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The North Providence Breeze 02-17-2021

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BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON GRACE WALSH, 6, of North Providence, has some fun on the ice over Wenscott Reservoir last Saturday. See related photo on page 22. Slipping and sliding NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town's police pension fund last year gained more than 10 percent, or $4.7 million, says Mayor Charles Lombardi, a huge year for a fund that was once in tatters. The Breeze reported back in September 2013 that the town's injection of $20.6 million from the Police Department's $60 million winnings in a settlement with Google a year earlier had pushed the fund to more than 95 percent funded. Police pension fund has a big 2020 By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See PENSION, Page 21 Signs support AJ School holding district-wide fundraiser NORTH PROVIDENCE – About 20 signs supporting AJ Quetta, purchased through Mayor Charles Lombardi's holiday gala fund, have been placed around town, including at Town Hall and North Providence High School. The signs say "North Providence, a community that cares. AJ's Army. Get well soon. "We just want them to know that all residents of town are soldiers in AJ's army for a full recovery," said Lombardi. "We needed to let this family know that North Providence is a community that cares." The mayor told The Breeze his daughter also had the idea to have window signs made for businesses. By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See SUPPORT, Page 21 NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town will host its first vaccination clinic for senior residents this Friday, Feb. 19, at the North Providence High School cafeteria, working off a list of residents age 75 and older compiled in Town Hall and at the North Providence Mancini Center. Mayor Charles Lombardi said he expects quite a number of people to come off the waiting list before Friday after hearing that many have been able to get COVID-19 vac- cines through CVS or Walgreens. The town's clinics will be in the form of a closed pod, meaning residents must sign up on the town website in advance and the events will only be accessible to specific lists of people. The first four clinics, all to be held at NPHS, 1828 Mineral Spring Ave., are: • Friday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Town vaccination clinics start Friday By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See CLINICS, Page 22 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2021 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE FEBRUARY 17-23, 2021 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. NEW! Pay only $10 for ads for Items for Sale valued at $200 or less. 3 weeks, only $25. Visit valleybreeze.com, or call 334-9555 weekdays. Deadline, Tuesday at Noon. Looking to Sell Your Stuff? Let us help.

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