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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 07-15-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JULY 15-21, 2020 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Enjoying the cool lake breeze at Slater Park on a hot summer day on July 5, are ALYSSA DONER and JOHN-PAUL SAGGAL, both of Pawtucket. They say they have been enjoying Slater Park together every year for the past four years. PAWTUCKET – The city's down- town area is fast becoming a hub for Black-owned businesses, and Leslie Moore, now set to be the area's larg- est property owner, is leading the way. Moore confirmed this week that she and a group of investors are near- ing the finish line on the purchase of 217 Main St. and 25 Maple St., the former home of Narragansett Bay Insurance Company, and the pur- chase would give her an ownership stake in six downtown businesses, up from four currently. The developer and entrepreneur opened the Still on Main mini-mall across from 217 Main St. last year. There are now some 40 tenants doing business in her Pawtucket buildings. Along with Moore, two other major investors in the pending purchase of the former NBIC property include the Dream Collaborative, an architec- ture firm in Boston, and the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Providence. There are also three other investors set to be part of a new LLC, she said. Moore said she's really excited to Group prepared to buy Main Street buildings By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See MAIN STREET, Page 8 PAWTUCKET – Public Works Director Eric Earls says the city will work with waste service pro- vider MTG Disposal to make sure the new trash totes coming online through a new automated collec- tion program on Aug. 11 are all collected each week. City Councilor Mike Araujo said last week that he's concerned about how the program will be handled, particularly in areas with tenement homes when cars are parked on the street. Araujo, of 328 Pawtucket Ave., said his family will be able to put its cart on the side street, Clyde Street, but he's concerned about missed pickups throughout the city causing bins to then be overfilled and more issues with unsanitary conditions and rodents to be created. Councilor Mark Wildenhain Earls on new trash program: Two-person crews might be needed By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See TRASH, Page 6 PAWTUCKET – Weekly tickets handed out to drivers running red lights while under the watchful lenses of city cameras have increased sever- al times over since eight new cameras came online June 15. Three cameras went live on March Red-light camera tickets boom as locations added By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See TICKETS, Page 9 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. Family Owned Since 1926 $100 Off New Gas Boiler or Furnace LIC. #RIMP882 • One Day Gas & Oil Boiler Replacements • Same Day Gas & Electric Water Heater Replacements • Boiler Repairs & Maintenance • HVAC Service & Replacements • All Work Guaranteed Call NOW to get your AC Service Ready for Summer. lS Maintenance Co., Landscape Division Tel. 401.726.2077 E-Mail: LANDSCAPING HARDSCAPING •Lawn Maintenance •Yard Cleaning •Mulching •Planting •Seeding •Landscape Timbers •Playground Fiber •Concrete •Patios •Walkways •Pool Decks •Stone Walls •Brick •Driveways and much more

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