Central Falls Community Newsletter March 4 2015

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Dear Neighbor,

Our City continues our great comeback -- despite a never-ending number of snow emergencies!

Just yesterday we learned that another rating agency just changed Central Falls' outlook to "positive" because of our ongoing fiscal responsibility and our creativity in doing more with less in the city budget.  

Central Falls' youth leaders continue to make the news as well.  Our Community Emergency Response Team received well-deserved recognition for assisting seniors with shoveling and snow removal.  The Providence Journal reported on Mayor's Youth Council member and Eagle Scout Sebastian Zuleta's trip to Washington D.C. to deliver the Boy Scouts' national report to the nation's leaders.  Also, the Pawtucket Times profiled the Warriors relay team and their impressive 2nd place finish at the State Tournament.

As the snow melts, the City will continue to attack the problem of abandoned and blighted property in the City.  We recently won a $250,000 grant from the Attorney General to support our Nuisance Task Force.  In addition, we recently appointed prominent attorney Robert McConnell as the city's Housing Court judge.  To report a nuisance property or to get more involved, visit our Nuisance Task Force website.

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There are several events coming up that you may be interested in attending:
  • Thursday, March 5 - Swearing-in ceremony of newly-elected City Council members Carlene Fonseca and Ken Vaudreuil.  The ceremony begins at 5:00pm in the City Council chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall.
  • Saturday, March 7 - The 1st Annual International Women's Day celebration organized by City Councilwoman Stephanie Gonzalez.  The event will honor Central Falls women who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to education: Maria Cristina Betancur, Sandy Restrepo, Jackie Parra, and Therese Roberts McMaugh.  More details here.
  • Monday, March 9 - City Council meeting starts at 6:00pm at City Hall.
  • Thursday, March 19 - City Hall Extended Hours and Mayor's Office Hours.  From 4:00pm to 6:30pm, on a first-come, first-serve basis, residents can come and talk with the Mayor about any issue or request.  At the same time, City Hall is open for you to pay taxes and other city services.

 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me by calling the Mayor’s Office at(401) 727-7474 or emailing mayor@centralfallsri.us.

Sincerely Yours,
Mayor James Diossa

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