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The North Providence Breeze 01-22-2020

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BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Members of the NORTH PROVIDENCE MAYOR'S YOUTH COMMISSION place stickers on alcoholic products at Delta Wine and More on Smith Street in North Providence last Tuesday, Jan. 14, warning adults not to provide liquor to underage children. It's part of a statewide campaign to create awareness of the dangers of alcohol to those under 21. From left, are RATHA SEN, adolescent school and reproduction specialist from the R.I. Department of Health; TAMAREI CHERRY, North Providence High School student; CAMILA PINHEIRO, North Providence High School student; JEANNIE VICKERS, adviser to the Youth Commission; VICTORIA WRAGE, North Providence High School student and youth commissioner co-chair; NICHOLAS CARBONE, North Providence High School student and youth commission co-chair; VLORDRIK BURHOE, North Providence High School student and youth commission co-chair; Bobby Machado, Meehan Overlook manager; and kneeling in front, Clarke Nichols, assistant manager at Delta Wine and More. See more photos on Page 11. Sticklers for alcohol awareness Zoners: Typo helped lead to approval of North Elmore home Lombardi calls 2019 vote to approve a 'travesty' NORTH PROVIDENCE – Zoning Board of Review members last week said a typo stating that the Planning Board had recommended approval of a home on North Elmore Avenue, when in fact that board had strongly recommended against it, helped lead to approval of the project last year. Mayor Charles Lombardi called the series of events leading to the Zoning Board's approval of a North Elmore Avenue house project a By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See TRAVESTY, Page 4 Cause of Mazey's fire accidental; exact origin unknown NORTH PROVIDENCE – The cause of a fire at Mazey's Restaurant in Centredale last Friday afternoon appeared to be accidental in nature, said Battalion Chief John Horan, who serves as the town's fire marshal, and it started due to "dis- carded smoking materials." According to Horan, it may never be known whether the fire origi- nated behind Mazey's or behind Masala Indian and Pakistani Cuisine next door. Unless officials are able to obtain video footage of some kind on who threw the cigarette, he said, it appears impossible to say who started it. If the fire did start behind Masala, it quickly spread next door due to high winds, he said. Masala sustained some smoke and water damage, while Mazey's was hit with much heavier damage. All officials were in agreement that there was a significant silver lining here in that no one was significantly hurt. A resident of the apartments above Masala was treated for smoke inhalation, and a police officer was transported to the By ETHAN SHOREY and LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writers Owner says building can be saved See MAZEY'S, Page 2 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE JANUARY 22-28, 2020 Does your child like? Robotics • Google Chromebooks Up to date computer room with fiber optic technology Wireless technology throughout the school Strings and Instrumental Music Chorus • Drama • Smartboards • Sports Saint CeCilia SChool Celebrating over 100 years of Catholic education! Then St. Cecilia School is the only school for you! Accepting Registrations for 2020-2021 Pre-K - Grade 8 Where morals and values meet academic excellence Extended Care is available 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 755 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 401-723-9463 • www.scsri.org • mtetzner@scsri.org open house January 26th 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Expires January 29, 2020. Valid at North Providence location only. FREE Small Coffee Iced or Hot 401-421-2222 1480 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence Mon. - Fri. 5:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 6 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

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