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The North Providence Breeze 01-27-2021

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Calls for zoning change after undersized lot debacle BREEZE PHOTOS BY CHARLES LAWRENCE North Providence MAYOR CHARLES LOMBARDI, left, and North Providence Director of Public Buildings JAMES FUOROLI inspect the newly-constructed boat house at Notte Park, which will be used by students in middle and high schools studying in the Marine Trades Program. The new BOAT HOUSE at Notte Park, at right was constructed using a $180,000 grant from the Champlin Foundation of Cranston. NORTH PROVIDENCE – The owners of Centredale Revival have been allowed to reopen following a hubbub over the restaurant ignoring certain COVID-19 rules. Town officials last week delivered rebukes to the owners, particularly over the way town police officers were locked out of the restaurant on multiple occasions, calling such moves "unacceptable." After holding a hearing last week at the request of Chief Arthur Martins, the Town Council sum- moned the owners of Centredale Revival for a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26, to discuss the res- taurant's liquor license. The Duke Kitchen & Spirits was also on the docket for liquor license review after recent instances of not letting police and health inspectors in. Also at Tuesday's meeting, the council was to consider approval Centredale Revival allowed to reopen; officials deliver rebuke By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor NORTH PROVIDENCE – Melanie Grossi knows firsthand how the results of intensive research can change one's life, but also understands based on personal experience that so many more breakthroughs still need to happen. Grossi, of North Providence, spends 20 to 22 days each month dealing with the pain of migraine, and while that might seem too much for anyone to handle, it's down from 27 to 28 days each month before she started taking one of the injectable drugs block- ing calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) proteins. That treatment came after years of trying different solutions, including botox and medication for Alzheimer's, to see what would stick. "Getting five or six days back a NP woman shares painful migraine journey, says research is needed By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See CENTREDALE, Page 2 Newest park building in ship-shape See MIGRAINE, Page 4 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2021 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE JANUARY 27-FEBRUARY 1, 2021 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 2021-2022 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 • • JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR AT SCSRI.ORG CALL FOR A PERSONAL TOUR Patriot auto Glass When Quality, Safety and Service Counts Mobile and In-Shop Service Available Call for Details Experts Rock Chip Repair Specialist Insurance Company Approved NGA Certified Technicians Lifetime Warranty 401-231-4100 or 401-467-2777 433 George Waterman Road, Johnston, RI 02919 NORTH PROVIDENCE – A proposal for a new home on a 3,800-square-foot lot on High Service Avenue has some town officials com- paring it to a previous ill-fated attempt to build a home on an undersized lot on North Elmore Avenue. Others, however, say there's no comparison between these two projects. The Planning Board last week unanimously recommended that the Zoning Board approve left side vari- ance of 10 feet and right side vari- ance of 5 feet for the home at 0 High Service Ave. Abutters of the project proposed by Bukky Olukoga, including Town Council President Dino Autiello, are opposed to the project. Autiello, who's hired an attorney to represent him and other neighbors, said the town's zoning laws aren't working to protect the open space that's left, often ignor- ing the rule for a minimum 8,000 square feet for a house lot. "If this is going to be built, we might as well get rid of all the zoning laws in the town," he said. "Why even have zoning laws?" By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See ZONING, Page 10

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