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Joe Razza was a runner. Daily, the town native could be spotted dashing up and down the hills of Johnston while off-duty. The former Johnston police chief stepped down last year as his health declined rapidly and unexpectedly. On Friday, Sept. 29 — following the announcement of his death — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee ordered the state’s flags lowered in honor of the late Joseph P. Razza. He was 54 years old. more
Columbus has landed in Johnston’s War Memorial Park. On Monday, Oct. 9, he’ll be welcomed with food trucks and a re-introduction to the public. Earlier this week, the … more
The governor offered millions for schools, but the mayor refused, insisting he saw too many strings attached. Can the town afford to leave any money on the table? Did the administration … more
JOHNSTON, R.I. — As small local newspapers struggle with dwindling circulation and shrinking revenue, public officials unhappy with critical news stories are hitting where it hurts — yanking away their contracts to advertise legal notices. more
Next Thursday the Johnston Zoning Board will hear from Cranston-based developers who want to build a slightly smaller 157-acre solar farm along Winsor Avenue. “I would say if they’re … more
On a cold and rainy Monday night, over two dozen turned up at Council chambers to voice support and enthusiasm for the potential of turning The Historic Park Theatre into a community center. … more
On September 19, 12 alums of the former Knightsville School and their significant others met at Caffe Itri to commemorate 75 years since they attended kindergarten together. Dolores DiMeo Caroll and … more
With the upcoming election in Ward 6 to fill the open City Council seat coming up on October 3, the four candidates for the position appeared at a public forum run by the Cranston Herald and hosted … more
Next Thursday the Johnston Zoning Board will hear from developers who want to build a slightly smaller 157-acre solar farm along Winsor Avenue. “I would say if they’re going back to … more
Members of the Garden City Alliance (GCA), led by Founder Pauline DeRosa, recently met with and interviewed candidates vying for the Ward 6 City Council seat on their stances, thoughts and concerns … more
This Sunday, Sept. 24, Itri Park and Cranston Street, will be filled with food trucks, vendors and a variety of entertainment as the Cranston Police Department sponsors its second Fall Festival from … more
It was 1994 and Jean Patterson didn’t know what to expect. She had just assumed the job of St. Paul School principal. She had met a few parents, but she didn’t know any of the … more
The water looks deep. But that guy made it through. I can’t back up now. Just accelerate and pray? Ocean State drivers find themselves in an increasingly familiar quandary. Drive … more
With the recent filming of blockbusters including “Hocus Pocus 2” and “Good Burger 2” in Rhode Island, Warwick residents can see some local sights, as well as some of their … more
Rhode Islanders gathered on Monday at the 9/11 memorial park in Oakland Beach to remember the lives lost in the deadliest terrorist attack in American history. The annual event, set up by state … more
 As another summer ends with Budlong Pool still closed, Mayor Ken Hopkins held a public forum on Wednesday Sept. 6 for people of the city and members of City Council to voice opinions, concerns … more
At Monday night’s Finance Committee meeting Ed Collins, chief of facilities management and capital projects for Cranston schools, updated the committee on the current status of school … more
Extraordinary expansion! Those two words best describe preparations for The Feast of La Madonna della DiFesa that begins tonight and continues through Sunday at a famed Festival field on … more
Members and guests of the Rotary Club on Post Road in Warwick got the opportunity to talk with Senator Jack Reed, a Cranston native,  and hear more about the goings-on in Washington this past … more
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