CharterCare Announces Intent to Purchase Memorial Hospital from Care New England
Purchase would reopen Memorial's emergency room

CharterCare Health Partners CEO John Holiver, Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and other elected officials and community stakeholders gathered at a press conference at Pawtucket City Hall recently to announce CharterCare's intention to purchase and reopen the hospital and invest $10 million in capital improvements to the facility. Reopening Memorial's emergency room would be the first step in a phased process to restore hospital services at Memorial.

Parks & Recreation Public Access Program
Jacqueline Walsh School for Arts' Broadcasting Club

The Parks & Recreation Division and the students of the Jaqueline Walsh School for the Arts Broadcasting Club have collaborated to create a public access television program highlighting the many events and programs available through the Parks & Recreation Division, Leon Mathieu Senior Center and the Pawtucket Public Library.

The show airs in Pawtucket/East Providence at the following times:
  • Mondays at 8 pm (Cox Channel 13 and Verizon Channel 32) 
  • Tuesdays at 7:00 pm & Thursdays at 9:00 pm      (Cox Channel 18 and Verizon Channel 25)

15 More Miles of Pawtucket Roads to be Repaved 
Pawtucket Department of Public Works 

Mayor Donald R. Grebien announced that the Pawtucket Department of Public Works has resumed road repaving. 

Construction on each road segment is typically completed over a span of two weeks, weather permitting. The City appreciates the patience and cooperation of the residents while their streets are being repaired.  The City has paved 45% percent of the city's streets over the past five years. 

Healthy Aging in Pawtucket
The Leon Mathieu Senior Center

Established in 1980, the Leon Mathieu Senior Center is Pawtucket's leading force behind providing a wide variety of services and healthy aging activities for adults 55 years old and over.

The Leon Mathieu Senior Center places an emphasis on the wellness and health of the whole person. Along this line, they developed a list of programs designed to meet the interest of the community.  What you will find when you enter the building is a vibrant, welcoming place. We hope you or a loved one will take advantage of these services, such as lunch, exercise classes, nurse visits, the walking club and bus trips. 

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Made in Pawtucket 
White Dog Distillery 

Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien and the Northern Rhode Island Chamber welcomed White Dog Distilling to Pawtucket this week. 

Mayor Grebien welcomed White Dog Distilling to the craft brew capital of Rhode Island, where creativity and passion are not limited to just the arts. He noted that "They are joining a bustling area at 560 Mineral Spring with a theatre company, comedy and improv theatre, a brewery and more

Stop by opening day on Saturday, April 28th from 1:00-5:00 p.m., for craft cocktails and tastings.

A Business Grows in Pawtucket
Jordan's Jungle

When Darin Wildenstein gave Jordan Ford an orchid as a gift, he had no idea that he was changing the course of their lives. Jordan became fascinated with plants and soon the pair began growing and later selling plants online and at craft shows. That's the origin story of this small business located in a not-so-small space on the first floor at the 545 Mills on Pawtucket Avenue. 

Next time you're out for a gift, think about shopping local at Pawtucket's own thriving greenhouse

Donald R. Grebien, Mayor
137 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860 
401.728.0500 ext. 281