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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-15-2017

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. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE NOVEMBER 15-21, 2017 BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY Army veteran BILL JUCKETT, of Lincoln, salutes the flag during the national anthem at the City of Pawtucket's Veterans Day Ceremony, held at the Veterans Memorial on Roosevelt Avenue last Saturday. See more photos on page 6. PAWTUCKET – Representatives for the Broad Street Regeneration Initiative last Thursday, Nov. 9, pre- sented new concepts for the intersec- tion of Broad Street, Goff Avenue and Exchange Street, part of a broad- er plan to create a safer and more functional Broad Street corridor. The gateway intersection requires "complicated interactions" between bikes and buses, said organizers of the project, so two possible concepts were presented for the intersection: • One shows a "floating" bus stop where the bikes travel behind it. • And the other shows a shared lane for bikes and buses, which could also become a bus-only lane with bikes diverted to another street. Another major priority for the intersection is to make crossing the street easier for pedestrians. One proposal involves timing the lights to stop traffic in every direction while pedestrians cross. Jillian Finkle, coordinator of the Broad Street Regeneration Initiative, said the intersection is a complicated one. The concepts presented last Thursday show what might be pos- sible at this intersection and others along the corridor, and were created based on feedback from a Broad Street survey conducted over the summer, said Finkle. Renderings re-imagine gateway intersection By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See INTERSECTION, Page 2 PAWTUCKET – Last Thursday morning, Nov. 9, hundreds of International Charter School stu- dents enjoyed an in-school breakfast, as they typically do on school-day mornings. State education officials say more Pawtucket students could be getting meals like this one, and they're urg- ing greater participation in the city. Educators visited ICS as part of a statewide tour to support the Rhode Island Breakfast Challenge, which aims to increase access to and partici- pation in statewide school breakfast programs. Money for school meals, covering both lunch and breakfast, comes from the federal government, said Sue AnderBois, Rhode Island director of food strategy. "It's fair to say that we're leaving (some of that) money on the table, and we'd like to bring that money to serve meals on the table to our kids," she said. Students at ICS have two breakfast options, either a plated or a brown- bag meal. A typical plated breakfast is a choice of cereal or baked fruit muffin, low-fat milk, orange juice, yogurt and applesauce; a bagged "Grab and Go" pre-packaged breakfast has a cheese stick, a Shri Officials: More students could be getting school breakfast By NANCY KIRSCH Valley Breeze Contributor See BREAKFAST, Page 4 PAWTUCKET – Over the week- end, Care New England informed all local emergency medical pro- viders, including the Pawtucket Fire Department, that due to the closure of the intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital, the facility will no longer be accepting patients. CNE also submitted an applica- tion with the state Department of Health for a reverse certificate of need to eliminate the emergency department and certain other ser- vices at Memorial Hospital. United Nurses and Allied Professionals general counsel Chris Callaci on Monday released a statement on the decision to shut down the ICU. "On Friday, Care New England officials notified Memorial Hospital medical staff that they were going to close the intensive care unit as of Monday (today)," he said. "CNE has also instructed first respond- ers not to transport patients to the Memorial emergency room and Memorial Hospital closes ICU By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See MEMORIAL, Page 32 Factory Certified Installer From roofs to windows Tabeley's has your needs covered 15 years of perfection Lic# RI 18045 MA REG. #172793 – Member RI TABELEY'S ROOFING 401-431-2816 See our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide magazine inside! NOVEMBER 15-21, 2017 Gift Guide magazine Published by Gift Guide 2017 Gift Guide 2017 Holiday The Valley Breeze & Observer, The North Providence Breeze & The Valley Breeze Pawtucket Edition GIFT-GUIDE-2017-80 Lise.indd 1 11/6/17 1:02 PM

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