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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 09-19-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE MALIK FERNANDES, of Pawtucket, a student at Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts, created a dance for Family Arts Day last Saturday on the school grounds. His dance portrays his life story and his grand- mother's help in achieving his dream of becoming a dancer. The goal of the event, part of the Pawtucket Arts Festival, is to bring the school and the com- munity together through the arts. See more photos on page 8. Pawtucket considering automated trash collection A decision could impact the city's policy on street sweeping and ticketing PAWTUCKET – City officials say they're actively exploring the possibil- ity of adding automated trash service to pair with the existing automated recycling already in place. Wilder Arboleda, spokesman for Mayor Donald Grebien, said the evaluation with waste service provider MTG Disposal revolves around both the cost of the service and the wheeled trash totes that would be needed. "We believe this should help improve services, reduce loose waste, and help reduce rodents' access to food," he said. "City officials will be meeting with MTG within the next couple of weeks to discuss the details of a switch to automated trash collec- tion. We look forward to fruitful discus- sions and the full development of a plan following." The news comes as Public Works Director Eric Earls is recommending that the city continue to enforce the current parking prohibition on sched- uled street sweeping and recycling days, despite a request from the City Council that all ticketing be suspended through the remainder of the sweeping season next month. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See TRASH, Page 13 PAWTUCKET – The West Avenue Fire Station 1, shut down last year due to numerous complaints about mold and its impact on the health of firefighters, remains closed with no prospects of a reopening. "The West Avenue Fire Station is currently indefinitely closed," said Wilder Arboleda, spokesman for Mayor Donald Grebien this week. The city has estimated that to address the issues at the fire station and get it up to code, it would likely cost more than $1.5 million, he said. Station 1 is now targeted to be absorbed into a planned new public safety complex, said Arboleda. The city is currently requesting bids from companies interested in planning and designing that new facility. "Bids are currently being reviewed as the city looks for a firm that will ultimately help with the design of the complex ..." said Arboleda. Those bids are expected by Oct. 11 at the By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Station 1 staying closed City looking to build new safety complex See STATION 1, Page 4 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 www.GeorgeMPrescottLaw.com No fee for initial consultation. Family Owned Since 1926 LIC. #RIMP882 Are you thinking about replacing your boiler? Before you sign on their dotted line, give us a call for a free estimate. We can beat or match any of our competitor's prices! $100 Off Any New Boiler or Tankless Water Heater • One Day Gas & Oil Burner Replacements • Same Day Gas & Electric Water Heater Replacements • Boiler Repairs & Maintenance • HVAC Service & Replacements • All Work Guaranteed Call NOW To Schedule Your Yearly Gas Boiler & Furnace Maintenance • Complete Heating Systems • Remodeling • Repairs • Water Heaters • Complete Sewage Ejector Systems for Basement Baths • Senior Citizen Discounts C. J. Nemes, Inc. Plumbing & Heating 24-Hour Emergency Service 769-4776 Master Plumber, R.I. #1911 Mass. #25011 Member of The Better Business Bureau Drain & Sewer Cleaning

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