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As we begin our 2019 legislative session, I want to give the people of Cranston an overview of what they can expect from their House of Representatives this year. Before doing so, however, I wish to sincerely thank two key groups - the voters of more
Across the political spectrum people are advocating for changes to the Rules of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. These Rules govern the process for considering legislation in the House. Under the current Rules, proposed legislation is sent to a more
By STEVE FRIAS In search of more revenues, the General Assembly recently enacted legislation requiring more companies to collect Rhode Island's seven percent sales tax on items ordered on the internet. This legislation is a result of a 2018 U.S. Supreme more
As Ollie reminds me, we all should recycle. You wouldn't think that dogs are environmentally conscientious. Ollie is a canine. He does his business where he wants, which on a 20-minute walk can mean stopping at least a dozen times to pee. How does he more
By NICHOLAS MATTIELLO Curbing the opioid epidemic is one of the most significant public health challenges facing Rhode Island and the nation today. A Washington Post investigation recently reported that Rhode Island was one of the first places in the more
By STEVEN FRIAS An old adage is to avoid discussing politics and religion. A debate on abortion usually entangles both politics and religion, which is why even politicians may try to avoid it. Therefore, some were surprised when for the first time in a more
Center Receives Community Awareness Grant Cranston Senior Services received a $10,000 community awareness grant to focus on Alzheimer’s and Age Related Impairments. The grant will increase … more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Menorah Lighting The City of Cranston will host Rabbi Laufer from Chabad for the lighting of the Menorah on Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. There will be singing, dancing, food and arts and crafts for children. Bolts Bazaar The Bolts Bazaar - Holiday more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Santa to arrive in Garden City Santa will arrive in Garden City Center to welcome in the season on Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. at the Gazebo. His cabin will also open that day through Dec. 24. There will be free face painting, crafts, hayrides more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Holiday Meal Program registration Are you a Cranston resident and 60 years or older? Will you be alone on Thanksgiving or Christmas? The Holiday Meal Program is sponsored by Mayor Allan Fung and the Cranston Department of Senior more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Bulky waste pickup During the month of March, the city's Department of Public Works offers residents an opportunity to have bulky waste items picked up free of charge, with certain restrictions. Residents must call Waste Management at more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Tree Planting Program The city of Cranston has announced its 2019 Neighborhood Tree Planting Program, which is free to all eligible property owners. The program is being offered through the Rhode Island Tree Council. An information more
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