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The North Providence Breeze 12-12-2018

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4 NORTH PROVIDENCE DECEMBER 12-18, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION Ethan Shorey When you get married and have children, inevitably there are sacri- fices to be made on family traditions. For me, Christmas Eve was always the highlight of my year growing up. Tons of presents at my Nannie and Grampy's house, as much eggnog and pizza as I could stuff down, and staying up until after midnight to play with my new stuff – all knowing that there was much more to come in the morning – made it the best night. Before my wife Mikaela and I were married in 2006, we decided that to avoid all controversy and heartache over who goes where and when: We would rotate holidays. One year, Thanksgiving and the second half of Christmas Day would be at one family's and Christmas Eve at the other's, and the next year everything would be reversed. One family would always have two of the holiday events. There was some discussion about celebrating certain parts of the holi- day at the same place every year, but my wife's own treasured memories related to her family's very different Christmas Eve tradition – a seven- course Italian dinner with fancy clothes and not so many presents – made that impossible. Twelve years later, the rotation is working like clockwork. I'll be the first to admit that I miss my child- hood tradition on the off-years, but I've developed a fondness for my wife's family Christmas Eve tradi- tion like I never imagined I would. Being away from my mom's side of the family also makes me treasure that event all the more when it does come up. I love the fact that my wife, who's always found my side's tradition a bit too informal, can make it more her own by bringing an antipasto to go with the pizza and dressing up for Christmas Eve just as she always does. TRADITIONS From Page 2 SHOREY firm whether he was appointed to the role. In an email to The Breeze, he said, "After much thoughtful delibera- tion and discussion with my family, I did decide to submit my application because I firmly believe there are many exciting things on the horizon in North Providence, and that the future of the town and the school department are very bright." Erardi said, until the meeting when the appointment is finalized, he could not share any additional information, including the name of the candidate selected to replace former Supt. Bridget Morisseau, who resigned ear- lier this year after using her school credit card for numerous personal pur- chases. Interim Supt. Robert O'Brien has been filling in. School Committee Clerk Steven Andreozzi echoed that the intent of the committee is to "have everything in place by Wednesday night's meet- ing." "We have a finalist for the position and we're in the process of negotiat- ing the details with the candidate," Andreozzi said. Select candidates were interviewed on Saturdays, Dec. 1 and 8. Goho is the Rhode Island Interscholastic League's 2018 Administrator of the Year and one of 12 volunteer members of the Principals' Committee on Athletics, charged with overseeing athletics to ensure equity and access to meaningful athletic experiences and opportunities. Goho has been principal of NPHS since 1999, beginning his career in Providence Public Schools as an English teacher in 1990. He became assistant principal of NPHS in 1998 and was promoted to principal the fol- lowing year, a role he has served for the last 19 years. When Melissa Goho, Joe's wife, was named principal of Lincoln's Lonsdale Elementary School in August, leaving Birchwood Middle School in North Providence, many locally saw it as a step toward Joe Goho becoming head of schools in the town where he's spent most of his career. Joe Goho serves as vice chairman of the Lincoln School Committee. He recused himself from his wife's appointment in Lincoln, and Lincoln Supt. Larry Filippelli previously said he expects him to avoid votes on any- thing having to do with his wife and her job. Goho's father, William Goho, lost a bid for Town Council against Pam Azar in the fall election. GOHO From Page One The Rotary Club of North Providence announces the addition of two new members, LEIDY JAMES, emergency services coordinator for Tri- County Community Action Agency, left, and KELLEY REZENDES, North Providence resi- dent and owner of Luscious Lengths, second from left. Third from left is LOUIS MARCIANO, Rotary membership chairman, and at right, BILL BEATINI, presi- dent of the Rotary 2018-2019. Rotary welcomes new members REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS EXTERMINATOR SERVICES The North Providence Housing Authority is requesting proposals to supply all labor, materials and equipment necessary for Exterminator Service, as needed at the Housing Authority properties until 2:30 p.m. on December 28, 2018 at the office of the Authority, located at 945 Charles Street, North Providence, Rhode Island 02904. Specifications are available at the office of the Authority, 945 Charles Street, North Providence, Rhode Island 02904, Monday thru Wednesday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The term of this contract is three (3) years, with a one (1) year option to renew, commencing January 1, 2019 through December 31 , 2021. Proposals will be accepted up to but no later than December 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. The Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities in the bidding if in the best interest of the Authority. AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER CAROL PONTARELLI, CHAIRMAN REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS WASTE REMOVAL SERVICES The North Providence Housing Authority is requesting proposals to supply all labor, materials and equipment necessary for Waste Removal Services, as needed at the Housing Authority properties until 2:30 p.m. on December 28, 2018 at the office of the Authority, located at 945 Charles Street, North Providence, Rhode Island 02904. Specifications are available at the office of the Authority, 945 Charles Street, North Providence, Rhode Island 02904, Monday thru Wednesday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The term of this contract is three (3) years, with a one (1) year option to renew, commencing January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021. Proposals will be accepted up to but no later than December 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. The Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities in the bidding if in the best interest of the Authority. AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER CAROL PONTARELLI, CHAIRMAN REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HOUSING QUALITY INSPECTOR The North Providence Housing Authority requires the services of a "Housing Quality Inspector" for the Housing Choice Voucher and VASH Voucher programs. Interested parties must have Experience in the Department of Housing and Urban Development Housing Quality Standards and State and local building codes. Resumes should be sent to the office of the North Providence Housing Authority, 945 Charles St, North Providence RI 02904, no later than December 28, 2018 by 2:30 p.m. A sample Form of Agreement is available Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. till 4:30 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. till 6:30 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. at 945 Charles St, The office of The North Providence Housing Authority. The term of this contract is three (3) years, with a one (1) year option to renew, commencing January 1, 2019 through December 31 , 2021. Proposals will be accepted up to but no later than December 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. The Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all resumes and to accept the resume it deems to be in the best interest of the Housing Authority. AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER CAROL PONTARELLI, CHAIRMAN The Woonsocket Housing Authority is requesting competitive sealed proposals for Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection Services on our leased housing in accordance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Housing Quality Standards 24 CFR982.401 regulations, the RI Housing Occupancy Code, Local Minimum Property Standards and applicable lead laws. Submission deadline: January 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Proposals are to be submitted in a sealed envelope marked "RFP- Section 8 HQS Inspections." Specifications are available at 679 Social Street, Woonsocket, RI between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and on-line at www. woonsockethousing.org under the Procurement heading. Questions regarding this bid may be directed to Susan Castrataro at 401-767-8062. Robert Moreau An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer TDD 1-800-745-6575 REQUEST FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES COMMERCIAL VAN FOR SALE YEAR 2001 86,051 MILES BEST OFFER Specifications are available at the office of the Authority, 945 Charles Street, North Providence, Rhode Island 02904, Monday thru Wednesday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bill Malloy 401-728-0930; x-102.

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