Expanding Opportunity and Equality in Central Falls

Today, Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa signed 3 initiatives into law designed to increase transparency, equality and opportunity for the people of Central Falls.

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Pawtucket Times: Valley cities get recycling rebate funds

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Cities and towns  in the Blackstone Valley, including Woonsocket and Pawtucket, received more than $138,00 from the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) as part of the statewide revenue share program that doles out cash rebates to communities based on how much each municipality has increased its recycling rate.

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Street Stories: Honoring a Central Falls hero spans two continents

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CENTRAL FALLS, RI (WPRI) – It’s one Airman’s name but getting it carved in stone meant everything to a man who lives about 3,500 miles away from Central Falls.

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Mayor Diossa welcomes Pope Francis to U.S. at the White House

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Round-up of the coverage of the Mayor's visit to the White House to welcome Pope Francis to the United States.

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Providence Journal: Women of color in the arts say Viola Davis' Emmy a 'powerful reminder more needs to be done'

In her acceptance speech, Davis, who grew up in Central Falls, said 'the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity'

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Diossa guest of VP at Washington reception

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Biden invites CF mayor to celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

CENTRAL FALLS - Mayor James Diossa said he was honored and excited to be traveling to Washington, D.C., as he was invited by Vice President Joe Biden to a reception Tuesday night celebration Hispanic Heritage Month, an event in which he hoped to tell the story of Central Falls' comeback while also gaining valuable information from fellow leaders.

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WPRO: Hundreds turn out for job fair in Central Falls

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cf_job_fair.jpgOut of work Rhode Islanders flocked Wednesday to Central Falls, where the city hosted its first ever job fair, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.

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Pawtucket Times: Central Falls Police Department earns accreditation

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CENTRAL FALLS - The Central Falls Police Department is now the 10th law enforcement agency in the state to earn accreditation from  the Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission (RIPAC).

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Pawtucket Times: Volunteers transform Higginson Sports Complex

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CENTRAL FALLS — The drab, worn-out concession stand at the Higginson Sports Complex is looking a lot more colorful today thanks to National Grid and the Red Sox Foundation, which sent a small army of volunteer painters to the city to give the complex a much-needed makeover.
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Pawtucket Times: App links CF schools with police

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COPsync911 system first in Rhode Island

CENTRAL FALLS - City schools will be the first  in Rhode Island to implement COPsync911, an alert system that informs patrol officers of a potentially threatening situation.

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