Five Things for Friday: Basketball Night, House Lottery & More
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East Providence Weather:
- Friday: A chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
- Friday Night: Rain. Patchy fog after 8pm. Low around 39. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Pick-Up Basketball: East Providence Parks & Recreation will hold free teen pick-up basketball nights for youth members ages 13-17. Teens can join us at the Rec. Center to play recreational games of basketball Friday night. No referees, no standing, just honor calls and good sportsmanship. Different teams are formed each week. To register call the Recreation Center at 401-433-6360.
House Lottery: East Providence has received four applications so far for the completely renovated home on Anthony Street that will be sold for $130,000 after a lottery drawing on Dec. 18. "The odds are pretty good," said City Manager Peter Graczykowski Tuesday evening after the City Council meeting. "You don't have to live in East Providence," he said. "It's open to anyone within this region." Click here for more information.
Post to Patch Yourself; Try Blogging: It's ridiculously easy for to post an event or make an announcement on East Providence Patch. Blogging is simple, too. Just click here and read how easy it is.
This Day in History: On this day in 1941 at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably into World War II.