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The North Providence Breeze 11-07-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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2 NORTH PROVIDENCE NOVEMBER 7-13, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION town in the matter. A letter to the doctor from Building Official Ben Nascenzi noted that Farina had pulled a permit to demol- ish the building, and fencing was sub- sequently put up around it. Lombardi said he was somewhat dis- appointed by Monday's delay, saying he had been planning to give Farina 24 hours to demolish the building, but said he has no choice but to wait until Friday. The town has a low-bid con- tractor, J.R. Vinagro, lined up to take the building down at a cost of more than $30,000, said Lombardi, but will lien the property owner when that bill comes due. The mayor said he was previously assured by Mulhearn that Farina would sign a consent order to have the building torn down, but that never happened. Farina has been in a long-running feud with Lombardi and Town Council members over the condition of his building, and was previously denied a tax treaty in his efforts to redevelop the property. In July he commissioned a caricature painting of Lombardi sitting on a porcelain throne as the king of North Providence, a painting still in place today. Nascenzi's July 2 order to demol- ish the building cited a structural assessment done by Odeh Engineers detailing "localized failures" of the building's roof, which could eventually lead to a structural collapse. A second assessment from Ahlborg Engineers found "irreparable" conditions at Farina's building due to "severe neglect." Neighborhood residents have long complained about the appearance of Farina's building as well as safety haz- ards. FARINA From Page One The Breeze distributes 7,650 papers in North Providence every Wednesday? do you know? As part of the 7TH ANNUAL BLUE ACROSS RHODE ISLAND DAY OF SERVICE, employees from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island provided hands-on volunteer support to St. Mary's Home for Children, a non-profit agency offering comprehensive residential, educational and out-patient treatment programs for boys and girls traumatized by abuse or experiencing the chal- lenges of psychiatric disorders. Children in the Youth Council living at St. Mary's created a two-part plan to make St. Mary's their own, and BCBSRI volunteers worked to turn their vision into reality. Thirty-three BCBSRI volunteers and staff from St. Mary's Home for Children, one of 15 project sites across the state, executed the Youth Council's plan to create a Kids Safe Zone recreation space, and they will build vegetable garden beds on the 7-acre campus so children can grow and cultivate vegetables they will then use in nutritious meal preparation. FOPA plans Foxwoods holiday bus trip Dec. 1 NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence FOPA will sponsor a holiday bus trip to Foxwoods on Saturday, Dec. 1, but interested parties must RSVP on or before Saturday, Nov. 24. The bus will be leaving from Stop and Shop parking lot, 1128 Mineral Spring Ave., at 10:30 a.m. and will depart Foxwoods at 5 p.m. Price for the trip is $30 which includes a free buffet or $10 off a meal at any restaurant of your choice and $15 in tokens. This is a very popular trip. To reserve a seat, contact one of the following people: Bill Sherlock, 401-226-4172, John Bonaventura, 401-353-3588, Joanne Marini, 401-272-6644, Violett Gaynor, 401-727-0887, or Linda Culbertson, 401-353-6497. IN BRIEF Dr. Susanna Magee, OB/GYN | Dr. John Morton, OB/GYN Full Circle Health 401-767-1576 Dr. Patrick Nugent, GYN Maternal Child Health Center 401-597-5070 Willa Campbell and Grace Snell, Nurse Midwives RI Women's Health & Midwifery 401-597-5070

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