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The North Providence Breeze 09-13-2017

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials are moving to evict the operators of the Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center. In a letter hand- delivered to mem- bers of the senior center's board of directors last Friday, Sept. 8, Mayor Charles Lombardi notified the board that it was no longer abiding by the terms of its lease with the town after essentially shutting down services last week. "We understand that you have previously laid off your employees, and have now ceased operations, and have been advised by the Department of Elderly Affairs that you will no longer be entrusted with the responsibility of providing daily meal service for our seniors," he wrote. The town is giving the nonprofit agency until this Friday, Sept. 15, to remove "any and all property belonging to your organization, and otherwise completely vacate the premises," wrote Lombardi. Any property remaining after Friday will be presumed abandoned and will be disposed of accordingly, he said. To the extent that there are any damages to the property, town offi- cials will advise the senior center By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY ELLIE O'CONNELL, 7, celebrates after scoring a goal for her U8 Revolution team at opening day for North Providence Youth Soccer. The festivi- ties were held at the Ricci School Soccer Complex last Saturday. See more photos on Page 19. New chief adjusting to life as head of North Providence Police Department NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Police Department still has 16 "high-risk" items unac- counted for from its evidence rooms, says new Chief David Tikoian, but none of the items have compromised a case and none are believed to be missing due to wrongdoing. "I don't think it's anything nefari- ous," he said. Though there were previous news reports that a gun was among the missing items, Tikoian said he's pleased to say that no firearms have been lost. One firearm magazine is still unaccounted for, according to the department's tracking system, he said. Though the magazine was listed as a firearm, police believe it was destroyed with the gun it came from. There are still approximately 100 items unaccounted for following a summer inventory of the thousands of items in the evidence room. Those items, which have "zero or little value," according to the new chief, include a Taco Bell cup and a lug nut from a car. Tikoian said ensuring the integrity By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Score! See SENIOR CENTER, Page 6 See EVIDENCE, Page 2 Senior meals have been temporarily moved to the new recreation building at Camp Meehan/Notte Park as of Monday, said Mayor Lombardi. LOMBARDI Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2017 401-228-8775 401-228-8775 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 Heritage Podiatry, Inc. Fam ily Foot Care Specializing in general, diabetic and elder foot care Robert V. Riccitelli, DPM Form erly affiliated w ith M assachu setts General Hosp ital and Harvard M edical School Accep ting all insu rances Call Today for you r ap p ointm ent 1801 Sm ith Street North Providence, RI 02911 401-830-5661 5 M oney Hill Road Chepachet, RI 02814 401-567-9288 Now Accepting New Patients Town orders operators of shuttered senior center to leave by Friday Tikoian: No cases compromised by lost evidence

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