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The dream of City Centre was a place where the confluence of modes of transportation – rail, air and highway – would attract office, retail, hotels and some resident development for young … more
On June 14, at JFK International Airport in New York, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspected and seized a package shipped from China and destined for a Johnston address. “Upon … more
UPDATED: In March 2022, a Cranston man was sentenced to attend Batterers Intervention two months after he allegedly killed his wife. Johnston Police responded to an early morning call on George Waterman … more
Amazon’s opening date is a big deal. The folks working in Amazon’s New England communications office are likely sick of hearing from the Johnston Sun Rise. We’ve been a … more
Looking through her round tortoise shell glasses, Elizabeth Rau read aloud from her sticky note laden copy of The Good Slope, a collection of her personal essays. These “snapshots of (her) … more
The General Assembly passed and Gov. Dan McKee has signed legislation introduced by Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick) and Sen. Meghan E. Kallman (D-Dist. 15, Pawtucket, … more
Cranston Police have released their officers’ body-worn camera footage from the May 24 officer-shooting of Johnston murder suspect James Harrison. Rhode Island State Police and Cranston … more
The mayor predicted his takeover of the school department would go smoothly. On Thursday night, June 22, the School Committee declared the path would be bumpy. “Last week, Mayor … more
They almost lost their homes twice in one month. Midday Tuesday, a Rhode Island Housing official, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and Rep. Seth Magaziner confirmed that state and federal housing officials … more
A snake with mysterious origins is growing longer by the day at the corner of Strawberry Field Road and Elmore Street. That’s were “Jake the Snake” is lounging. Jake is made of … more
By JOHN HOWELL An ordinance that would have updated the city’s Harbor Management Plan and virtually wiped out the local shellfishing industry and most of the city’s marinaswas … more
Built as a high school in 1934, converted into a junior school during the boom years when Warwick school enrollment soared to nearly 20,000 and then closed in 2017 when enrollment steadily declined … more
At dusk, it stands perfectly still, tucked between two shrubs at the edge of a lawn. Disturbed by the slightest movement, it hops into the grassy area. Many west bay residents have noticed an … more
Oakland Beach School is moving out of Oakland Beach next year. For the 2023-24 academic year, the school  will be housed at the former Gorton Ju8nior High School which also serves as school … more
Two hundred and fifty-four seniors wearing black and white graduation caps, gowns and grins of accomplishment filed to seats overlooking the bay Wednesday morning. Family members, friends and loved … more
Depending on how you look at it, there’s some good news and some bad news to report from the tax front. The good news for those eligible for tax exemptions is that the revaluation has not … more
Amidst a fanfare of fife and drums, Gaspee Days Committee President Steve Miller, dressed in colonial garb, waved to parade spectators from the back of a convertible while sitting next to his wife, … more
Bishop Hendricken High School hosted its 62nd Commencement Exercises on Monday, June 12, with the 143 members of the Class of 2023 being encouraged to face an unpredictable future with integrity and … more
The Toll Gate Symphonic Orchestra played and family members cheered as women in red robes and men in blue robes proceeded into the crowded grassy area. On the sunny Tuesday evening of June 13, … more
Although the most likely suspect was shot and killed by police, the investigation into the events that unfolded on Ligian Court in Johnston on May 24 remain under investigation. “The … more
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