Pawtucket Times: Pawtucket, Central Falls to share emergency services

Grebien: 'Partnership will increase public safety for the residents of our communities'

by Russ Olivo

Pawtucket- It's not unusual to hear civic leaders talk about merging services services across city and town borders to save tax payers money, but Pawtucket and Central Falls are actually doing something about it.

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Pawtucket Times: A tale of two cities' road improvements

by Joseph Fitzgerald

Dexter Street getting $3.9 million worth of necessary work

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CENTRAL FALLS — Gov. Gina Raimondo and members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation joined city officials from Central Falls and Pawtucket Monday to break ground on a $3.9 million federally-funded roadway improvement project along Dexter Street in Central Falls and Pawtucket.

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Pawtucket Times: Raimondo signs pregnant workers bill

by Jonathan Bissonnette

Central Falls- Gov. Gina Raimondo on Thursday hosted a ceremony to commemorate the passage of legislation requiring that pregnancy and related conditions be reasonably accommodated.

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Pawtucket Times: City YMCA kicks off free programming for Central Falls residents

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Central Falls- On Monday, at Jenks Park, the YMCA of Pawtucket and the City of Central Falls kicked off a partnership that will offer free transportation and programs to the Central Falls community.

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Pawtucket Times: Wyatt ‘Wolverines’ earn their badges

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CENTRAL FALLS — Fourteen recruits became correctional officers during a graduation ceremony Friday afternoon, with many of the guest speakers welcoming 14 new family members to the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility.

The graduation ceremony for Class 36 — “The Wolverines” — was held in front of a standing-room only crowd of friends and family members inside the Wyatt Detention Training Facility on High Street.

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Providence Journal: Summer orientation: Incoming schools chief visits program in Central Falls

By Linda Borg

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CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. — The state's new education commissioner began his first school visit with a bang.

Ken Wagner, whose position as the state's K-12 leader was announced Wednesday by Governor Raimondo, visited a summer school program at Calcutt Middle School on Thursday, where he shot off a water rocket — to the amusement of a couple dozen ninth-graders.

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Pawtucket Times: CF eyesore ready for wrecking ball

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Central Falls- The burnt-out property at 661 Pine St. has long been an eye-sore to many in the square-mile city and has also become a potential threat to pedestrians in the area.

However, city officials have worked together to come up with a "win-win" plan to demolish the vacant husk and redevelop the land into affordable housing.

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Pawtucket Times: YMCA, C.F announce health station program

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Pawtucket - The YMCA of Pawtucket on Tuesday announced that it has joined the City of Central Falls, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, and the Blackstone valley Health Care, Inc. in creating a “neighborhood health station,” the first of its kind in the nation.

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Central Falls June update

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It's been a busy start to June - so keep up with the latest from the city.

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Pawtucket Times: CF receives community policing grant

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Central Falls – On Monday evening, State Rep. Shelby Maldonado (D-Dist. 56, Central Falls) presented a $5,000 legislative grant check to the Central Falls Police Department. The grant will be used to fund the department’s community policing program for the coming year.

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