans rail about abusive and oppressive federal mandates and laws. Until they collude with the" more
By RALPH DAVIS In the pouring rain a woman stood waiting to cross the street; she was soaking wet and getting wetter. It was relentless rain; the sort that soaks you to the bones. She had no umbrella. She watched and waited as about six cars whisked by more
ASSAULT On December 9 at approximately 9:41 p.m., Officer Schaffran arrested Christopher Vieira, 26, of 58 Lyndon Road in Cranston for simple assault and disorderly conduct. The arrest was the result of a call for a disturbance at the Shell Gas located more
Dr. Jason Kerzer became a primary care physician to help patients manage - and prevent when possible - chronic diseases. At a time when doctors feel squeezed on how much time they spend with a patient, he sees it as an investment in their future health. more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Garden City Center was crowded with shoppers during the two evenings of the Garden City Stroll. The stroll offered a jolly, festive atmosphere for all. On the Friday night, shoppers enjoyed a performance by both the Hope Highlands more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Buried behind the street-lined houses on Edgewood Boulevard is a newly sold million-dollar home with its own private beach, boat shed and mooring. There aren't too many residential properties assessed for more than $1 million in more
By THOMAS GREENBERG By the first day of 2018 the first Dairy Queen Grill and Chill in Rhode Island should be open for business near the intersection of Atwood and Phenix Avenues in Cranston. The new store will bring between 50 and 75 new jobs with it. more
By MERI R. KENNEDY The Annual City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting took place on Dec. 5 indoors; as it was raining that evening. The rain, however, did not dampen the holiday spirit as the outdoor Christmas Tree was lit by Mayor Allan Fung, and Santa Claus more
By MERI R. KENNEDY On Saturday, Dec. 9 there was a large police presence at the Walmart located at 1776 Plainfield Pike. There was no crime; however, it was the 2nd Annual Shop With A Cop presented by the Cranston YMCA, the Cranston Police Department, more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Hundreds of people stopped in at The Thirsty Beaver in Cranston, as well as the one in Smithfield, on Dec. 4. to donate toys during the 4th Annual Toys for Tots toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots and The Rhode Island Dream Center. Last more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Shouts of cowards!" and "shame!" from members of the RI Gun Violence Coalition rang through the council chambers at City Hall Thursday night after the Ordinance Committee tabled a resolution calling on the RI General Assembly to pass" more
There were cookies, singing, hot cocoa and lots of happy Cranston residents enjoying the first sounds of the holiday season, all waiting for the arrival of the “big guy” himself, Santa. For … more
By THOMAS GREENBERG National Grid's been by Theresa Tortolani's house seven times already to patch up a gas line that's been springing leaks for the past year and a half. But National Grid has made the decision that it won't be replaced until next spring more
By JEN COWART On Friday, December 8, the fourth and fifth-grade students from Rhodes Elementary School and Oaklawn Elementary School arrived at the Cranston West school auditorium where they would begin a day of Hour of Code exploration through the more
By PAM SCHIFF For most families, the biggest debate this time of year, is which side of the family to celebrate the holidays with. For interfaith families, it can be akin to the invasion of Normandy trying to carefully maneuver each family's ideologies more
By JEN COWART In a surprise announcement last Wednesday morning, Assistant Principal and 2004 graduate of Cranston High School West, John Fontaine, was named Assistant Principal of the Year by the Rhode Island Association of School Principals (RIASP). . more
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