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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 05-08-2019

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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE MAY 8-14, 2019 PAWTUCKET – The Grant, located at 250 Main St., has landed a series of new tenants in its bid to fulfull its slogan of being a place to "eat, shop and vibe." Mel Moore, owner of Properties and Moore and property manager at the Main Street building, said new tenants all meet the goal of making this building an experien- tial shopping , eating and service Bids coming in for Greenhalgh House in Quality Hill By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Budget calls for 76-cent increase for homeowners Grebien says it makes all the right investments, with no frills attached By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com The Grant filling up with tenants ahead of summer opening By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See THE GRANT, Page 13 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE MCKENNA MARE, a 5th-grader at Fallon Memorial Elementary School in Pawtucket, is one of 18 girls running in a Girls on the Run 5K practice on Thursday, May 2, getting ready for the state-wide 5K run on May 19 at Colt State Park. Coach Salvina Guarnieri says the Girls on the Run race is about building self-esteem, friendship and celebrating their uniqueness. See more photos on page 8. PAWTUCKET - The listing agent for the George T. Greenhalgh House, one of Quality Hill's most recogniz- able landmarks at 140 Walcott St., says she's seeing plenty of interest in the property and has multiple bids on it. Julie Chalue, of New England Properties, said there is one bid mov- ing toward being finalized, another also submitted, and multiple other potential bidders who have said they'd like to throw their hat in the ring if other bids fall through. Chalue said she originally reached out to the local Pawtucket historic preservation groups about the home being for sale last month and credited that outreach for the increased inter- est. It doesn't appear likely that the house will fetch the full asking price of $485,000, said Chalue. "I think that would be a stretch," she said. "It's in beautiful shape his- torically but needs a lot of updating." Bids coming in are very competitive, she said. Anyone who's attended St. Raphael Academy, the Pawtucket St. Patrick's Parade, the Greek Festival, or who PAWTUCKET -A proposed prop- erty tax increase in Mayor Donald Grebien's proposed 2019-2020 budget will fund the basics of what the city should be doing, says the administra- tion, with no ''flashy programs'' to be found. The $131.84 million budget set to go to the City Council for consid eration would mean an annual tax increase for the owner of an aver- age home valued at $168,000 of $127.68. The residential rate would increase by 76 cents, from $20.13 per $1,000 of assessed value to $20.89. On the commercial property side, the increase would be more than $1, from $33.21 to $34.47. The budget, said Director of Administration Dylan Zelazo and Finance Director Joanna L'Heureux, reflects the smallest increase in both dollars and percentage of any of the past five years. Grebien said he takes his respon- sibility to protect taxpayers and provide services to residents very seriously. ''This is a bare-bones budget, and See GREENHALGH, Page 12 See BUDGET, Page 4 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. Ricard Jewelers Established 1985 Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 555 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI (401) 725-3680 FREE LAYAWAY Pawtucket's #1 Jeweler for Price, Service and Selection WATCH & JEWELRY REPAIR Make Mom's Day Special! Photograve Pendants Starting at $ 99 in Sterling Silver Also available in 14K Gold and White Gold (chain not included) 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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