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Cranston, Rhode Island is located in Providence County. Zip codes in Cranston, RI include 02920, 02910, and 02921. The median home price in Cranston is $219,900 which is roughly $141/per square foot. More Cranston information.

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34 min ago | Patch.com

The Wailers Coming to Park Theatre for 30th Anniversary of "Legend"

The songs, from "Stir It Up" and "I Shot the Sherriff" to "Get Up, Stand Up" and "Buffalo Soldier," on Bob Marley & The Wailers' greatest hits compilation, Legend , are some of the most iconic reggae tunes of all-time. In honor of the album's 30th Anniversary, The Wailers -formed by the remaining members of Bob Marley & The Wailers after Marley's death in 1981-will perform the entire album live at the historic Park Theatre in Cranston on Friday, October 3. Considered the greatest reggae album in history, Legend was released in 1984 and has gone on to sell more than 30 million copies across the globe.

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4 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Brothers plead guilty in stolen cooking oil case

Two Cranston brothers have pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell 200,000 gallons of cooking oil stolen from restaurants in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The U.S. attorney said Monday 78-year-old Andrew Jeremiah and his 72-year-old brother Bruce pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to unlawfully transport stolen goods.

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9 hrs ago | Patch.com

Inmate Escapes ACI Detail

Keurys Pena, also known as Michael Santanna, escaped from a work detail on the grounds of the Adult Correctional Institutions of Cranston Monday. The 25-year-old inmate was working a minimum security detail on Power Road when he went missing just before 1 p.m., officials said.

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19 hrs ago | Patch.com

Op Ed: City Needs to Step Up Abandoned Property Enforcement

At a recent city council meeting, a discussion regarding a property in such disrepair has become a public safety concern. A resident said he has been fighting with the city for nearly a year and nothing has been resolved.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Turnto10.com

Providence Police search for suspect after overnight chase

Providence Police tell NBC 10 they are looking for a suspect who fled from police after a traffic stop early Sunday morning. An officer pulled over a vehicle on Pennsylvania Avenue at 1:50 a.m. Sunday morning after the car was seen taking a turn and ending up on the sidewalk.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

RI things to know: Big wins for Raimondo, Fung

Tuesday's primary set the stage for the Nov. 4 election, as voters chose nominees for several of the state's top offices. Here are things to know in Rhode Island this week: General Treasurer Gina Raimondo trounced Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and former Obama administration official Clay Pell in Tuesday's Democratic primary.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Patch.com

Police Searching for Armed 7 Eleven Robber

Cranston police are looking for a man who robbed the 7 Eleven on Reservoir Avenue in Cranston at around midnight on Wednesday while wearing a blue Southpole "Authentic 21" hooded sweatshirt with two white stripes on each arm. Police said the suspect is described as possibly an Asian male between 20 and 25. He had a medium build, stood 5 feet 5 inches tall and was wearing blue jeans, black sneakers and had a bandanna to cover his face.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Warwick builder pleads guilty over wage payments

Federal prosecutors say the owner of a Warwick building company has pleaded guilty to filing false claims and documents as he collected federal stimulus funds. The Providence Journal reports that U.S. Attorney's Office says Donald F. Ihlefeld of Cranston submitted an invoice for $521,022 for work by his company, Alhambra Building Co., from December 2010 through January 2011, knowing employees were not paid local prevailing wages.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Warwickonline.com

Warwick Scout leads Pocasset Cemetery Eagle project - Warwick Beacon

LEADERSHIP: Adam Brice of Troop 4 Gaspee in Warwick led other members of the troop as a part of his Eagle Scout project at the historical at the Pocasset Cemetery in Cranston.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

WGBH

Rhode Island Sets November Match Up For Governor

Powered by the top-spending campaign, state Treasurer Gina Raimondo scored a decisive Democratic gubernatorial victory over her two main rivals Tuesday, in a campaign dominated by debate about Rhode Island's long-suffering economy and the pension overhaul spearheaded by Raimondo in 2011. Unofficial returns showed Raimondo with 42 percent of the vote, compared with 29 percent for Angel Taveras, and 27 percent for Clay Pell.

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The Day

Raimondo, Fung to face off in R.I.

Rhode Island voters on Tuesday selected a Democratic and Republican nominee for governor, lieutenant governor, and chose Democrats to compete in November in other top offices. General Treasurer Gina Raimondo defeated political newcomer Clay Pell and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras to capture the Democratic nomination for governor.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

First Hand Theatrical's Interrupting the Sermon Runs Now thru 9/7 at the Empire Black Box

"Interrupting the Sermon," a gentle story-play about the evolution of a theologically conservative kid from the Midwest into an intellectually progressive religious thinker over the course of a 50-year career as a minister and educator, will be performed today, Sept. 4, through the 7th, 2014 at the Empire Black Box in Providence.

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Patch.com

Cranston's Efforts to Boost School Attendance in Focus at Workshop

Cranston Public Schools have been grappling with the problem of chronic absenteeism for years with absentee rates notably higher than the state average, but recently, there's been a renewed effort to address the problem.

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Patch.com

Popular RI Dominican Writer Coming to Central Library for Book Talk

Popular local, Dominican-American author Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera will present her latest bilingual poetry collection, Inspiration of the Soul /InspiraciA3n del Alma, at a free event at the Cranston Public Library, Central Library on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5:30 pm.

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The Phoenix

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This year, nearly half the members of the Rhode Island General Assembly will run unopposed.

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BroadwayWorld.com

7th Annual Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival Set for 9/21

Artists' Exchange 7th annual Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival, taking place at Artists' Exchange in Cranston.

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WHJJ-AM Providence

Convict Charged in Cranston Hit-and-Run Crash

A man who just finished a federal prison sentence for trading stolen guns for drugs has been charged in a hit-and-run accident in Cranston.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Patch.com

Cranston Man Indicted for Nov. Burglary, Car Theft

A 29-year-old Cranston man has been indicted by the Providence County Grand Jury on charges of burglary, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and two counts of larceny under $1,500 in connection with a Nov. 2013 robbery.

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Turnto10.com

Romney endorses Fung for Rhode Island governor

Fung's campaign announced the endorsement from the 2012 Republican presidential candidate Tuesday, a week before the Sept.

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Patch.com

PawSox Recognize Cranston Cal Ripken Teams

On Monday, September 1, 2014, the Pawtucket Red Sox recognized all the 2014 Rhode Island State Cal Ripken / Babe Ruth Baseball Champions.

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