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THEN AND NOW: Joe Mazzulla welcomes Hendricken coach Jamal Gomes to the Boston Celtics’ practice facility to watch him at work this past season.

‘He had it in his blood’

Johnston’s own Joe Mazzulla made history on Monday night as he led the Boston Celtics to their league-leading 18th championship when they beat the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 of the NBA Finals …

Talk’s not cheap

Special to the Herald Sweet Talkers aims to help children with language and speech impairments learn to speak through baking. The proposal is the top prize-winning idea of Cranston High …
108 YEARS YOUNG: Henry Polichetti, 108-year World War II veteran and long-time Cranston resident, tells Cranston Mayor Kenneth Hopkins stories from his time in the U.S. Navy.

What’s Henry’s longevity secret?

Cranston Mayor Kenneth Hopkins makes it a point to personally visit any city residents who are 100 years old — or older. He always brings a proclamation, the city’s best wishes, and a question: What’s your secret to longevity?

Breaking a sweat trying to keep cool

As heat indexes rise to near triple digits, Cranston 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, due to rising temperatures and high humidity.

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WITH PRIDE: City and state officials gather at Cranston City Hall for the city’s annual Pride Flag Raising event organized by Councilwoman Lammis Vargas. The event featured a keynote speech from recent Cranston High School East graduate Connor Payne.

Pride Flag raised over Cranston City Hall

Last week, Cranston city and Rhode Island state officials gathered at Cranston City Hall for the city’s annual Pride Flag Raising event organized by Councilwoman Lammis Vargas. The event …

Cranston’s Little Shepherd Preschool celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

The Little Shepherd Preschool recently celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week; a great opportunity to spotlight Cranston’s learning centers where great teachers do their critically important …
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NEWS

Cranston Police Department launches Blue Envelope Program

Special to the Herald The Cranston Police Department has launched a new initiative called the Blue Envelope Program. The program went into effect on June 4. Cranston Police Chief Col. …

Pregoni announces candidacy for Cranston City Council

Lauryn Pregoni, a dedicated community advocate and professional, is excited to announce her candidacy for Cranston City Council. With deep family roots in Cranston and a strong commitment to the …

Jenn Caputi kicks off District 26 State Senate campaign

In May, Jenn Caputi officially kicked off her campaign as republican candidate for State Senate in District 26. She has lived in the district for almost 12 years, with her husband, Nick Mancini and …
RHODYLIFE
Joshley Credo and Christopher DiStefano were united in marriage June 12, 2024 by Vilma Cortez Jusayan at Providence City Hall. They will celebrate their union at Agriturismo Fattoria Terranova in …
Sports
LEAGUE CHAMPS: The Del’s Lemonade team after winning the CWLL Majors title. (Submitted photo)
Del’s wins CWLL Majors title
The Cranston Western Little League Del’s Lemonade team topped Gershkoff 4-2 to win the Majors championship last week. Gershkoff jumped out to an early 2-1 lead, but Del’s would …
SWINGING AWAY: Gershkoff’s Jack Fontaine. (Photos by Mike Zawistoski)
Gershkoff seniors taking early ‘licks’
Special to the Herald Early results are matching Warwick Tree Post Two’s preseason expectations. The club swept Gershkoff Auto Body/Auburn Post 20 8-2 and 11-1 in a doubleheader …
RUNNERS UP: The Gershkoff 9-U showcase team in the season finale. (Submitted photo)
Gershkoff Auto expands, expects busy summer
The Gershkoff Auto Body American Legion baseball program returns this summer and is bigger than it’s ever been. The Cranston-Johnston organization now fields four teams - 9-U, 14-U, 17-U …
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EDITIORIAL

No surprise on the Speaker’s solid leadership

With the legislative session coming to a close last week, it seems an appropriate time to give a grade to Warwick’s own K. Joseph Shekarchi, the Speaker of the House since 2021. When …

Session offers a glimpse in leadership styles

STORY OF THE WEEK: The General Assembly closed its 2024 session with a flurry of activity that ended around 1:32 last Friday morning. The Senate made a final vote on the $13.9 billion budget — …
Obituaries

Yuettner, Nancy Leonard

Nancy Leonard Yuettner, a retired Registered Nurse, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family. She was 85 years of age. Nancy was the beloved wife of …

Charnley, Gerald Francis

Gerald Francis Charnley, 84, of Warwick, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2024. He was the loving husband of the late Claudia J. (Whitehead) Charnley. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late …
ANIMAL TALK

Ken

Attention Husky lovers!! This handsome boy appropriately named Ken because he is a doll, is ready to join your family! Ken is a year and a half old with the brightest blue eyes you've ever seen! He …

 

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LEOBOR amended going to governor’s desk

STORY OF THE WEEK: After an update of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights recently got close to the finish line, there was 0.0% chance that legislative leaders wouldn’t get it …