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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 01-22-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JANUARY 22-28, 2020 BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY IAN WILD, 2, of Pawtucket, bags apples for his dad, TONY, at the Winter Farmers Market at The Hope Artiste Village last Saturday. Eighty vendors sell their locally grown products, including fruits and vegetables, fish, shellfish, meats, poultry, eggs, cheeses, breads and other baked goods at the market. See more photos on page 24. PAWTUCKET – The develop- ers behind a new luxury apartment complex connected to Hope Artiste Village are celebrating their grand opening today, Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m., with a speaking program and tour of the building and model units. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Village Lofts, located at 200 Esten Ave. in Pawtucket, is a way to thank local officials for their help in mobilizing the project, Michael Gazdacko, of developer Urban Smart Growth, told The Breeze. Requests for tours have been com- ing in every day, and it's been busy for what's not usually a busy renting season, he said. "The demand seems to be there." The five-story, approximately 140,000 square-foot mill complex contains 149 loft-style apartments, ranging from 500 to 1,800 square feet, and includes 60 to 65 storage units in the building, Gazdacko said. The approximately $39 million proj- ect previously received a nine-month extension from the City Council on the start of a 10-year tax treaty, to the end of December, after the develop- ment experienced some delays. All of the units are rentals and have open loft-style floor plans, so there are no walls dividing the bedroom, kitchen, Village Lofts open behind Hope Artiste Village By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer See LOFTS, Page 13 PAWTUCKET – Work on the reconstruction of Broad Street is set to begin this spring, but first the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will host a series of three meetings to get the public up to Broad Street meetings begin this week; construction starts on city end By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor PAWTUCKET – The cost of a burial in the city of Pawtucket will be going up if the City Council approves a request for a fee realignment at city-owned cemeteries. The request from the Department of Public Works, to be referred to the City Council's public works/cemetery Dying in Pawtucket could be getting more expensive By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See BROAD STREET, Page 9 See BURIALS, Page 9 Farm fresh in every season 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. 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 • • open house January 26th 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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