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The North Providence Breeze 01-11-2017

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE As his wife, CAROL, holds a bible, North Providence Mayor CHARLES LOMBARDI is administered the oath of office by the Honorable FRANCIS X. FLAHERTY, justice, Rhode Island Supreme Court. The 2017 North Providence inauguration ceremony was held at North Providence High School on Sunday. Leaders sworn in; Lombardi pledges no tax increase Autiello re-elected council president NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi used the platform of his fourth inaugura- tion address on Sunday to announce that the town will go another year without a tax increase in 2017. "Our taxpayers have not had a tax increase in the last two years, and we will not have one next year," he said. Lombardi thanked all those who put their trust in him "to continue the progress we've achieved the last nine years," and he pledged to "work hard, smart, and fiscally responsible for all our town resi- dents." Lombardi's announcement of no tax increase came during a ceremony that saw officials hail North Providence's resurgence under the mayor who first took over in 2007. Numerous officials, including Providence Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio, Gov. Gina Raimondo, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, and Congressman David Cicilline, commended By ETHAN SHOREY Breeze Online News Editor See INAUGURATION, Page 4 NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town police had 10 cars towed and cited 14 residents overall during the first snowstorm under strict new parking rules last Saturday. Lt. John Anzivino said there were "fewer cars than usual" on the roads during the first snow ban of 2017 after Mayor Charles Lombardi told resi- dents, as reported in The Breeze last week, that officials would no longer be giving second chances to those flaunting the rules. In the four cases where residents were cited and not towed, the car owners came out when they saw that they were about to be towed, said Lombardi. Anzivino said at least some officers attempted to contact owners to move their cars even though they weren't required to. "By right, we can just go in there and tow them," he said. Anzivino said that Lombardi's edict that "we're just going to tow them" appeared to be effective in prevent- ing people from parking on the street, allowing plow drivers to remove snow quickly and efficiently. More cars were towed in this storm than the typical storm, he said. Public Works Director Bernie Police issue 14 tickets, tow 10 cars in first storm under new rules By ETHAN SHOREY Breeze Online News Editor See TICKETS, Page 3 THIN ICE AHEAD! Learn how to survive a fall through the ice. PAGE 12 ABANDONED MILLS Photographer captures essence of old mill buildings. LIVING A Valley Breeze Newspaper Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE FREE @ JANUARY 11-17, 2017 Like us on Follow us on Now Accepting New Patients Wellesley Medical Building 1515 Smith Street, Suite M, North Providence, RI 02911 Lombardi Medical Associates LLC A NTHONY J. L OMBARDI , J R , MD Internal Medicine 401-228-8775 Happy New Year! AS AN INVESTOR YOU DESERVE TO KNOW YOUR FEES Understand what they are, why they're there and how you might be able to lower them CALL TODAY FOR AN INVESTMENT FEE ANALYSIS 401-333-8000 We are an independent financial services firm helping individuals create retirement strategies using a variety of insurance and investment products to custom suit their needs and objectives. Investing involves risk, including the potential loss of principal. Investment Advisory Services offered through Global Financial Private Capital, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Insurance and Annuity product guarantees are subject to the claims-paying ability of the issuing company, and are not offered through Global Financial Private Capital. Are you looking Are you looking for a for a Check out the back Check out the back of our of our Classified section where Classified section where you'll find our advertisers' you'll find our advertisers' most current job offerings! most current job offerings!

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