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The North Providence Breeze 05-16-2018

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8 NORTH PROVIDENCE MAY 16-22, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION Martone announces run for District 3 council seat NORTH PROVIDENCE – Democrat Mario Martone has announced his candidacy for the Town Council seat in District 3, cur- rently held by Council President Dino Autiello, who will run at-large. "While some might consider me a relatively new resident to North Providence, having purchased a home with my wife in the town in 2015, my ties to the town run wide and deep," said Martone in a release. "Besides my mother being raised in the town, I have numerous fam- ily members who have been lifelong residents of North Providence. My family and I never lost touch with the town, its people, its government and its needs." As a participant in youth sports growing up, Martone said he is proud to say he played and coached for North Providence East Little League and the North Providence Youth Soccer Association. He also participated in and supported CYO basketball for his parish, St. Anthony Church. He is currently an associate city solicitor in Providence, serves on the North Providence Zoning Board, and is legal counsel to the North Providence OPEB Board. "I look forward to utilizing the knowledge I have acquired and the experiences I have had in my legal career to make North Providence and even better place to live for its resi- dents," he said. If elected, he intends to focus on three main areas during the campaign and at the outset of his first term: Enhancing and promoting youth sports and facilities; enhancing the economic growth in town and doing what he can to make the town as attractive as possible to new business- es and new residents; and focusing on the elderly residents of the town, ensuring that officials provide seniors with the very best services and pro- gramming. Martone promised that, if elected, he will work his hardest for the resi- dents of the town and do what he can to address any concerns they have. Email mariofordistrict3@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer. MARTONE Catarina da Silva running for District 2 school board seat NORTH PROVIDENCE – Catarina da Silva announced she's running for the District 2 School Committee seat being vacated by Donald Cataldi. She said she has chosen North Providence to "give back and utilize my educa- tional knowledge and experience to improve our schools because this is where I live and where I have chosen to settle down and raise my family." Da Silva is principal of a middle school in Fall River, which she attended as a child, and said she has a proven track record of suc- cess in turning schools around. She previously taught in Providence and Boston public schools, and obtained her doctorate at New York University. She has served as a university professor in an educational leadership program and assumed the role of program direc- tor and liaison to an international leader- ship program. With more than 30 years of expe- rience in education, she said she understands the importance of effec- tive leadership to improving teach- ing and learning and what it takes to lead great and safe schools for all children, including her own. "Together, we can expand oppor- tunities to achieve for young learn- ers and leaders and contributing members of an ever-changing and diverse society," she said. "Together, we can work to make schools better, stronger, safer." DA SILVA Car wash to benefit NP middle school bands NORTH PROVIDENCE – This Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., a car wash will be held at North Providence High School to benefit the middle school bands. Donation is $5. Rain date is Sunday, May 20. FOP memorial ceremony Wednesday NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 13 will hold a memorial ceremony to honor fallen officers today, Wednesday, May 16, at 11 a.m. in front of police head- quarters, 1967 Mineral Spring Ave. Veterans invited to Q & A at Post 29 NORTH PROVIDENCE – A veterans question and answer session with the director of the Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs, Kasim Yarn, will be held on Tuesday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m., at the Dodge-Goulais Post 29, 1108 Charles St. Jain's Laundry LOWEST PRICE IN TOWN NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT LOCATED ON THE NORTH PROVIDENCE/JOHNSTON LINE 1 MILE FROM NORTH PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOOL Plaza 44 • 39 Putnam Pike, Johnston 231-7019 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. WASH • DRY • FOLD Drop Off Service only 69¢ per lb. Includes Softner, Bleach, Soap & Hangers Same Day Service & Music Learning Center 1530 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI – 401-353-3805 Orchestral Instruments Saxophones Trumpets Clarinets Violins Flutes Trombones Mandolins LESSONS FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS NOW ENROLLING for Summer Band Camp Be Part of a Real Band! VINTAGE GUITARS $20.00 PER LESSON All Instruments No Commitments! WE OFFER SHEET MUSIC ACCESSORIES GUITAR REPAIR REPAIRS FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS PUT MUSIC IN YOUR LIFE! GUITAR AMPS

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