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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 08-08-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE AUGUST 8-14, 2018 BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Newly sworn in City Councilor MICHAEL ARAUJO addresses friends and support- ers at his induction ceremony, which was held at Nathanael Greene Elementary School last Friday. See more photos on page 6. PAWTUCKET – Lorraine Fabrics, an old-time fabric store and a des- tination for everyone from clothing designers to crafters in the city for decades, is expected to stay open fol- lowing the planned sale of its building at 593 Mineral Ave. Developer Jonathan Savage and his 593 Mineral Spring Avenue Associates LLC are intending to pur- chase the four-story building and con- vert the top three floors into artisan live/work spaces, according to a peti- tion to rezone the land from Savage and the current owner, David Taylor. The mixed-use facility, on 42,000 square feet of property, would have commercial retail space on the first floor, which is where Taylor would maintain his fabric store. There would be light manufacturing on the base- ment level. Savage is owner of the Lorraine Mills across the street from Lorraine Fabrics at 560 Mineral Spring Ave., where he has achieved success find- ing a wide mix of tenants, including a number of breweries. Michael Horan, in a memo to the Lorraine Fabrics building to be sold By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See FABRICS, Page 5 Downsized store will stay open after sale PAWTUCKET – From Jan. 1 to July 31, donations to the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen were down by about half of what they were in 2017, says Director Adrienne Marchetti, mak- ing the nonprofit's annual fundraiser next month that much more impor- tant. The soup kitchen will host its sixth annual Ernie Marot Humanitarian Awards and Fundraising Dinner on Friday, Sept. 21, at its 195 Walcott St. location. The dining site, where Marchetti does the cooking, is located in the basement of St. Joseph Church. "This is our major fundraiser of the year, so we need it to be suc- cessful," said Marchetti. Marchetti said staff members aren't quite sure why donations are "way down," saying it could be due to any number of factors. "We're hoping things are going to turn around after the summer, but we don't know," she said. Adding to the level of concern, as the kitchen runs on a deficit budget, she said, are new changes in tax laws concerning itemized deduc- tions. "Other nonprofits I have spoken with have seen this same thing as well," she said. "This is also affect- Pawtucket Soup Kitchen banking on September fundraiser to bridge donation gap By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See SOUP KITCHEN, Page 5 MARCHETTI PAWTUCKET – City officials are remaining tight-lipped about any talks they're having with the owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox, but are sounding a confident note even as rumors of a possible departure to Worcester, Mass., continue to swirl. In a statement released Monday, Mayor Donald Grebien said city officials will meet with PawSox lead- ership in the coming days. "We remain confident that the Ballpark at Slater Mill, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, is the only home for the PawSox future," he said. "We are excited to get to work building a world class destination for our part- ners, the Pawtucket Red Sox." Among reports out last week was one that minor league base- ball officials had applied for team trademarks in Worcester, which led to significant speculation that an announced move might be immi- nent. Those reports led many Rhode Islanders to post on social media about the team being all but gone, but that sentiment is not being echoed by city officials. In a separate statement over the weekend "regarding a report that Worcester will be unveiling City officials undeterred by rumors of PawSox exit By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See PAWSOX, Page 7 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, RI 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. Does your child like? Robotics • Google Chromebooks Up to date computer room with fiber optic technology Wireless technology throughout the school Strings and Instrumental Music Chorus • Drama • Smartboards • Sports SAINT CECILIA SCHOOL Celebrating over 100 years of Catholic education! Then St. Cecilia School is the only school for you! Accepting Registrations for 2018-2019 Pre-K - Grade 8 Where morals and values meet academic excellence Extended Care is available 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 755 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 401-723-9463 • • Call for a personal tour: See our Senior Living Guide inside! See our Senior Living ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. published by Senior Living Guide

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