City of Providence, City of Central Falls File Lawsuit Against the U.S. Department of Justice

Mayors Join Together to Block Efforts to Cut Funding to Inclusive, Welcoming Cities

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza and Mayor James Diossa joined public safety officials and community members to announce that the City of Providence and the City of Central Falls filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent the Trump Administration from imposing new, inappropriate conditions on certain public safety grants for law enforcement. 

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Pawtucket Times: A World of Flavors in One Square Mile

Central Falls officials and local restaurateurs promote upcoming Restaurant Week

CENTRAL FALLS — You can sample a world of flavors within the single square mile of Central Falls, and city officials joined local restaurateurs on Monday afternoon to promote the upcoming Restaurant Week.

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Farmers and friends at Forand

Central Falls Mayor James Diossa joins LISC Rhode Island staff members and participants at the Intergenerational Farmers Market Project at Forand Manor in Central Falls.

CENTRAL FALLS – The Macarena, that pop dance craze that swept the nation in the mid90s, experienced a brief resurgence yesterday afternoon as seniors and teens took to the floor at Forand Manor to mark out those familiar moves.

Mayor James Diossa even joined in and encouraged seniors to participate with residents cheering on.

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Central Falls Digs in for Healthier Diets

CENTRAL FALLS – Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa will celebrate the opening of Garfield Park Community Garden at 10:30 a.m. on Mon., July 9, at 128 Garfield Street in Central Falls.

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Dance the Night Away on the Roosevelt Avenue Bridge

Central Falls FREE Salsa Night Continues!

Central Falls - On Friday, June 29th, from 8 pm to 11 pm, join Mayor James A. Diossa and the City of Central in June’s FREE Salsa Night featuring special guests and local Rhode Island salsa stars Shawnee Taveras and Orlando Vanterpool.

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Central Falls kicks off 2018 Summer Food Service Program

Program Offers Youth Breakfast, Lunch, and Activities all Free of Charge

Central Falls – On Wednesday, June 27th, Mayor James A. Diossa and the City of Central Falls will kick-off the 5th Annual Summer Food Service Program with the Annual Kick-Off Event. The event will be held at Jenks Park from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. The event and summer program is completely free and open to the public.

“Now in our fifth year, the Summer Food Service Program continues to provide our youth with the opportunity to enjoy fun activities and sports for free during the summer months that they are out of school. This year we have been able to partner with more organizations to grow the program,” said Mayor James A. Diossa.

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Books Are Wings Receives Grants to Support Literacy Efforts in Central Falls

Pawtucket, RI (June 22, 2018) – Books Are Wings is pleased to announce it has received grants from Collette, The June Rockwell Levy Foundation and the 2018 Rhode Island Foundation Community Grant to support literacy efforts in Central Falls. Grant awards will bring Books Are Wings programming to the Central Falls summer camp program, establish six Little Free Libraries in strategic locations throughout Central Falls and distribute free children’s books to students throughout the school year.

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Pawtucket and Central Falls Further Restaurant Weeks Partnership with Launch of a Joint Restaurant Week Landing Page

Pawtucket/Central Falls – On Thursday, June 21st, Mayor Donald R. Grebien and Mayor James A. Diossa announced a new joint Restaurant Week landing page for the Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls. The collaboration serves as another example of the two cities working together to promote the Blackstone Valley and its diverse culture as they focus on the different flavors and cuisines each city has to offer.

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Mayor James A. Diossa Unveils Central Falls Children’s Book

Proceeds to go to McKenna Center and RI Historical Society for Children Programming

Central Falls – On Thursday, June 14th, Mayor James A. Diossa unveiled his commissioned “The World in One Square Mile: Central Falls,” a children’s book chronicling the many people and cultures that together have paved Central Falls’ remarkable history. The book, which was written by Dr. Morgan Grefe, and funded through a grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, is available for purchase on Amazon and Stillwater River Publications.

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Sound Fiscal Management Staple of Central Falls as 2019 Budget for Fiscal Year Approved

Residents and Businesses face no tax increase for 2019 Fiscal Year

Central Falls – On Tuesday, June 12th, the Central Falls City Council approved Mayor James A. Diossa’s proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year. The budget was highlighted by Mayor Diossa’s decision to forego a tax increase for residents and businesses in the city.

“I am grateful that we were able to pass the budget for fiscal year 2019 with no substantial changes to what my administration originally proposed,” said Mayor James A. Diossa. “I am thrilled that our residents will have no tax increase while also receiving the same high quality services that have turned our City around.”

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