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The North Providence Breeze 05-15-2019

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Marieville Neighborhood Partnership Secretary BETH GROSSI shares how the group wants to become a model for the whole town. She was speaking at the May 7 Town Council meeting, where the group presented its plans for their neighborhood. NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi is proposing an investment of another $800,000 or more into repaving local roads, an amount he says should cover more than 30 segments. The 2019 paving list, which is sub- ject to change if the town can save money and add some streets, is as follows: • Adams Street • Spicer Street • Gillen Avenue • Dodge Street/Morrill Lane • Shepard Avenue • Urban Avenue • Vincent Avenue • Wanda Court • Benjamin Drive • Clement Street • Olney Street to dead end • Dutchess Avenue • Rosewood Drive to Lexington Avenue • Taft Avenue to Mineral Spring Avenue • Tremont Street to Goldsmith Street • Lower end of Meadowview Boulevard • Rayna Road • Hickory Road • Twins Lane • Barrett Avenue • High Street • Peach Hill Avenue • Angell Avenue • End of Ferncrest Boulevard • Olney Avenue Town's 2019 repaving list released By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See REPAVING, Page 4 Lombardi, council commit to energized Marieville neighborhood group Mayor says he's making progress on neighborhood spaces NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials say the energy behind the fledgling Marieville Neighborhood Partnership is con- tagious and could make it a model for civic groups across town. Members of the group, attending the May 7 Town Council meet- ing, presented their plans for their neighborhood, with the center- piece being the requested purchase of a fenced-off and vacant National Grid property at 1 Charlotte St. and an abutting vacant building directly on Charles Street. Members said they envision a neighborhood park on the National Grid property and neighborhood activities and meetings happen- ing at the adjoining building, if acquired by the town. Lombardi had met with mem- bers of the group in his office on May 3. At that meeting he called the owner of the building, Arthur Russo, right in front of the group and got a commitment from him that he won't do anything with the By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See MARIEVILLE, Page 19 NORTH PROVIDENCE – In between performing eight Broadway shows each week, Mary Testa says she needs to find an outfit to wear to the 73rd Tony Awards next month. The North Providence native, whose career as an actress spans four decades, is nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her role as Aunt Eller in Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" "It's lovely. It's a wonderful honor," Testa told The North Providence Breeze. "Most of the people nominated are friends of mine … They're all wonderful peo- ple, great performers." She added that she's "not expecting anything." The Tonys, which honor excel- lence in live Broadway theater, will be broadcast from New York City on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 9, at 8 p.m. "Oklahoma!" is Testa's 12th Broadway show, and is currently playing at Circle in the Square Theatre eight times each week. She's been involved with the pro- duction, directed by Daniel Fish, NP native Testa is nominated for Tony Award By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com TESTA See TONY AWARD, Page 6 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE MAY 15-21, 2019 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.

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