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Joe Razza was a runner. Daily, the town native could be spotted dashing up and down the hills of Johnston while off-duty. The former Johnston police chief stepped down last year as his health declined rapidly and unexpectedly. On Friday, Sept. 29 — following the announcement of his death — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee ordered the state’s flags lowered in honor of the late Joseph P. Razza. He was 54 years old. more
Columbus has landed in Johnston’s War Memorial Park. On Monday, Oct. 9, he’ll be welcomed with food trucks and a re-introduction to the public. Earlier this week, the … more
The governor offered millions for schools, but the mayor refused, insisting he saw too many strings attached. Can the town afford to leave any money on the table? Did the administration … more
JOHNSTON, R.I. — As small local newspapers struggle with dwindling circulation and shrinking revenue, public officials unhappy with critical news stories are hitting where it hurts — yanking away their contracts to advertise legal notices. more
After dropping its season opener to Lincoln, the Johnston football team has turned things around and pieced together two straight wins, most recently handing Ponaganset a 44-6 defeat last week. The … more
Next Thursday the Johnston Zoning Board will hear from developers who want to build a slightly smaller 157-acre solar farm along Winsor Avenue. “I would say if they’re going back to … more
Each month, at their regular meeting, School Committee members are granted a few moments to voice congratulations or share salutations. At the Sept. 12 meeting, following a brief welcome back … more
The proprietor’s a tween but her business is an infant heading toward toddlerhood. “Some parts are easy and some parts are hard,” Penelope Santos said after mixing a fresh batch of slime. “You have to take some risks to be successful.” more
The Johnston girls soccer team tied Davies 0-0 last week on the road to sit at 1-1-1 overall this fall and 0-1-1 in league play. The Panthers would dominate the possession battle throughout the … more
The water looks deep. But that guy made it through. I can’t back up now. Just accelerate and pray? Ocean State drivers find themselves in an increasingly familiar quandary. Drive … more
The Johnston football team was run over by visiting Lincoln in the season opener last week, as the Lions surged in the second half to grab the 30-7 win. Johnston trailed just 8-0 at halftime, but … more
Extraordinary expansion! Those two words best describe preparations for The Feast of La Madonna della DiFesa that begins tonight and continues through Sunday at a famed Festival field on … more
The Johnston season was filled with plenty of highs and lows this season…it truly showed what this league and the families in this community are all about. Dirty Laces had a relatively strong … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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) … more
Armed with 140-plus volunteers, “Team Our Lady of “Grace” will present the Roman Catholic Parish’s 101st LaMadonna della DiFesa Feast and Festival that officially opened last … more
It’s a feast and festival unlike any other, an event that’s been going on for decades at Our Lady of Grace Church in Johnston. And it will be back beginning next Thursday, Sept. 9, and … more
Team Saint Rocco’s 81st Feast and Festival is now in the books and as Co-Chairman Richard Montella offered Monday afternoon: “This was one to remember; for as long as I have records, this … more
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