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A sea of blue tee-shirts filled the center section of Cranston East Auditorium on Nov. 14 for the Cranston School Committee meeting by special invitation. The faculty and staff of Woodridge … more
The federal government estimates more than 17 American veterans took their own lives each day of 2021. And more than a 100 more veterans committed suicide in 2021, than the year before. The … more
More than 400 people have signed a petition calling on the city to buy as much as 12 acres bordering the Pawtuxet River and “close the loop” to a 2.3 mile walking trail that circles … more
A brand new van with a snazzy logo will be parked all around Cranston in the coming year, loaded up with books, tech, and librarians on a mission to bring library services to folks in … more
An event at the Community Noise Lab at Brown University marks the most recent salvo in the ongoing battle between the Cranston Police Department and residents neighboring its police academy firing … more
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment of a series looking at the newest iteration of the proposed Winsor Avenue solar farm. The public hearing is expected to continue on Dec. 14, with a public input session and possibly a vote on a special-use permit to build an industrial-scale 19-megawatt (MW) solar field, with nearly 50,000 solar panels at 118 Winsor Ave. in northwest Johnston. more
Look both ways and say a Hail Mary. Crossing the street in the Ocean State can be tricky, at best — and deadly, at worst. Last week, a teacher (and nun) was seriously injured while … more
The Cranston Animal Shelter was recognized last week for achieving the status of a “no-kill” shelter by a national animal welfare organization. Best Friends … more
As he steps down as Rhode Island Democratic Party Chair, Rep. Joseph McNamara (Dist. 19, Warwick/Cranston) looks to devote more time to education. McNamara, said his decision to seek the … more
Following the catastrophic flooding at Dean Estates, newly homeless tenants were asked to sign away any chance of recompense in exchange for a gift card. The Cranston Herald has received … more
Cranston’s population of multilingual learners (MLL) has doubled in the past eight years. In 2015, the district had 514 students for whom English was their second language. By 2023, that … more
The giant blue banner across the building seeks new managers. The pay starts at more than $20 per hour. Raising Cane’s pledges to open its first Ocean State location to start the New Year. … more
Johnston’s Amazon won’t open in 2023. That’s confirmed. Now the launch has been pushed to a mystery date in 2024. Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena Jr. expects the … more
In the most recent round of home reevaluations, a Cranston resident found his home’s value increased due to having a central air system that doesn’t exist. Fourth Ward resident Alex … more
On October 16 the city filed for summary judgment in the $46 million lawsuit it faces over allegations that Mayor Ken Hopkins and former Mayor Allan Fung conducted “improper and unlawful … more
Gloria Coppola never stops looking for connections that will answer questions. In this case it is the disappearance of Frank Hanson Jr., 16 who lived in Cranston and was soon to move to Warwick … more
Should Rhode Island’s children have a constitutional right to an education? The U.S. Constitution doesn’t actually guarantee Americans the right to an education, according to legal … more
The Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation announced last week that $1 million is being earmarked to schools in the Feinstein Leadership program. Alan Shawn Feinstein, who leaves a legacy of urging and … more
A Cranston man has been arrested and charged following the “accidental” shooting of his four-year-old son, according to Cranston Police Chief Col. Michael J. Winquist. The child was … more
Friends of Pawtuxet Village held the 27th annual costume parade last Saturday, October 26. Businesses up and down Broad Street participated by handing out treats to children as they marched down the … more
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