Rhode Island D.O.T. Director acknowledges NPPD’s DUI efforts

Rhode Island D.O.T. Director acknowledges Colonel David Tikoian and the officers of the North Providence Police Departments efforts to reduce drunk driving in the town.

 

Getting the Lead Out of Drinking Water by Replacing Residential Lead Service Lines – Video

 

See our page with local information: https://northprovidenceri.gov/remove-the-whole-lead-pipe-program/

Reducing exposure to lead is a public health priority for EPA. Unfortunately, years ago, lead was often used in the pipes that connect homes to the water main in the street. This video shows how two communities in New England, North Providence, Rhode Island and Claremont, New Hampshire, are using creative ways to finance the removal of lead service lines.

For more information about lead in drinking water, go to http://www.epa.gov/lead
For more about EPA: http://www.epa.gov/

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North Providence Police & Fire Departments Have Moved to the New Public Safety Complex

Mayor Charles Lombardi and Colonel David Tikoian are pleased to announce that all police operations have moved into the new Public Safety Complex as of 4:00 PM on August 12, 2019.

On August 13, 2019, Chief John Silva III announced that the North Providence Fire Dept Headquarters and Fire Station 1 have moved to the new Public Safety Complex. Fire Administrative offices include the office of the Chief of the Department, Fire Prevention, Emergency Medical Services, Division of Training and Safety, and Emergency Management.

The Public Safety Complex is located at 1835 Mineral Spring Ave., directly across from the North Providence High School.

Phone numbers remain the same. In cases of emergency the public is urged to call 911 for an immediate response.

A formal ribbon cutting ceremony and open house has been scheduled for September 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM.

Mayor’s Office Receives Kudos Over Town Hall Video

Mayor Charles Lombardi’s office has been receiving calls from all over the country, complimenting the professionalism of the Chief of Staff Richard Fossa and the transparency of the North Providence Town Hall.

Read more about it in The Valley Breeze:
No. Prov. aces First Amendment audit, wins global kudos

New North Providence School Buildings are On-Time and On-Budget

Walls painted. Ceiling completed. Architectural light fixture installed.This is a small room located just off of the Literacy Innovation Center that is completely open to the floor above. It is a nice and quiet space to have separate/smaller reading sessions.


The central stair space as well as the viewing birdhouses have been framed and sheathed. Ready for paint.
These are little huts where students can stand inside and see down to the first floor. This is intended to inspire a sense of community.


Masonry completed. Stairs have been poured. Window frames and glass install ongoing.
This is one of the elevations that many people will see as they approach the building. The playgrounds are being built along this side of the building as well.


Glass for the gym has been installed. Masonry completed at all building walls. Deck prepared for waterproofing.
This is the main entrance of the building and faces a parking area. The majority of visitors will be seeing this façade as they enter the building.


Masonry complete. Site grading ongoing as we prep for binder pavement. Majority of windows have been installed with install of the operable windows ongoing.
This is the main entrance to the school and a highly visible elevation. The windows to the Left of the main entrance (when facing the building) have bright red and yellow frames.


Stair Structure installed. Drywall and taping are nearing completion. Ceiling Grid has been installed. Above ceiling utilities ongoing.
This set of stairs is directly across from the reception area and one of the first spaces most people will encounter upon entering the building.


Millwork being installed. Ceiling grid complete. Light fixtures installed. Walls painted. Frames and glass installed.
The Davinci Room is a space meant to inspire creativity more than anywhere else. This is where the majority of physical projects will be created and stored.


Applying the base coat of paint. Light fixtures have been installed and roof drainage has been connected.
Designed with acoustics in mind. The row of windows just below the roof line allow access to an abundance of natural light.

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

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)

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