Central Falls Cleans Up on Annual Earth Day Celebration

Central Falls – On Saturday, April 20, the City of Central Falls hosted its Annual Earth Day Community Cleanup. City officials were thrilled to welcome over 150 volunteers and 15 organizations in beautifying the city’s parks and streets.

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Former Drug Property transformed into Learning Center for Central Falls Students

Central Falls – Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa and Central Falls Superintendent Victor Capellan joined the McKenna family in opening the doors of the $1.8 million McKenna Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research. The collaboration, which included Rhode Island College, has transformed a community eye sore and publicly known drug property into a state-of-the-art resource and tutoring center for all of Central Falls youth.

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Pawtucket Times: Central Falls celebrates Founders Day

CENTRAL FALLS — Celebrating Central Falls’ birthday is as easy as 1-2-3. Getting there was the hard part.

“Founders Day,” commemorating the city’s 123rd birthday, was celebrated at City Hall on Saturday morning. While many have bestowed Central Falls as “the Comeback City” for its ability to emerge from bankruptcy and a corruption scandal and while the future does look bright for the square-mile city, it was necessary on Saturday to take a look back at where Central Falls has come from before peering down the road where it’s going.

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Providence Journal Editorial: A faster ride to Boston

Could rail help Rhode Islanders get out and about much easier? A detailed report released last week by TransitMatters, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving transit in and around Boston, suggests so.

The report, “Regional Rail for Metropolitan Boston,” which the group hopes will be used by policymakers, envisions a world where trains in the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority system run more frequently, using faster and cleaner self-propelled electric cars that make service more convenient, dependable and friendly to the environment.

A ride from Providence to Boston, which now takes about 70 minutes, could take just 40. And the trains could leave Providence Station every 15 minutes, making them much more convenient and useful.

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Central Falls Councilman Franklin Solano Leads Celebration of Dominican Republic Flag Raising

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – Councilman Franklin Solano partnered with Mayor James A. Diossa in leading the celebration of the Dominican Republic with a flag raising at the Central Falls City Hall.

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Pawtucket and Central Falls Awarded Grant for Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket and Central Falls were recently awarded a $90,000 grant from the Rhode Island Department of Administration to develop a Joint Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan. The project will identify priority routes for bicycle and pedestrian access improvements and assist the cities in implementing the plans.

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Central Falls Thanks Congressional Delegation during Unveiling of the State of the Art Fire Truck

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – On Monday January 29th, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressman David Cicilline joined Mayor James A. Diossa and the City of Central Falls in celebrating the arrival of the fire department’s newest edition to their fleet.

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Central Falls Continues Diversity Campaign as City Looks to Hire More Fire Fighters and Police Officers

City set to create hiring lists for both public safety branches.

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa announced that the city has launched a new hiring campaign to fill vacancies and create eligibility lists for both firefighters and police officers as the city continues to diversify the departments.

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Central Falls makes history with New England’s first Green and Complete Streets Ordinance

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – On Wednesday, January 17th Mayor James A. Diossa signed into law New England’s first Green and Complete Streets Ordinance. The bill, which was approved unanimously by the city council, will allow for a transportation system that minimizes environmental impact and creates streets that are safe for everyone, regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportations.

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Editorial: Higher education in Central Falls

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