Easter Egg Hunt Moved to Saturday, April 20th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Indoors at Meehan Overlook

UPDATE: DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER THE EASTER EGG HUNT FESTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE INDOORS AT THE MEEHAN BUILDING

COME AND HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH THE EASTER BUNNY, AND WIN PRIZES!!!

Due to the weather forecast for Saturday the 13th we have decided to move the egg hunt to the advertised rain date, which is Saturday April 20th, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon.
 
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              HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR
                 SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ,2019
                         10:00 am – 12:00 pm
                  GOVERNOR NOTTE PARK

Yard Waste Collection Starts April 1st

ATTENTION NORTH PROVIDENCE RESIDENTS
SPRING CLEAN UP PROGRAM STARTS APRIL 1, 2019

APRIL 1, 2019 THRU DECEMBER 15, 2019 WEEKLY PICK UP
(OR UNTIL THE FIRST LARGE SNOW STORM)

YARD WASTE WILL BE PICKED UP ON A WEEKLY BASIS

YARD WASTE MUST BE IN BIODEGRADABLE BAGS OR CONTAINERS
MARKED YARD WASTE ONLY

ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT #719-1610

North Providence Police launch online crime reporting and mapping

New in NP: Easy online crime reporting, mapping

By ETHAN SHOREY, Valley Breeze Managing Editor

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Police Department is preparing to introduce an online reporting system to the town, and has already launched an online crime mapping system. Both initiatives are part of an effort to embrace technology to “provide better service to our community,” said Deputy Chief Arthur Martins.

Read the full story in The Valley Breeze:

http://www.valleybreeze.com/2019-02-26/north-providence/new-np-easy-online-crime-reporting-mapping#.XHljk8BKhhE

Ahlborg Memorial Day 5K and Kids Fun Run with Mickey – Monday May 27th

Ahlborg Memorial Day 5K and Kids Fun Run with Mickey

Monday, May 27th, Memorial Day, at 12:00 pm
For more information and to register please visit:
http://www.racewire.com/register.php?id=10261

Washington Trust Company Opens New Branch in North Providence

The Washington Trust Company recently opened its newest branch at 1588 Mineral Spring Ave. Mayor Charles Lombardi was on hand for the opening ceremonies to cut the ribbon.

“We thank Washington Trust for choosing North Providence” ~ Mayor Charles Lombardi

See the article in The Valley Breeze:  Washington Trust opens branch in NP

Town highway workers save big money, turn three used box trucks into plows

Town highway workers save big money, turn three used box trucks into plows

By ETHAN SHOREY, Valley Breeze Managing Editor

NORTH PROVIDENCE – When Jimmy Grimes, head of the North Providence Repair Division, approached Mayor Charles Lombardi to say that the department needed some new plow trucks, Lombardi said no.

“Build them yourselves,” Grimes recalls the mayor telling him.

Read the full story in The Valley Breeze

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Mayor Lombardi Receives EPA Childrens Health Award

City of North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi

Water utilities have reduced lead exposure by installing corrosion control treatments. In recent years, public health and regulatory agencies have focused on replacing lead service lines to reduce lead exposure in drinking water which, in children, can result in neurological and developmental damage. This means addressing complex issues that require the involvement of the community and significant cost. Most lead service lines are owned partially by the water utility and partially by property owners.

North Providence, with mostly moderate to low income families, has more than 500 lead service lines. Under the leadership of Mayor Charles Lombardi, the city has leveraged federal HUD funding through the state Office of Housing and Community Development. These funds, which municipalities typically invest in low income neighborhoods, in North Providence were used creatively to get $270,000 to replace privately-owned lead service lines. The city will replace the publicly-owned lead service line for every private line replaced. North Providence knocked on doors to get residents to participate. This led to replacing about 40 lead service lines. Then the city held public forums and now plans to replace about 100 lines in 2018. Under Lombardi’s vision, a creative solution was found and important public health changes made. Challenged by daunting numbers of lead pipes, North Providence is an inspiration to other communities wanting to eliminate lead pipes and protect their children.

Original Article Located on the Environmental Protection Agencies Website

Video of the ceremony on YouTube

   

Community Development Block Grant Program – Notice Of Intent To Request Release Of Funds

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
September 28, 2018
Town of North Providence
2000 Smith Street, North Providence, RI 02911

On or about October 9, 2018, the Town of North Providence will submit a request to the Rhode Island Community Development Block Grant Program operated by RI Office of Housing & Community Development for release of Community Development Block Grant program funds under Section 105(a) of the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake the Fogarty Center’s Employment First Program with the Rewiring Element. The Employment First Program’s Rewiring Element will upgrade existing electrical wiring to enable a computer training area for the Employment First Program, at the Fogarty Center 220 Woonasquatucket Ave. Estimated funding for the Employment First Program project is $100,000.00, which includes $20,000.00 for the Technical Services component, which includes the rewiring element.

