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is a neighborhood located in the north-west part of Cranston, Rhode Island
Cranston, once known as Pawtuxet, is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. With a population of 80,387 at the 2010 census, it is the third largest city in the state. The center of population of Rhode Island is located in Cranston...
on the Johnston
Johnston is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 28,769 at the 2010 census. Johnston is the site of the Clemence Irons House a stone-ender museum and the only landfill in Rhode Island...
line and extends into the Johnston side.
The residents of this neighborhood are predominantly Italian-American.
The Feast of Saint Rocco
Saint Roch or Rocco ; lived c.1348 - 15/16 August 1376/79 was a Christian saint, a confessor whose death is commemorated on 16 August; he is specially invoked against the plague...
, held every August on the grounds of St. Rocco's Church, is an important event in this community. Saint Rocco's Church used to be in the Cranston side of Thornton on Clemence Street until the new church, on Atwood Avenue in the Johnston side of Thornton, was opened in 1951.