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The North Providence Breeze 08-07-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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New safety complex wrapping up within budget Facility goes live next Tuesday, with official opening Sept. 21 Just the facts, sir Children at the town's summer camp created their own little city on Monday. They set up a mock hospital, jail, police station, and more, including a local newspaper office. Above, 'Notte Breeze' reporter OSCAR CHEN, 7, of North Providence, interviews North Providence Police LT. MICHAEL TAVAROZZI for an exclusive story. See more photos on Pages 13, 14. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE NORTH PROVIDENCE – After several months of negotiations, the North Providence School Committee has voted to approve the North Providence Federation of Teachers Local 920 union contract agreement for 2019-2023. North Providence educators are up for a 1.6 percent raise in the first year of the contract. Chairman Frank Pallotta thanked the union for agreeing to that amount, noting that North Providence teachers are some of the lowest paid in the state. The agreement, which was ratified by both sides at the end of July, calls for 6.25 percent pay increases over the next three years. Supt. Joseph Goho said the goal of the contract was to "be mindful of the needs of the taxpayers and the needs Teachers get new contract By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See TEACHERS, Page 2 GOHO Inaugural Summer Concert Series set to begin at Meehan Overlook Ron Giorgio kicks off the series this Thursday NORTH PROVIDENCE – A schedule of events has been announced for the first Summer Concert Series at the new amphi- theater built next to the Meehan Overlook at Notte Park off Douglas Avenue, with more performances pos- sible in early September. Here is the list of free perfor- mances, according to a schedule pro- vided by Deputy Recreation Director Jeannie Vickers. • This Thursday, Aug. 8, Ron Giorgio will play from 6 to 8 p.m. in a show sponsored by the town of North Providence. • On Aug. 15, the World Premiere Band will play from 7 to 9 p.m. in a By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See CONCERTS, Page 2 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE AUGUST 7-13, 2019 NORTH PROVIDENCE – The new North Providence Public Safety Complex is being completed on bud- get and with a surplus of money left over from the $60 million the Police Department won through a settlement with Google in 2012. The ribbon won't officially be cut on the new complex at 1835 Mineral Spring Ave. until Sept. 21, said Chief of Police David Tikoian, but police and fire personnel are preparing to move from their current headquarters to the new facility this Friday, Aug. 9. The departments will go live at the new facility next Tuesday, Aug. 13, with all phone calls going there. "North Providence Police and Fire will be moving to 1835 Mineral Spring Ave., the home of the new North Providence Public Safety Complex," said Tikoian. "There's a lot of antici- pation, some excitement, people are eager." The phone number is not changing. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor 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 Serving Our Community The Law Office of Kenneth J. Amoriggi 984 Charles Street, North Providence, RI 401-722-3777 Personal Injury Family Law Landlord Tenant Law Immigration Labor & Employment Law Real Estate Law Debt Collection See COMPLEX, Page 9

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