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Man shot in foot

July 23, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery after a man showed up at the hospital Tuesday afternoon with a gunshot wound to the foot, they said.
Marquis Hopper, 20, of Pawtucket, suffered a small-caliber bullet wound to the foot and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, said Major Arthur Martins. He is expected to be okay.

Central Falls to launch new back-to-school program

July 22, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – An unprecedented community collaborative to tackle truancy and chronic absenteeism in the city’s public schools kicks off next month and City Councilwoman and School Committee member Stephanie Gonzalez is leading the charge.
The idea for the Back to School campaign was hatched in the spring by the newly-formed Central Falls Alumni Association, which has partnered with the school district to reach out and involve school, community and municipal stakeholders, including School Superintendent Frances Gallo, Mayor James A. Diossa and Police Chief James J. Mendonca, to name a few.

Three firefighters hurt in Lincoln blaze

July 21, 2014

LINCOLN — A fire breaking out in a motor vehicle inside George’s Towing and Auto Repair at 25 North Crow Point Road Monday afternoon caused heavy damage to the metal commercial building and non-life threatening injuries to three local firefighters working to put it out.

Police Capt. Philip Gould said the department received a call from an employee at 25 North Crow Point Road reporting fire inside the building at 1:12 p.m.

“They were working on a vehicle inside the building and the vehicle caught fire,” Gould said.

Celebration, Colombian style in CF

July 20, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS — For Luis Munoz of Cumberland, Sunday was a special day for Colombians that should also be celebrated with members of the Colombian-American community.

“We are going to celebrate our independence day,” Munoz said as he and his wife, Andriana, and their daughter, Ashley, headed into the Colombian American Cultural Festival at the Higgins Avenue Recreational Complex on Sunday.

“Today is Colombia’s 204th Independence Day,” he said.

Immigration rhetoric intensifies

July 18, 2014

PROVIDENCE — Standing on the steps of the Statehouse, Terry Gorman told a small rally riday that if buses filled with immigrant children from Central America were rolling in Rhode Island, “I would lay down in front of those buses.”

As the three dozen or so protesters cheered and shouted “Me, too,” he added, “because I believe that would be the destruction of the state of Rhode Island.”

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