Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Operation Stand Down dedicated the house on Hartford Avenue on Monday.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, April 17
Seven homeless veterans can enjoy a new home on Hartford Avenue thanks to Operation Stand Down RI, a group that advocates for and supports struggling and homeless veterans. The group rehabilitated the house at 1010 Hartford Ave., spending about $1.3 million to convert the two distressed properties into renovated properties. A house and two apartment buildings will be the new home for about six veterans and two families. The project was funded through grants. The project is the agency's sixth in its 20-year-history. According to WPRO, the homes honor the memory of Jean Louise Mayo, U.S. Air Force; John Arthur Johnson, U.S. Navy; and SPC Ronald E. Blake, U.S. Army, who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1965. For more information about …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The North KIngstown-based company opened its 104th store at the former site of a Shaw's Supermarket in Johnston.
Check out the accompanying video for scenes from Oct. 27, the date of the grand opening of Ocean State Job Lot at 1493 Hartford Ave. in Johnston, the site of a former Shaw's Supermarket that closed down in the spring. The local store is the 104th opened by the North Kingstown-based discount retailer.
Monday, July 18, 2011
The car driven by Katlyn Reid, of Manchester, Conn., reportedly crossed into the oncoming lane of travel.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, July 18, 2011
The Providence Journal reported that a Connecticut woman died following a two-car accident that occurred just before midnight on July 15. According to the report, Katlyn Reid, 23, of Manchester, Conn., was driving west on Hartford Avenue when her car crossed the center line and struck an oncoming car in the eastbound lane. Reid was critically injured in the collision, and died in the early-morning hours of July 16. Johnston Police identified the other driver as a woman from Pawtucket, the online report stated. Watch JohnstonPatch for updates.
Monday, June 6, 2011
The right lanes of Route 6A East and West between I-295 and Atwood Avenue will be closed overnight.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced on June 6 that the right lanes of Hartford Avenue in both directions are scheduled to be closed for installation of curbs and sidewalks. Work is planned for the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on June 6, 7, 8, and 9 as part of a larger project to re-pave and widen Hartford Avenue (Route 6A) that began last year under the federal stimulus plan. Keep track of all road closures and construction schedules by visiting RIDOT's Travel Advisories website.