Journal Staff Writer
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. — At a ceremony beside the Blackstone River Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency joined the congressional delegation to formally award three Rhode Island communities more than $1 million in brownfields grants that will be used to clean up contaminated sites and train workers for environmental positions.
The latest e-newsletter from Mayor James A. Diossa. Read more for the latest news out of the Comeback City!Read more
Success the result of new, curbside pick-up system.
by Joseph Fitzgerald
Central Falls- The city of Central Falls achieved its highest recycling rate over the past fiscal year- and achievement that officials are attributing to the city’s new curbside trash and recycling collection system in effect here since last summer.Read more
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.Read more
by Joseph Fitzgerald
Dexter Street getting $3.9 million worth of necessary work
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.Read more
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.Read more
Pawtucket collaboration part of the neighborhood Health Station initiative
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.Read more
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.Read more
By Linda Borg
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.Read more
By Jonathan Bissonnette
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.Read more