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By DANIEL KITTREDGE It was in 1927 that William Henry Hall's vision for a public library on the grounds of his former Broad Street estate in Edgewood at last came to fruition. A Providence Sunday Journal story from the time of the library's dedication more
Lighting up the night Fireworks light up the skies over the Atwood Avenue softball field on the night of July 4. The display marked a return of fireworks to the city on Independence Day after several years. The event was put on by the nonprofit more
On Monday, June 5, just after 9 p.m., the Cranston Fire Department was dispatched to report of a building collapse at 1890 Broad St. in the Edgewood area of the city. A mother and daughter who … more
By JOHN HOWELL When he learned he was eligible to retire, Father Alfred Ricci said, "yessiree." "You know when it's time to do what to do and let it go," Father Ricci said Monday afternoon from the office at St. Gregory the Great Church in Cowesett, more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The Budlong Pool is set to remain closed, as planned, for the second consecutive summer, although an alternative option is being explored. Anthony Moretti, director of administration for Mayor Ken Hopkins, told the City Council on more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Rats are back in the spotlight. Recent media attention surrounding a rodent problem near Cranston Stadium - a "pretty deplorable localized condition," as one top city official describes it - has led to an enforcement push, including a more
By PAM SCHIFF An ordinance amendment seeking to make Rolfe Square a northbound one-way street has been withdrawn by its sponsor. Ward 2 City Councilwoman Aniece Germain last week confirmed she has removed her proposal from consideration. The move came more
By STEPHANIE BERNABA Edgewood Highland Elementary School fifth-graders are turning rain into sunshine. They have chosen, with the help of their art teacher and 5th Grade Mural Club leader, Ellen Laprocina, to create a mural on one of the school's walls more
By JOHN HOWELL Neon Marketplace, a Procaccianti company, is preparing to turn the image of the service station convenience store on its head. And the prototype for the company that envisions opening 150 stores throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE For generations, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet has held a vital place in the social and cultural life of Rhode Islanders. Weddings, galas, circuses, concerts, sporting events, civic meetings - these gatherings, and much more, have all taken more
By JOHN HOWELL What was a Father's Day outing on a great day to be at the beach turned into tragedy when a 10-year-old girl was swept off the Conimicut Point sand bar by the incoming tide and a 35-year old man of no relation to the girl lost his life in more
By JOHN HOWELL What was a Father's Day outing on a great day to be at the beach turned into tragedy when a 10-year-old girl was swept off the Conimicut Point sand bar by the incoming tide and a 35-year old man of no relation to the girl lost his life in more
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