Publication: Providence Journal

First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 47 mins ago - 2 reports

Stop & Shop parent to buy Eastside Marketplace

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Dutch company that operates the Stop & Shop supermarket chain on Tuesday announced it is buying Eastside Marketplace in what one industry analyst described as a "coup" for the grocery giant."Eastside is a very well-known store; ... [Published Providence Journal - 47 mins ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 54 mins ago - 2 reports

Judge rejects R.I. request to add new defendants to pension overhaul lawsuit

WARWICK, R.I. — A Superior Court judge has denied a state’s request to add potentially scores of new defendants — most municipal workers who pay into the state retirement system — to the lawsuit challenging the state’s 2011 pension overhaul law.In a decision ... [Published Providence Journal - 54 mins ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 54 mins ago - 2 reports

West Warwick man convicted in 1995 murder of pregnant teen seeks DNA testing of evidence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A West Warwick man sentenced to life without parole for orchestrating the killing of a pregnant teenager is asking a judge to order DNA testing for additional evidence collected at the 1995 murder scene.John R. Pacheco Jr. seeks for ... [Published Providence Journal - 54 mins ago]
First reported 54 mins ago - Updated 54 mins ago - 1 reports

Republicans Block, Fung push issues at DMV, Assembly health coverage in R.I. governor’s race

CRANSTON, R.I. -- Slashing wait times at the Division of Motor Vehicles and eliminating free health insurance for legislators were the talking points of the day Tuesday as the two Republicans running for governor laid out their plans for change.During ... [Published Providence Journal - 54 mins ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Providence Journal to be acquired by New Media Investment Group in $46-million deal

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — Dallas-based A.H. Belo Corporation, which has owned The Providence Journal for 17 years, announced late Tuesday afternoon that it agreed to sell the newspaper operation to New Media Investment Group Inc., parent company of GateHouse ... [Published Providence Journal - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Lincoln firefighters working blaze at towing and repair company

LINCOLN, R.I. — Firefighters have responded to a fire at George’s Towing and Repair, 25 North Crow Point Rd., Police Capt. Philip Gould confirmed Monday.The fire started in a vehicle in the building and the handful of people inside got out safely, he ... [Published Providence Journal - Jul 21 2014]
Entities: Philip Gould, Police
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 3 reports

New England Institute of Technology’s new shipbuilding program helps launch careers

WARWICK — Donnie Daniel of Warwick wasn’t sure what his next career move should beearlier this year after he lost his job in the heating/air conditioning industry.He had been on unemployment for a couple of months when one of the job counselors at the ... [Published Providence Journal - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 2 reports

Mostly sunny, high near 85

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As more heat and humidity move into the region, Providence residents can expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 85 on this Tuesday, the National Weather Service says.At the beach in Narragansett, the high should hit 77.Expect similar ... [Published Providence Journal - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 2 reports

Suspect in murder of young Providence father turns himself in

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A man wanted in the murder of a young father early Saturday turned himself in at the Providence Public Safety Complex Monday afternoon.Justice Andrade, 20, surrendered on a warrant charging him with the murder of 20-year-old Ty-shon ... [Published Providence Journal - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Judge rules Alex and Ani lawsuit may move forward

PROVIDENCE — A U.S. District Court judge ruled Friday that Alex and Ani can continue with a lawsuit claiming BJ’s Wholesale Club and others duped the Cranston jewelry company into selling them $1 million in bracelets at a discount.In his 25-page ruling, ... [Published Providence Journal - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Jail mate of Providence triple-homicide defendant testifies against him at trial

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A star witness in the murder trial of Harriet Street gang member Luis “Fat Boy” Gonzalez took the stand Monday in the trial of a jail mate accused of killing three people in a robbery gone bad.Ricardo Vasquez, who is serving life in ... [Published Providence Journal - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 2 reports

Update: Massachusetts boy, 2, taken to hospital after falling into campfire at R.I. state park

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — A 2-year-old Massachusetts boy was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence after he fell into a campfire Sunday night in Burlingame State Park, according to a state Department of Environmental Management spokeswoman.The boy ... [Published Providence Journal - Jul 21 2014]

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"Eastside Marketplace is a terrific community asset and, with this transaction, Ahold USA is looking forward to working with the Eastside Marketplace team to do great things together."
"We’ve made some solid gains in price since the housing recovery began," said association president Robert Martin. "Now sales activity is beginning to moderate, which is typical in this type of cycle."
"The saddle tanks let go and 200 gallons of diesel went up" said Brown,  perspiring freely in his turnout gear.  "We foamed the whole area."
PETA Director Ryan Huling said "by offering so many different vegetarian and vegan foods, the park is providing everyone with healthy options when they go outout to the old ballgame." The will receive a framed certificate from PETA. This year's standing is an improvement over last year when PETA gave McCoy an honorable mention

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Stop & Shop parent to buy Eastside Marketplace [Published Providence Journal - 47 mins ago]
Judge rejects R.I. request to add new defendant... [Published Providence Journal - 54 mins ago]
West Warwick man convicted in 1995 murder of pr... [Published Providence Journal - 54 mins ago]
40 candidates OK’d for Cranston election, but t... [Published Providence Journal - 54 mins ago]
Four Democrats running for Providence mayor spe... [Published Providence Journal - 54 mins ago]
Republicans Block, Fung push issues at DMV, Ass... [Published Providence Journal - 54 mins ago]
R.I. single-family house prices climb 5 percent... [Published Providence Journal - 1 hour ago]
Providence Journal to be acquired by New Media ... [Published Providence Journal - 2 hours ago]
Shore Dinner Hall demolition signals new era at... [Published Providence Journal - 2 hours ago]
Movement to preserve seeds is growing [Published Providence Journal - 2 hours ago]
Cranston farmer saves seeds from scratch for lo... [Published Providence Journal - 2 hours ago]
Cranston Western All-Stars advance to Little Le... [Published Providence Journal - 6 hours ago]
GateHouse Media to buy The Providence Journal f... [Published Providence Journal - 7 hours ago]
Tractor-trailer fire contained before it spread... [Published Providence Journal - 8 hours ago]
Reporter's query: What difference has RI's lega... [Published Providence Journal - 8 hours ago]
Photo: Crews battle tractor-trailer blaze in Co... [Published Providence Journal - 8 hours ago]
Tom Nall: Stop taxing Social Security [Published Providence Journal - 9 hours ago]
Judge rules 38 Studios law is constitutional, s... [Published Providence Journal - 10 hours ago]
Pawtucket's McCoy Stadium on PETA's list of veg... [Published Providence Journal - 10 hours ago]
Woonsocket institutes CODE RED notification system [Published Providence Journal - 11 hours ago]
Harvey N. Waxman: Master levers of the mind [Published Providence Journal - 11 hours ago]
Sam Parente: Chafee and Pell [Published Providence Journal - 11 hours ago]
Man convicted in 1995 slaying of pregnant teen ... [Published Providence Journal - 11 hours ago]
Block says reducing R.I.’s DMV wait times will ... [Published Providence Journal - 13 hours ago]
Providence's Eastside Marketplace to be sold to... [Published Providence Journal - 14 hours ago]
Judge denies state request to add scores of new... [Published Providence Journal - 14 hours ago]
Route 195 Commission has turned down one of at ... [Published Providence Journal - 14 hours ago]
Providence man held without bail in murder of y... [Published Providence Journal - 15 hours ago]
Traffic alert: A stretch of Route 6 west’s righ... [Published Providence Journal - 18 hours ago]
Mostly sunny, high near 85 [Published Providence Journal - 18 hours ago]
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