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January 29th, 2014
PAWTUCKET -- Deolinda Sousa wouldnât be able to get by without welfare benefits and food stamps, but sheâd gladly trade them for a job that pays her for doing something productive.
âIâll do anything,â she says. âIâll clean toilets with a toothbrush.â
Sheâs that frustrated.
The 26-year-old mother of two has been looking for a job for more than a year, but she hasnât been able to find one.
WOONSOCKET â In a move that was part protest, part policy statement, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and City Council President Albert Brien on Monday refused to go along with other members of the Budget Commission in approving the payment of $168,284 worth of legal bills, most of it to a single firm.
WOONSOCKET â A house in the Fairmount section was struck by at least five rounds from a .45-caliber handgun fired from a passing car Sunday night, police said.
Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan said the shots struck the residence of a man who had been involved in a bar fight moments earlier, at around 10 p.m.
âThere were two men involved, while several of their friends looked on, about six or seven people in all,â said Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan.
âPunches were thrown. There was a scrum. Then everybody got in their cars and left the area.â
PROVIDENCE â Some people argue that because the lieutenant governor no longer has specific constitutional duties, the office should be done away with. But R.I. Secretary of State Ralph Mollis, who officially announced he is running for lieutenant governor on Monday, says it is that very lack of a job formal description which âallows for vision, allows for leadership, allows someone to tackle the problems of today.
WOONSOCKET â Prime Healthcare Services has owned Landmark Medical Centerâs acute care hospital operations at Cass Avenue and Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island on Eddie Dowling Highway in North Smithfield just under a month, and already changes and improvements are in the works, according to Richard R. Charest, Landmarkâs chief operating officer.
Whether they attend St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, Mount St. Charles Academy and Good Shepherd Catholic Regional in Woonsocket, or Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, the coming week will be one of reflection and fun for students observing National Catholic School Week in the state.
MILLVILLE â Itâs probably safe to assume that DaVinci didnât worry about how much the paint cost when he was creating the Mona Lisa.
Thatâs sort of how John Scungio feels about 5 Central St.
For the home restoration carpenter, resurrecting the landmark Greek Revival that dominates the main crossroads of this sleepy village is the work of a lifetime.
âItâs going to be a challenge,â he says. âItâs going to take all my talents to bring it back to the way it was.â
By The Call Staff
WOONSOCKET â Police said they have one person in custody after a shooting incident on Saturday morning in the city.
WOONSOCKET â A benefit has been launched by friends of Stuart Gast Jr., a developmentally disabled man who died unexpectedly after chasing a thief who stole his dog carrier Monday.
Lisa Jean of Blackstone said the proceeds will be used to offset Gastâs funeral expenses, but any surplus will be donated to the Woonsocket Special Olympics Team. Gast had been an enthusiastic participant in Special Olympics for many years.
Full story appears on page A1 of Saturday's Call.
WOONSOCKET â Michael A. Morin secured his win in the cityâs Democratic primary for its District 49 state representative seat on Thursday, adding slightly to his margin of victory over second-place finisher Douglas T. Brown with the counting of remaining paper and provisional ballots at the state Board of Elections in Providence.