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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 01-08-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JANUARY 8-14, 2020 BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON JOE GODIN, of Pawtucket, removes ornaments from a Winter Wonderland tree at Slater Park on Sunday afternoon. The tree honored his wife Crissie's grandmother, Mary Lou Wylde. Joining in the process was daughter Mackenzi. See more photos on page 6. PAWTUCKET – A pair of devel- opment projects approved by the Pawtucket City Planning Commission last month would help create and retain some 80 jobs in the city. The projects include: • A 40,000-square-foot industrial building to function as the new home of M & G Trucking operations at 444 Narragansett Park Drive, keeping an estimated 40 jobs in the city as M & G plans a move from its School Street location; • And a 120,000-square-foot data storage and office building next to the former Building #19 at 0 Narragansett Park Drive, with acces- sory ground-mounted solar canopies, a project expected to bring another 40 jobs to the city. Assistant Director of Planning and Redevelopment Jay Rosa said the City Planning Commission approved both proposed development projects after a development plan review on Dec. 19. They are both subject to conditions, he said, or essentially the completion of final site engineering work and state permits. Both projects would be located near a major new lifestyle center from Carpionato off Narragansett Park Drive and Newport Avenue. That Two projects off Newport Avenue mean 80 jobs for Pawtucket By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See PROJECTS, Page 8 PAWTUCKET – City Councilor Elena Vasquez is getting support from five organizations in her bid to have a resolution placed on the Wednesday, Jan. 22 council agenda condemning comments previously made toward her by Councilor Mark Wildenhain. Council President David Moran, who previously said the matter would not be placed on a public agenda for discus- sion, said Monday that he's reviewing the request to have the resolution placed on the docket. He noted that the agenda doesn't need to be approved until Jan. 17. Vasquez said the five organiza- tions that have committed to send- ing letters of support to Moran on her behalf and in favor of allowing a vote on the resolution include the New Leaders Council Rhode Island, the R.I. Latino Political Action Committee, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Moran reviewing request to have Wildenhain matter on docket By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com VASQUEZ See VASQUEZ, Page 2 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. STARTING JANUARY 1, 2020 Opening a New Rhode Island Field Office 50 Division Street, Pawtucket, RI We're Committed to Rhode Island Business! US SolarWorks will be expanding to better serve our Northern Rhode Island Customers! 64 Water Street, Attleboro 508-226-8001 NEW - 50 Division Street, Pawtucket, RI Call Now . . . To Start Your Solar Project Recent 240 kw Project in Cumberland. A beautifully integrated rooop solar array on an old mill building for a high-end furniture manufacturer. Welcome to 1565 Douglas Avenue, North Providence, RI 401-353-5555 Fax: 401-353-4807 An Active Adult Community. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sat. & Sun. by appointment All of our Apartments include: •Air Conditioning •Heat, Hot Water & Gas Included •Pools, Tennis & Bocci Courts •Plenty of Parking •On-Site Laundry • Friendly On-Site Staff •Snow Removal! Douglas Apartments

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