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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Providence Journal features Councilwoman Stephanie Gonzalez: Students decide who's college material

By Stephanie Gonzalez

During my senior year in high school, my guidance counselor told me not to apply to my dream school because he did not think I would get in. He cautioned me against wasting one of the five college application vouchers I would receive that year by applying to a school that was, as he put it, out of my reach.

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City Budget and more!

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In my 2016 budget address, delivered before a capacity crowd in the City Council Chambers, I shared my vision and goals for Fiscal Year 2016: continued fiscal responsibility, increased government transparency, stronger economic growth and a better quality of life.

“We, the people of Central Falls, have demonstrated resilience in bouncing back from an unprecedented challenge,” I stated in the budget address. ”This budget stands on the shoulders of the hard work we have completed over the last two years and offers the city further stability and sustainability in the coming years.”

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Mayor Diossa Delivers 2016 Budget Address

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CENTRAL FALLS, RI – In his 2016 budget address, delivered before a capacity crowd in the City Council Chambers on Wednesday, Mayor James Diossa shared his vision and goals for FY 2015-2016. In attendance were the Central Falls City Council, City Judges, Department Directors, community members and special guests; Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien, and Cumberland Mayor Bill Murray. During the approximately 20 minute address, Diossa highlighted the work the city has done to improve services and conditions in the community and introduced initiatives that would grow the city’s economy.

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