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The North Providence Breeze 11-07-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. NORTH PROVIDENCE – A District Court judge on Monday denied a request for an injunction in the ongoing case of whether an eye- sore building at one of the town's busi- est intersections should come down, postponing a decision to this Friday, Nov. 9. Judge Walter Gorman denied the request for an injunction, asking an attorney for Dr. Anthony Farina why the doctor previously failed to have anyone testify before the state hearing board in the matter. According to Mayor Charles Lombardi, Gorman indicated the chances are slim that he'll overturn the state board's decision, but the judge told representatives for the doctor that they can come back Friday at 10:30 a.m. to make a case through an engi- neer that the building can somehow be saved. Town officials contend that this is a matter of public safety, as portions of the deteriorating building could fall, but Gorman said this has been an issue for a while and he doesn't see another four days making a difference. Attorney Christopher Mulhearn did not return a call for comment Monday. The Breeze reported on Oct. 17 that the vacant building on the corner of Smithfield Road at 1840 Mineral Spring Ave., next to Farina's doctor's office at 1830 Mineral Spring Ave., would be torn down after the Rhode Island State Building Board and Standards Commission sided with the Judge delays decision on Farina building By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See FARINA, Page 2 VALLEY BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE DINO AUTIELLO thanks his supporters after winning the election over FRANCESCO MARTINELLI, 7,188 to 2,981. Standing on right is North Providence MAYOR CHARLES LOMBARDI. NORTH PROVIDENCE – Democrats maintained their grip on town government seats Tuesday, claiming victory in both the at-large race between incumbent Democratic Council President Dino Autiello and opponent Francesco "Porky" Martinelli, and the District 3 race between Democrat Mario Martone and Republican Brendan Snodgrass. Autiello had sought the at-large seat because of a desire to repre- sent all town residents as council president. He and Martone are childhood friends, and he supported Martone throughout the primary and general election campaigns. On a voting day that saw heavy rain much of the afternoon, the council president took home 70.1 percent of the vote against Martinelli, or 7,640 votes to 3,200 votes with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Martone has a slightly narrower win but still took District 3 with ease, securing 69.2 percent of the vote, or 2,539 votes, to 30.6 percent of the vote for Snodgrass, or 1,123 votes. Speaking at victory party head- quarters at 1527 Smith St., Autiello said he's thrilled to win, particularly after growing up in town. "We could have lived anywhere but we chose to live here. I have friends throughout the whole town and I look forward to representing all of them," he said. Martone thanked the voters of District 3. "I have to thank all my family, my friends that all helped out. It was a miserable day today and they all stood outside," he said. "And I Democrats Autiello, Martone storm to victory in council races By ETHAN SHOREY and KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Staff Writers See RACES, Page 10 Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE NOVEMBER 7-13, 2018 OUR UPLIFTING ENVIRONMENT AND SPECIAL APPROACH TO ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA CARE HAVE CREATED A QUALITY OF LIFE YOU SIMPLY CAN'T GET ANYPLACE ELSE. Lombardi Medical Associates LLC Wellesley Medical Building 1515 Smith Street, Suite M, North Providence, RI 02911 401-228-8775 Anthony J. Lombardi, Jr., MD Internal Medicine

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