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Five Things for Friday: Housing Lottery, Prescription Drug Take Back Day & More

Here are some of the events going on around East Providence for Friday, September 28, 2012.

East Providence Weather: Friday 80% Chance of Rain, High of 63 Degress. Friday Night 60% Chance of Showers, Low of 54 Degrees. Forecast Courtesy National Weather Service.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the East Providence Police Department (EPPD), and the East Providence Prevention Coalition (EPPC), announce a prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. The DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10 A.M.-2 P.M. at the East Providence Police Station located at 750 Waterman Avenue. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

East Providence Housing Lottery: The City of East Providence is pleased to offer for sale a newly renovated single family home at 78 Anthony Street to one lucky winner for a sales price of $130,000. This home includes: 1,592 sq. ft of living area, 3 bedrooms, 1 and ½ baths with laundry area on second floor, eat-in kitchen, full sized dining and living rooms, high efficiency gas heating and windows, with fully insulated walls and ceiling, and a backyard with off street parking. Application deadline is December 14th, 2012.

For a virtual tour of the property go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8IQbek3VD8

Please click here if you want to see a slide show of the property.  

Please click here to get your information packet

Please click here to get your application.

Native American Day: The fourth Friday in September is set aside to honor and celebrate Native Americans, the first Americans to live in the U.S. Still commonly referred to as American Indians, the term "Native Americans" has been used in recent years as a sign of respect and recognition that they were indeed the first people to populate our great and wonderful nation. By the time the first explorers and settlers arrived from Europe, Native Americans had populated the entire North American continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the northern reaches of Canada.

This Day in History: On this day in 1941, the Boston Red Sox's Ted Williams plays a double-header against the Philadelphia Athletics on the last day of the regular season and gets six hits in eight trips to the plate, to boost his batting average to .406 and become the first player since Bill Terry in 1930 to hit .400. Williams, who spent his entire career with the Sox, played his final game exactly 19 years later, on September 28, 1960, at Boston’s Fenway Park and hit a home run in his last time at bat, for a career total of 521 homeruns. 

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