Rewiring Element of the Fogarty Center’s Employment First Project (.pdf)

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

September 7, 2018
Town of North Providence
2000 Smith Street, North Providence, RI 02911

On or about September 18, 2018, the Town of North Providence will submit a request to the Rhode Island Community Development Block Grant Program operated by RI Office of Housing & Community Development for release of Community Development Block Grant program funds under Section 105(a) of the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to implement Tri-County Community Action Agency’s ADA Bathroom Renovation, Resurfacing & Fascia Repairs project for Tri-County Community+Health Center at 33 Maple, North Providence. Estimated funding is $80,000.

Tri-County Community+Health Center at 33 Maple Full Document (.pdf)

On or about September 18, 2018, the Town of North Providence will submit a request to the Rhode Island Community Development Block Grant Program operated by RI Office of Housing & Community Development for release of Community Development Block Grant program funds under Section 105(a) of the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake the St. Mary’s Home for Children Energy & Resiliency Project (E&R Project). E&R Project will replace critical elements of existing substandard heating and cooling system for the year-round special education school and one residential facility in the 3-level George N. Hunt Campus School and Mauran House (CS/Mauran House), 440 Fruit Hill Ave. This is the first critical step in St. Mary’s long-term strategy to decrease energy costs, use renewables & become resilient. Estimated funding for the E&R project is $283,796.

George N. Hunt Campus School and Mauran House (CS/Mauran House),
440 Fruit Hill Ave. Full Document (.pdf)

New Recycling Service: Free Curbside Collection of Used Textiles and Small Household Items

New Recycling Service:  Free Curbside Collection of Used Textiles and Small Household Items

Starting on September 10th, the Town of North Providence will begin offering a convenient new recycling service for residents:  Curbside collection of used textiles and small household items.  The service will be provided by Simple Recycling (www.simplerecycling.com) and will be free to the town and free to residents.

How It Works

In the weeks before the program launches, Simple Recycling will send informational mailers to residents who receive recycling collection from the Town of North Providence.  The mailers will contain free Simple Recycling bags.  When cleaning out closets or disposing of unwanted clothes and small household items, residents can place them in the bags.  Residents can then place the bags at the curb or alley near their recycling container on their normal recycling collection day.  Simple Recycling’s trucks will pick them up, free of charge.

When Simple Recycling collects bags from a residence, the collection worker will leave replacement bags at the curb.  If a resident has a lot of material to get rid of, and doesn’t have enough bags, then that’s no problem.  It’s OK to use regular trash bags that are clearly marked for Simple Recycling.  Residents can also contact Simple Recycling for more bags here.

Benefits for the Environment

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 84% of old clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, and textile items end up in a landfill or an incinerator?1 In fact, the average person in America throws away more than 85 lbs. of textile items each year.2 Textiles make up more than 6% of all the residential and municipal trash in the US.3

Clothing and textiles require a lot of resources to make, including water, fertilizer, and pesticides for growing natural fibers like cotton, as well as petroleum to make synthetic fibers. When we reuse and recycle textiles, it conserves the resources used to make them.  In fact, collecting one ton of clothing conserves far more than a ton of the “embedded” resources.

The Simple Recycling service is designed to keep those items out of the trash, which is good for the environment.

Types of Items Accepted

Simple Recycling will collect a wide range of used textiles and small household items.  The list of accepted items includes:

  • Used or New Clothing (men’s, women’s, children’s)
  • Boots & Shoes
  • Bedding (sheets, pillow cases, blankets, comforters)
  • Belts & Ties
  • Books
  • Bras
  • Coats & Jackets
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Handbags & Purses
  • Hats & Gloves
  • Kitchenware
  • Linens
  • Pillows
  • Sandals & Slippers (in pairs)
  • Socks (single or in pairs)
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Table Linens
  • Tools
  • Towels
  • Toys
  • Undergarments

For More Information

For more information about the Simple Recycling program, residents can call our Recycling Coordinator, Robert Nascimento at 401-719-1610 or visit our website https://northprovidenceri.gov/public-works/recycling-refuse/

RIDOT “Hands Free Law” goes into Effect on June 1, 2018

 

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