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The North Providence Breeze 07-10-2019

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JULY 10-16, 2019 NORTH PROVIDENCE 19 Providence High School, the safety complex will provide both police and fire personnel a state-of-the-art head- quarters in the center of town. Construction began in May of last year, and the cost of the project is expected to be approximately $28 million, paid for from the depart- ment's $60 million in Google win- nings from 2012. Town officials continue to meet biweekly with Ahlborg Construction and architect RGB, Tikoian said. Currently, building systems are being connected, tied in and tested, to include safety and security access controls, the chief said. The plumbing system has been flushed, adjusted and is operational. All front glazing and ballistic curtain wall system are 100 percent installed, the exterior gray aluminum cladding is 90 percent complete, exterior car- bon fiber panel cladding is 99 percent finished, and interior carpentry and finishes are 93 percent complete, he said. Interior walls have been painted, ceiling tiles and lighting fixtures are nearly complete, and the flooring on the second level of the complex, which includes tile and carpeting, is finished. Rooms on the second floor are being cleaned and readied for move in. Interior casework, locker room systems and cabinetry is 98 percent complete, and installation of doors and door hardware is approximately 94 percent complete. The emergency generator systems have been started and tested under load for function. Building furniture has been ordered and is expected to arrive on site with- in the next two weeks, Tikoian said. Outside, the final exterior grading of planting areas, and the placing of loam and seed has begun, he said. Landscaping and placement of trees and plantings for the site is ongoing, with many have already been com- pleted. Installation of concrete sidewalks, the setting of granite curb and final concrete paving work is 99 percent complete. The rear parking lot of the complex is scheduled to be paved within the next several weeks, weather permit- ting. Due to excessive rain over the past month, site work for paving, curbing and sidewalks was delayed somewhat, the chief said. The project remains within budget and on schedule, he said. In 2012, the department received a $60 million settlement after one of their detectives served on a task force that investigated Google over illegal online advertising practices. Aside from the new public safety complex, the department has spent Google funds on new cars, a substation, new school resource officers, new equip- ment and training, and other items. Workers pour new sidewalks Monday outside the new NORTH PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX on Mineral Spring Avenue. The project is nearing completion. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE COMPLEX From Page One honest, for me as well." Something else other than the monument could be put in the rotary, she said, perhaps a tree, an artistic sculpture, a monument from a recent war, a statue, or some other beautification "could be cho- sen to enhance the revitalization of Centredale." From preceding page This is how the WORLD WAR ONE MONUMENT appeared back in the 1920s, large weaponry included. In your time of need, The North Providence Breeze will print your loved one's full obituary for a small charge. The paper also places the obituary on our Web site, valleybreeze.com, as soon as it is provided to us by your family's funeral director. Notification to friends and neighbors is also made weekdays on WOON-AM radio announcements. Should you desire our services, kindly inform your funeral director. The full charge is $90, or $125 for lengthy obituaries, in the edition of your choice. You may place the obituary in any of our other editions for $50 each. Thank you. OBITUARIES Stefano Charles Marsella, Jr. (Stephen) age 64, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Hopkins Manor with his heartbroken sister by his bedside. Stephen lived in North Providence most of his adult life with a short residence in Anaheim, California during his childhood, when his family moved to the west coast. He worked in the jewelry business as a plater in his early 20's and also as a tile setter for years, but this true passion was the music business. He joined several local bands playing different types of guitars such as bass, electric and acoustic. He was left-handed by nature but played both right-handed and left-handed instruments. He was a self-taught piano player. Being an avid "BEATLE" fan he could play just about every song they wrote. He enjoyed watching professional sports including boxing, baseball and football. He was the son of Stephen Marsella and the late Florence (Dionisi) Marsella. He is also survived by his two children, a son Stephen Marsella and his wife Dr. Sandra Motta, a daughter Stacy Almeida and her husband John, along with granddaughter Skyla Almeida, his sister, Gail Vartian and her husband, Paul, and his nephews Edward and Kevin Vartian. He leaves behind a devoted cousin, Debra Marsella, who was continuously by his side throughout his life. A memorial mass will be held on Sunday, August 4th (his birthday) at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church on Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence at 10:00 am.

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