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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 03-27-2019

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10 PAWTUCKET MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION Through the nonprofit's Torch Club, a leadership group for children ages 11 to 13, Hazard was exposed to public speaking. "At first it was nerve-wrack- ing, but when the day came to speak I really liked it," she said. "I realized there are so many things you can do and express by simply speaking up and showing that you care." Hazard served as president of the Torch Club as a preteen, and has served as president of the Keystone Club – the organization's leadership development group for people ages 14 to 18 – for the past two years. Among the activities she engages in through Keystone, Hazard helps plan events at the club, participates in city cleanups and assists at local soup kitchens. "I feel like I'm setting a good exam- ple for my younger siblings, showing them how to focus in school and teach- ing them that helping out at the Boys & Girls Club can help get you to other places," she said. "I would never have this if I stayed at home." Hazard can be found at the club daily. "I'm probably there more than my own house," she said. "When I walk in, I feel like I belong there and can be myself. The staff asks about my day … we're a big family. It's really nice." Hazard, who will speak as a can- didate for R.I. Youth of the Year on April 9, also expects to hear back in April from the Running Start program, a dual enrollment program that allows students to enroll in college courses during their senior year of high school. Hazard hopes to attend Howard University and ultimately establish a career in dermatology. YOUTH From Page 7 PAWTUCKET – Beginning March 30, Shri Yoga's new home studio will be inside the Hope Artiste Village, moving from its current location at the Armory on Exchange Street. As a values-based organization, says owner Alison Bologna, Shri recog- nizes that this new space will not only offer a larger practice area in a more vibrant community, as Hope Artiste is home to more than 120 local busi- nesses all year, but the space also aligns with Shri's larger revitalization goals "in our great city." City officials said this week that Shri has been a valuable commu- nity partner to the city, particularly through the organization's non- profit arm. It provides free services through classes to senior citizens and 8,500 students every year statewide "with a home strongly rooted in Pawtucket," said Wilder Arboleda, spokesman for Mayor Donald Grebien, in a statement. Shri is currently working on anoth- er project that partly centers around a larger strategic plan with the city that will be rolled out within the next few months, said Arboleda. "We look forward to continuing our partnership with Shri for many years to come," he said. Bologna, in an email to members, also noted that broader initiative, saying part of this move centers "around a larger strategic plan with the city, which will become public in the coming months." Moving to the Hope Artiste Village, with support from its man- agement, will make those plans a reality in 2020 or 2021, she said. To avoid any stress for Shri stu- dents with such relatively short notice, Bologna is assuring them that there will be no disruption to the existing class schedule, and staff is working to best support everyone. Bologna, a morning anchor for NBC 10 who opened Shri Yoga in the downtown's McDevitt Building back in 2010, later moving it to the Armory, has had goals of health, community, and urban revitalization since the beginning. The new space at Hope Artiste, 1005 Main St., offers updated light- ing, a larger practice area, open floor plan, an engaged community setting, a flexible situation for the company's long-term goals (to be announced), closer proximity to the Shri Bark bakery, direct and same-floor access for large groups, a centralized location for Providence partners, and direct access for handi- capped vans. Shri move to Hope Artiste hints at coming initiative By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com The new SHRI YOGA space at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. THE WEEK THAT WAS Dejesus to serve 21 years in killing of Contreras Police on Monday announced that Alexander Dejesus, 25, of 68 Cote Ave., Chicopee, Mass., pleaded guilty to the September 2016 shooting death of Dylan Contreras in Pawtucket. Dejesus pleaded down to a man- slaughter charge and was given a 40-year sentence with 21 years to serve, according to Pawtucket police. Dejesus was charged in January of 2018 with the murder after Pawtucket Detectives Raymond Doran and Susan Cormier conducted a year-long investigation. At around 2:15 a.m. on Sept. 24, 2016, officers were dispatched to Underwood Street for a report of a car striking a tree. Officers saw that a blue BMW had struck the tree in front of 66 Underwood St. The driver, Contreras, was transported from the scene to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Contreras was found to have sustained two gunshot wounds to the head. Dejesus was indicted by a grand jury in December of 2017 and arrested by the Chicopee Police Department. He was originally charged with murder, possession of a firearm without a license, and using a firearm while committing a crime of violence. Soares indicted on murder charges The Statewide Grand Jury last week indicted Michael Soares, the 33-year-old Pawtucket man exposed last month as the suspect in the 2013 killing of 66-year-old John "Jack Fay in Warwick City Park, on one count of mur- der. The March 18 indictment alleges that the act occurred sometime on May 17, 2013. The Warwick Police Department conducted the investigation. Soares was identified using links through DNA testing after an exhaus- tive investigation. Heis currently being held without bail at the ACI and is scheduled to be arraigned on April 11 in Kent County Superior Court. 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