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The North Providence Breeze 05-08-2019

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BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Allendale Baptist Church PASTOR MICHAEL MERCIER helps two of his 4-year-old triplets, AUTUMN MERCIER, left, and GABRIELLE MERCIER, cut their food during last Saturday's May Breakfast at the church. See more photos on Page 6. May Breakfast is served Proposed tax increase projected at 90 cents For many, car tax relief more than makes up for it, says mayor NORTH PROVIDENCE – Owners of residential and commercial properties in town would see a 90-cent increase on local tax rates under Mayor Charles Lombardi's proposed budget for 2019- 2020. If not for a new $8.1 million pay- ment to go toward a school bond, said Lombardi, "we most certainly would By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See TAX RATE, Page 4 Ahlborg 5K hits town's streets Memorial Day Inaugural 3.1-mile race starts at noon, followed by parade NORTH PROVIDENCE – It's been 17 years since a three-day weekend in North Providence was capped by a 5K road race for run- ners and walkers, but that's going to change on Memorial Day weekend. The inaugural North Providence Ahlborg Memorial Day 5K will take place on Monday, May 27, at noon near the RE/MAX offices on 1417 Douglas Ave., an hour before the start of the town's annual Memorial Day parade. The new 3.1-mile race has been the buzz in the running commu- nity and has plenty of folks excited about it around town, from Mayor Charles Lombardi to the race direc- tor, who is a familiar face on the region's road racing circuit, Charlie Breagy. "The goal of the 5K is to have the residents of North Providence and all around Rhode Island visit North Providence for a full day of By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Editor sports@valleybreeze.com See 5K, Page 12 NORTH PROVIDENCE – Jarrod Tillinghast knows a thing or two about finding the winning combination in the boxing ring, and the champion boxer with an entrepreneurial streak says his new Legendary Boxing and Fitness on Smith Street has the makings of being another knockout. Tillinghast has spared no detail as he's built out his new boxing busi- ness. He said it will be quite a sight for passing drivers to look in through the glass windows to see an actual boxing ring in the shadow of where Rocky Marciano once fought across the street. "It's a throwback," he says of his idea to develop a boxing gym at 2051 Smith St., in a space previously occu- pied by a small workout gym. "It's about to be legendary." Tillinghast and Dean Antonelli are co-owners of the new gym, with a grand opening planned for Saturday, May 18, starting at noon. Patriots cheerleaders will be on hand that day as part of the celebration, a free, community-wide event featuring a ceremonial ribbon-cutting along with giveaways, activities, demonstrations and more. Antonelli helped create, design and With new boxing gym, Tillinghast looks to be legendary By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See BOXING, Page 8 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE MAY 8-14, 2019 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 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 Expires May 31, 2019. Valid at North Providence location only. FREE Small Coffee Iced or Hot 401-421-2222 1480 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence Mon. - Fri. 5:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 6 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 6 a.m.-3 p.m. See our Senior Living Guide inside! See our Senior Living © ADOBE STOCK Senior Living ©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. published by Senior Living Guide

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