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Vote stalls St. Francis House expansion

July 24, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The Zoning Board of Review voted 3-2 in support of a proposed expansion of residential use at the former St. Francis House at 167 Blackstone St., but not by a large enough majority to approve developer Gary Fernandes' request for more units.
The five zoners rendering the decision would have had to vote at least 4-1 in favor to grant approval under zoning board rules.

Judge lifts freeze on Landmark lawsuit

July 24, 2012

PROVIDENCE – A Superior Court judge yesterday granted Landmark Medical Center’s motion to lift a freeze on its lawsuit accusing Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island of starving it to death with illegally stingy reimbursements — but he stopped short of letting the suit go forward.
After a contentious, three-hour hearing, Judge Michael Silverstein ordered Landmark and Blue Cross for written briefs and said he would decide whether the suit has any merit on Aug. 30.

Councilman Moreau discharged from hospital

July 24, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Councilman Robert Moreau was hospitalized for 38 days after a bout with kidney cancer turned unexpectedly life-threatening.
Moreau, 50, who was recently discharged, said he may be well enough to attend the next meeting of the council on Aug. 6.

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Frank Beazley, advocate for disabled, dies at 83

July 24, 2012

BURRILLVILLE — Frank Beazley, a Rhode Island artist and advocate for the disabled, has died. He was 83.
Beazley died Sunday at Zambarano Hospital, where he had lived for more than 45 years since he was paralyzed in a fall.

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