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Johnston Police Log, Sept. 24, 2021

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following police log information has been taken from public record police incident reports provided by the Johnston Police Department.

The million dollar finish line is within sight for Johnston family

Only $10,000 away from raising $1 million for the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). Can you help put them over the finish line? Matthew DiIorio passed away on the Fourth of …

Providence College renews commitment to Catholic Education

Providence College has announced that it is making a second gift of $100,000 to the Diocese of Providence Catholic School Office (CSO) to support Catholic education in Rhode Island through its …

Trunk or Treat at St. Robert Bellarmine in Johnston

St. Robert’s Bellarmine will be holding a Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 30 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The church, at 1804 Atwood Ave., Johnston, would like to invite the public to the event, which …

Johnston resident Mary Arpander to be honored  as STEM All-Star

Johnston resident Mary Arpander, staff vice president and senior chapter lead of software engineering at Johnston-based FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, will …

YMCA hires Johnston's Nico Erausquin as Health and Wellness Director

The YMCA of Pawtucket has chosen Nico Erausquin, of Johnston, to serve as its Health and Wellness Director. Erausquin is an expert in strength and conditioning, exercise and fitness, and adaptive …

Goodfellas Motorcycle Run through Johnston brings in around $40,000 for Hasbro

Michele Brannigan, the Senior Major Gifts Officer/Campaign Manager at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, stood alongside Stefanie Harris’ Strings Bar and Grill at 183 George Waterman Road in …
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All Johnston schools may soon be ‘like new’

The taxpayers of Johnston will eventually decide whether to fund $215 million in new school building projects. The district hopes to build a new Early Childhood Center, a new Elementary School for …

St. Rocco School in Johnston pauses to remember those lost on 9/11

Matthew Newell was playing on the St. Rocco School playground on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. The carefree 9-year-old heard a teacher calling his name. The fourth-grader, wearing his …

Johnston's Our Lady of Grace celebrates 101st Feast

Our Lady of Grace Church’s annual feast and festival, which is named in honor of La Madonna della DiFesa, was a fun and food-filled event that featured many MVPs (Most Valuable Parishioners) …

Gov. McKee makes vaccine pitch in Johnston

Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee, along with Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos made the trip to Johnston High School to provide the state with its weekly COVID-19 update on Wednesday afternoon. In collaboration …

BINGO! at the Johnston Senior Center

Bingo games have returned to the Johnston Senior Center. At 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, Johnston Senior Center members can try their luck on the Bingo cards again. During the …

Thousands took a bite out of this year’s Apple Festival in Johnston

The 33rd annual Apple Festival returned to Johnston. The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and The Washington Trust Company sponsored the event on Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12 …
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AAA forecasts stable gas prices

Rhode Island's average gas price is the same as last week, averaging $3.07 per gallon. Monday's price is 1 cent higher than a month ago, and 92 cents higher than September 14, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is 10 cents lower than the national
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COLLECTIBLES: American Medals

American Medals presented during the late 18th and early 19th century are exceedingly rare and there are few examples known from the Revolution period to the War of 1812. About five years ago I had …
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Aurea Ensemble, Festival Ballet Providence team up for 'Daybreak'

Aurea Ensemble and Festival Ballet Providence are proud to announce an exciting collaborative program, "Daybreak," inspired by Langston Hughes' iconic poem, "Daybreak in Alabama." The program will include Aurea's signature blending of poetry, harmonica
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State Council on the Arts adds 11 to Teaching Artist Roster

To dovetail with National Arts in Education Week, Sept. 12-18, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announces additions to its Rhode Island Teaching Artist Roster. The Roster is a list of teaching artists and arts organizations who have
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RI Philharmonic Music School's fall enrollment in full swing

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School's fall 2021 enrollment period is underway for lessons, classes, and ensembles open to students of all ages and ability levels. "Music School students are thriving thanks to our lessons, classes and ensembles,
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Youth leagues back in action

The last couple of weeks I have been deep into our high school sports coverage. I love this time of year, especially the football season. However, there are times when you need a break in the schedule and routine to shake things up. Between my high

Remembering the 2017 champs

By GARY RIANNA I was thrilled with the turnout we had on a short three-day notice ... we had about 55 people, including players and family members. The response was very special and was a …

Golf Tournament held in late Johnston man's memory

The fourth annual Race for Matt and Grace Golf Tournament raised approximately $16,000 (after expenses) for the fight against Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). All funds raised benefited the …

Johnston Memorial Cancer Events co-ed golf tourney set to return

Records, people in a number of sports will attest, are made to be broken.

Johnston Little League senior team wins District championship

The Johnston Little League senior team had an impressive summer season, winning the District I championship and competing in the state tournament.The team kicked off the district …
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Cod fishing basics

Get a jump on the cod fishing season this fall and winter with some expert advice from anglers Bob Murray and Rich Hittinger at a Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA) seminar Monday, July 26 at 7 p.m. Both Bob and Rich are RISAA board
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Explosion at Johnston scrap yard fire follows neighborhood broil

Residents of the Starr Street neighborhood heard a loud explosion Friday, and then a series of smaller blasts. Flames and dark clouds stretched into the sky above J&S Scrap Metal & …

Johnston Police Log, Sept. 3, 2021

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following police log information has been taken from public record police incident reports provided by the Johnston Police Department.

Two years after crash, family and colleagues honor Johnston firefighter’s memory

“Always remembered, never forgotten!” Those words filled the air last Friday morning at Johnston Fire Department headquarters on Atwood Avenue when the close-knit brotherhood came …
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Animal Talk - Apollo

Let's play fetch! Apollo is ready to play and is hoping that you are looking for a new best friend! This big green-eyed boy is waiting at Hotel for Homeless Humane Society located at 44 Martin Street …

Editorial
School Committees aren’t public health officials. So their public health decisions are bound to be far from perfect.One theme united two very different sides of the heated debate over mask …
We’ve seen this play out before, but there was real hope we might not go through it again. It’s disheartening – sickening, really – and yes, a bit scary, too. COVID-19 …
Nothing says summer in Rhode Island like a beautiful, sunny day with a steady, cool breeze keeping the temperature bearable and perfect for enjoying some time in the great outdoors - whether in your backyard, a hiking trail or at a beach near you. But we
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A few weeks ago, we were in central Italy, when we saw a huge development.  It was an Amazon distribution center, with  warehouses that went on and on, as did the office buildings.  It was staggering in size.
Recently I found out that the one major meeting on the massive Amazon proposed project where public comments could be made in front of the Town Council was going to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.
Recently the Johnston School Committee made the decision to disregard the recommendations of the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics to require universal masking in Johnston Public School. The …
Hello. It is very concerning that RI schools are not protecting those that are vulnerable to the virus, children that can not be vaccinated along with the immunocompromised.  They are sending …
Radio Beacon is a podcast from Beacon Communications run by Dan Kittredge (Cranston Herald), Jacob Marrocco (Johnston Sun Rise), John Howell (Warwick Beacon) and Alex Sponseller (Beacon …
John Donegan, the Ward 3 member of the Cranston City Council and leader of the Democratic caucus, joins Dan to discuss the city’s budget review, ordinances he’s working on, the panhandling case settlement, the fortunes of the Yankees and Knicks, and more.
  Dan and Jake discuss the latest developments on the vaccination from J&J and round up this week’s other headlines in Warwick, Cranston and …
After Dan and Jake discuss the latest on ATVs, the lieutenant governor search, and RI's vaccination campaign, Jake chats with Dist. 43 state Rep. Deb Fellela of Johnston (29:37) about the State …