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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Providence Journal: For 90 Central Falls students, a pathway to Rhode Island College

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island College has offered 90 juniors from Central Falls High School “conditional acceptance” to its Class of 2020 as part of a unique partnership between the public college and the state’s poorest city.

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‘Warriors for life’ saluted at CFHS

By Jonathan Bissonnette

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PROVIDENCE – Graduates from Central Falls High School’s class of 2015 during their commencement exercises Saturday were implored find their Warrior spirit, prove what a Warrior is, and inspire the next generation of Warriors.

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Pawtucket Times: Central Falls Approves Budget

By Joseph Fitzgerald

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CENTRAL FALLS - The City Council Monday approved Mayor James A. Diossa's $18.17 million budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1.

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Providence Journal: Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls get EPA grant to clean contaminated land

By Donita Naylor

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brownfields in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls will share $1 million in cleanup grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the R.I. congressional delegation announced early Thursday.

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Moody’s upgrades Central Falls bond rating

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Central Falls, RI – Credit rating agency Moody’s has announced an upgrade to the rating of the city’s general obligation bonds. Moody’s upgraded the city’s rating to Ba2 from Ba3 and reaffirmed the city’s stable outlook.

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