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By THOMAS GREENBERG During the Ward City Council candidates' forum on Thursday, the 10 candidates for Cranston's six wards discussed citywide issues including schools, safety, and governmental transparency, and also answered Ward-specific questions like more
By PAM SCHIFF Eleven people were shot in cold blood Saturday, October 27 for no reason other than they were Jewish. They were attending a special Jewish life-cycle event at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh when a heavily armed gunman stormed more
This is the third article in an ongoing series which seeks to showcase some of our schools' unsung heroes. In my 10 years as an education reporter and as a former educator, and in my almost 19 years as a parent, I have seen many amazing educators honored more
By THOMAS GREENBERG With election day fast approaching, candidates for School Committee in Cranston fielded questions about a variety of school issues during a forum held at the Central Library last Thursday. Though only two ward positions are up for more
By JEN COWART At the end of each theatre performance, a nod to the director is often given; a thank you, a bouquet of flowers, a quick bow to the audience. However, last week on Oct. 25, a proper spotlight shone on Nancy Vitulli, Cranston West's theater more
On last Wednesday evening, three of the founding March for our Lives students who survived, or had family members who survived, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school massacre in Parkland, Florida … more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Republican candidates for Citywide Council on the ballot this year, incumbents City Council President Michael Farina and Councilman Ken Hopkins and Amy Ricci, are focusing on development, schools, and infrastructure as key issues as more
By THOMAS GREENBERG On Thursday night, the six candidates for Citywide City Council - three Republicans and three Democrats - answered questions from the Cranston Herald and from members of the community in advance of the Nov. 6 election. More than 50 more
By JEN COWART On Monday morning, Loida Garcia-Febo, President of the American Library Association, visited the Cranston High School East media center as part of her `Because Libraries = Strong Communities' national tour, visiting while in town for a more
By JEN COWART It's an event that has taken nearly two years of preparation and has involved the time and dedication of every member of the Cranston High School West school staff. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) visiting team more
By JEN COWART On last Wednesday evening, three of the founding March for our Lives students who survived, or had family members who survived, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school massacre in Parkland, Florida visited Cranston High School East on their more
By PAM SCHIFF Continuing the year-long celebration of the Cranston Public Library's 50th anniversary, Oaklawn Branch opened its doors and hearts to the community for a full day of activities, speakers and fun. Branch Librarian Stefanie Blankenship worked more
Sixteen years ago, in September of 2002, Donna Wheaton received the gift of a lifetime, a kidney donated to her by a friend she had met through her job as a fitness instructor at the Cranston YMCA. … more
By JEN COWART Cranston West’s Megan Mahoney has a resume that includes honor society inductions, starring in lead roles in theater performances, and the receipt of award after award for her work … more
On Oct. 8, Brett Kavanaugh was ceremonially sworn in as a Supreme Court judge. His appointment was not without controversy, and on Tuesday, Oct. 2, the students in the Tuesday/Thursday middle school … more
On Friday afternoon, as roughly 2,000 middle and high school students and staff filed into the stadium at Cranston High School West for the annual Homecoming pep rally celebration, both falcons and … more
The Cranston Historical Society celebrated Governor William Sprague IV’s 188th birthday at their annual meeting held on September 18. President Sandra Moyer welcomed members and guests and gave … more
By JEN COWART When word spread that the remains of Cranston native and fallen Vietnam soldier Lt. Col. Fredric Moore Mellor were being returned home last week, many Cranston public schools sprang into action, in collaboration with the Cranston Police more
By MERI R. KENNEDY On Sept. 30, on a crisp fall morning, approximately 300 people of all ages came together for the eleventh annual Friends of the Poor" walk to benefit The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. It was the fourth time the walk has been held in" more
CHILD MOLESTATION On Oct. 1 at approximately 6:37 a.m. Detectives arrested Tyrone Nettles, 20, of 35 Tallman Ave. in Cranston for First Degree Child Molestation. Nettles was held awaiting arraignment. DISORDERLY CONDUCT On Oct. 1 at approximately 5:55 more
By MARY JOHNSON Fifteen years ago, Amerisewn, in Cranston, made carrying cases for Apple computers, eyeglass cases, and sports bags. Today, CEO John Caito designs and manufactures high tech gear that protects military, law enforcement and mental health more
Last week, Garden City Center celebrated its 70th Year Anniversary with a special Taste of Garden City to raise funds for the Cranston Historical Society. In total, $3,000 was raised. A total of 14 restaurants in the Center participated by offering free more
By DON FOWLER When Lisa Pagano asked me to be one of the judges for the 3rd Annual Cranston Firehouse Chili Cookoff, I was both honored and excited. I was honored to join Rhode Island Magazine editor John Palumbo and Garden City representative Janice more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Governor Gina Raimondo's backdrop of choice to talk about the $250 million school construction bond on this year's ballot was Cranston East last Wednesday afternoon, while Mayor Allan Fung chose to hold his press conference outside more
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