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The North Providence Breeze 09-25-2019

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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NORTH PROVIDENCE – There was a good reason for the gridlock on Mineral Spring Avenue last Saturday morning, Sept. 21, as public officials and residents celebrated a watershed event with the opening of the new North Providence Public Safety Complex. Judge Frank Caprio, acting as emcee for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, called it a mag- nificent facility. He was one of several officials to praise the foresight of Mayor Charles Lombardi in advocating for this final product. The new safety complex is a hub that all public safety employees and town residents can be proud of, said Caprio. The complex, Lombardi told the crowd, provides citizens with the best possible public safety services for generations to come. Most importantly, it won't cost local taxpayers one penny. "There is no doubt in my mind that this public safety complex will be the envy of all other cities and towns," he said. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said Lombardi showed relentlessness and tenacity. "Literally, ladies and gentle- men, this is the house that Mayor Lombardi built," he said, By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON North Providence MAYOR CHARLES LOMBARDI addresses those gathered for the dedication and ribbon- cutting ceremony of the new Public Safety Complex on Saturday morning. Town celebrates historic day as safety complex opens NORTH PROVIDENCE – Developers of two housing projects that have gone through numer- ous iterations are back with newly revised propos- als. A new master plan for 24 housing units off Marconi Street and Tyler Street "represents a big improvement over its predecessor," said Town Planner David Westcott. "It has fewer proposed units and the buildings have been scaled down to fit better in the neigh- Revised plans come back for Marconi, Smith streets By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor Lot across from Lowe's expected to go commercial NORTH PROVIDENCE – Parishioners at St. Anthony Church are planning a celebration to match the accomplishment of 75 years serving the community. John Bonaventura, a lifelong North Providence resident, former longtime North Providence High School teacher and 50-year St. Anthony's member St. Anthony Church will celebrate 75th anniversary By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See COMPLEX, Page 18 See DEVELOPMENT, Page 17 See ST. ANTHONY, Page 16 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 1, 2019 Our Uplifting Environment and Special Approach to Alzheimer's and Dementia Care have created a Quality of Life You Simply Can't Get Anyplace Else. OPEN DAILY 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 JASWELL'S FARMSTAND & BAKERY Pick Your Own Pumpkins Assorted Fall Decorations Pick Your own DailY from 10 a.m.-4 P.m. or fresh PickeD APPLES • Our Own Fresh Pressed & pasteurized Apple Cider • Our Own Candy, Caramel, Chocolate & Caramel, and Gourmet Apples featured on Food network •Fresh Baked Pies, Pastries, AND MUCH MORE!! APPLE CIDER DONUTS! Weekend Concessions available: Hot APPLE CRISP, Apple Cider Donuts, DOUGHBOYS & MORE!

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