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By PETE FONTAINE Fun, food and family. Those were the key ingredients of last Thursday's annual Johnston Housing Authority Cookout held on the green grass outside Claiborne Pall Manor off Plainfield Street. David [aRusso] really knows how to host the" more
By KELLSIE KING On July 15, International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 307 hosted an annual golf tournament and buffet at Alpine Country Club in Cranston to raise money for a variety of charities, including community and police organizations. more
“I know your dad is looking down on us and smiling,” Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena told Bob Tasca Jr. Saturday morning. “He was a man with a vision. He was ahead of his time.” Polisena … more
Schools across Rhode Island are breaking for summer vacation, putting pause to the breakfast and lunch programs that tens of thousands of children count on for meals during the academic year. Losing access to the program puts additional strain on more
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to use about $90,000 of the Centredale Manor Superfund Site's natural resource damage settlement with two of the responsible parties to fund habitat improvements and educational opportunities along the more
It was late this past winter when Mayor Joseph Polisena added an important item to his “to-do” list. “I was walking into Town Hall,” he said, “and I got hit in the head by a falling … more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Meals at Memorial Park Now that it is summertime, it's time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Chartwells provides free meals to children during the summer. Meals will be served until Aug. 16, Monday through more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston's Ashley Cabrita left Rhode Island and came home with 22 new best friends and lessons that will last her a lifetime. Cabrita - who hold the title of Ms. Wheelchair Rhode Island - took part in the 48th Annual Ms. Wheelchair more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A local man has been charged in connection with a pair of gas station robberies that occurred about an hour apart late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Earl C. Sanford, 40, of 180 Federal Way in Johnston, entered no plea to one more
Staying cool Having fun on a hot July day at Cherry Hill Manor last week, Executive Director Katie Gerber and Senior Director of Business Development Julie Fox kept cool by passing out ice cream sandwiches to residents and visitors. (Photo by Linda more
By PETE FONTAINE Kelly Abbruzzese, who works in the town of Johnston's Finance Department, and Deputy Tax Collector Bethany Alviano are asking for residents' help. Likewise, their colleague Valerie Laurito of the tax assessor's office, has also issued a more
By JACOB MARROCCO Superintendent of Johnston Schools Bernard DiLullo offered an update on summer work at Thornton Elementary School during the monthly School Committee meeting on July 9. DiLullo said that modulars - temporary classrooms built 25 years more
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