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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 06-13-2018

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 13-19, 2018 PAWTUCKET 3 PAWTUCKET – The downtown area is seeing light at the end of the tunnel in the lengthy reconstruction of local bridges. The Division Street Bridge, which served as key detour route for trucks when the nearby I-95 Pawtucket River bridge was being rebuilt, is now completed, according to officials. City Councilor Albert Vitali Jr. and the City Council sent a letter to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation last Wednesday thank- ing the agency for following through on its promise to fix the stone bridge crossing the Seekonk River. Vitali previously asked for numerous assur- ances from RIDOT that the bridge would be restored following the years-long detour. The newly completed bridge is once again a beautiful asset along Pawtucket's riverfront, said Vitali. Both Division Street Bridge and the lighted Pawtucket River Bridge are located within sight of the Apex site, which is targeted for a possible future baseball stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox. Also within sight is the downtown Main Street bridge, which was also recently completed. A number of local I-95 overpasses were also reconstructed under the contract for the Pawtucket River Bridge, and the Pine Street Bridge, closed over the weekend for several months of restoration work, is one of the last area spans needing to be replaced. RIDOT spokesman Charles St. Martin said the Division Street Bridge was completed during the sec- ond week of May. It was done as part of a larger $8.8 million "Pawtucket area bridges" project. Work began in early 2017, and was expected to finish this sum- mer, so it's done early, he said. The project included some work, such as building a drainage basin for the nearby Pawtucket River Bridge, he said. Officials hail completion of Division Street Bridge By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY The restoration of the DIVISION STREET BRIDGE in Pawtucket was completed in the second week of May. PAWTUCKET – Police are look- ing into claims from city resident Ida Lima that one of her dogs died after officers refused to allow her to make a phone call following an arrest on a minor charge. According to a police statement provided to The Breeze, an officer has been in touch with Lima. "The department interviewed the officers involved when she was first detained at the police station," reads the statement. "When asked if she needed to make a phone call, Ms. Lima did not take the opportu- nity to do so." According to a post by Lima, con- firmed to be from her in a message to The Breeze, her 4-year-old dog Bullet died of heat stroke after being left on the balcony of her home on June 1. She claimed she "kept beg- ging the police at the station to allow me to make a phone call to my sister for her to take my dogs off of my balcony," but "they denied my request for hours." Police noted that there were two dogs on the porch, and one of the dogs is fine. Officials also reviewed video footage from the cell. "Unfortunately there is no audio," said police in their statement. "The investigating officer noted that she (Lima) was not showing signs of distress, and that there is a phone in the cell that connects to an opera- tor." Lima said she was too distraught to talk about the incident. She claimed in her post that police finally allowed her to make a phone call close to midnight on June 1, but at that point it was too late. She was discharged the next morning to find the dog lying dead on her balcony. She said she kept telling police that she needed to get the dog off her porch, but was ignored. Police said they will provide updates on the investigation as they become available. Temperatures reached near 80 degrees on June 1, according to weather websites. Police investigating incident after dog's death By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com SENIOR NEWS Senior Center will host summer celebration June 22 PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., will host a Summer Celebration Dance Party on Friday, June 22, at 12:30 p.m. Musical entertainment will be pro- vided by D.J. Joe Martini. He will be playing music from the oldies to present. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free to seniors ages 55 and older. For more information, call 401-728- 7582. 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