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The head waiter was young but efficient. Brayden Blackmar, 6 and ½ years old, filled out his first job application with clear, bold letters. Under “positive qualities about … more
As heat indexes rise to near triple digits, Johnston residents have been breaking a sweat trying to stay cool. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory from noon Wednesday to 7 p.m. Friday … more
The isolation of Covid and initial necessity of remote learning hit four years ago, but the young men and women who would become Johnston High School’s Class of 2024 did not let the pandemic … more
There was a rather unique pre-Mother’s Day Party last month at Little Angel’s Academy located at 415 Central Ave. in Johnston. The preschoolers were all very eager to express their … more
Jacob Spence knows Johnston’s War Memorial Park like the back of his hand. Now, the Johnston Eagle Scout hopes to make the park more familiar to visitors, town natives, and tourists alike. … more
The trees along Atwood Avenue have been toppled, stripped and bundled like asparagus. New condominiums are coming to 1767 Atwood Ave., and many neighborhood residents say they were caught off … more
Johnston Police Officer Mario Mennella has been nominated for the inaugural Elwood Johnson Outstanding Service Award. Special Olympics Rhode Island (SORI) announced the nominees earlier this … more
Jessie Jacavone wants to spark a Frog City resurgence. He walked around the second floor of his bare Johnston mill and imagined the 17 luxury apartments he plans to build within the next year. … more
Big changes are in the works at Johnston’s War Memorial Park. Several sections of the park are currently off-limits for visitors, as the pace of playground and splash pad construction … more
Johnston’s Police Department received $485,000 in federal funding last Monday that will be used for emergency services equipment. This funding comes from one of U.S. Rep. Seth Magaziner’s … more
Earth Day this year is scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2024. The annual celebration, which first began in 1970 on April 22, has been going strong year to year, with people all over the globe doing … more
Sun-gazers gathered at the Marion J. Mohr Public Library and Johnston Senior Center Monday afternoon to cover their eyes with cardboard and stare at a slowly shrinking orange sphere. Backyard … more
Have you seen the Johnston Fire Department’s newest investment? A new Ladder 1 started responding to calls in town last month. more
Johnston voters may decide on a $40 million flood bond to fund stormwater management and sewer upgrades in the wake of four major flood events over the past year. On Feb. 12, Johnston Town … more
Anthony Meleo drove through the Johnston High Parking lot and parked outside a simple white trailer parked near Atwood Avenue. Jessica Gormley, Practice Manager for Tri-County Community Action … more
After being postponed a year, local historian Ann Eckert Brown has finally opened her exhibit at the Warwick Public Library, sharing the history and techniques of wall stenciling as a form of … more
Dr. Luke Messac thought it was going to be like every other Tweet he sent.Messac, of Warwick, had just a few hundred followers as recently as July 16, and he took the opportunity to send out a … more
Summer baseball has always been a part of Will Geoghegan’s life, going back to his childhood when his family used to watch Cape Cod League games while vacationing in Massachusetts. They … more
On a 3-2 vote, the state Health Services Council approved the certificate of need application for a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility, or IRF, in Johnston at the conclusion of a four-hour … more
The 2nd-seeded Panthers took care of their home court on Tuesday night and eliminated 7th-seeded Toll Gate from the Boys Division III Basketball playoffs, beating the Titans 59-48 at Johnston High … more
The new nonprofit group Public Safety Special Needs Coalition is looking to foster connections between children with developmental disabilities and first responders, and there’s plenty of fun … more
The American Heart Association is working to tackle a “surge in vaping” among students, and Johnston High School is just one of the institutions looking to help. Students Against … more
Persistence paid off for Ferri Middle School student Daniel Wulf. While his civics class was studying the founding fathers, the Constitution and the differences between a congressman and a … more
A local bar in Johnston is looking for the community’s help to bring joy to children this holiday season. Mr. Biggs Saloon at 1463 Atwood Ave. is holding a Toys for Tots drive through Dec. 13, … more
Johnston Police Deputy Chief Joseph Razza said in a statement Saturday that the department had recovered four chalices that were stolen from St. Rocco’s Church last week. Razza said in the … more
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