Unafraid of bias, Anne the Plumber cleaning up

HANDS-ON: Anne-Marie Rosario Flores, owner of Anne the Plumber in Woonsocket, works in the basement of a house on Penn Street in Providence with her nephew, Jarrett Flores, an apprentice plumber. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
HANDS-ON: Anne-Marie Rosario Flores, owner of Anne the Plumber in Woonsocket, works in the basement of a house on Penn Street in Providence with her nephew, Jarrett Flores, an apprentice plumber. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
There was the iconic Rosie the Riveter, a fictional woman munitions worker of World War II. Then came Lillian Baumbach, recognized in the 1950s as America’s first female master plumber. Now Woonsocket has its own queen of the trades, Anne the Plumber. Based on years of study, experience and overcoming male skepticism, Anne-Marie Rosario Flores…
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