Providence Journal: Plans for train station on Pawtucket, Central Falls line are picking up steam

BY PATRICK ANDERSON

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Supporters of restoring commuter rail service to Pawtucket and Central Falls say a decade of planning work has brought them “halfway there” to the goal of a new train station serving the two cities.

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Provience Journal: Central Falls High students spend snow day shoveling out those in need

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CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. — Volunteers from Central Falls High School, which is closed due to the blizzard, were out in force on
Wednesday digging out driveways and sidewalks for elderly and disabled residents in the state’s most densely populated city.

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Public Meeting to be held Thursday concerning potential Pawtucket/Central Falls Commuter Rail Station

This Thursday, January 22, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), The City of Pawtucket and the City of Central Falls invite members of the community to attend a meeting to learn more about a potential Pawtucket/Central Falls commuter rail station. 

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Mayor Diossa Announces Second Youth Council

Central Falls, RI On Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 3:00 PM. in Central Falls City Hall Council Chambers, Mayor James Diossa will swear in eight Central Falls High School students as part of the city’s second Central Falls Mayor’s Youth Council.

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Central Falls to host Third Annual MLK celebration Thursday evening

CENTRAL FALLS - On Thursday, Jan. 15, from 6 to 6:30 p.m., Central Falls Mayor James Diossa will host the third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in the Central Falls City Council Chambers alongside city partners.

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Providence Journal: Central Falls mayor’s tip helps police catch suspected car thieves

By Gregory Smith and Amanda Milkovits

PROVIDENCE — He did not make the apprehension, but Central Falls Mayor James Diossa was instrumental in catching two suspected car thieves Wednesday.

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Mayor James Diossa Launches Plan to Grow Central Falls' Economy

CENTRAL FALLS - With a focus on growing the economy, creating jobs and improving the city's business climate, Mayor James Diossa has issued an executive order creating the Central Falls Economic Development Task Force. Mayor Diossa has tasked the group with improving the business climate through innovative policy proposals and setting a clear agenda for economic growth in the city.

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Mayor Diossa Statement on Retirement of Dr. Frances Gallo

fran_gallo_180_142_90.jpgFollowing the retirement announcement of Dr. Frances Gallo as Superintendent of Central Falls Public Schools, Mayor James Diossa issued the following statement: 

“Dr. Gallo has been a mother to all of Central Falls' children.  She changed the course of so many lives in our City.  She is a passionate, committed and selfless visionary who gave her life to social justice and student empowerment.  I will have much more to say in the coming days, but her leadership inspired me beyond words and she will be missed dearly."

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Central Falls opens Warming Center for Residents

In an effort to assist city residents braving the bitter cold, the Providence Journal reports that the City of Central Falls has opened a warming center from Wednesday through Saturday at the Forand Manor (30 Washington St).

 

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Central Falls Fire Department to Bolster Fire Prevention Efforts with FM Global Grant

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I.—On Wednesday, December 17, The Central Falls Fire Department received a fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers. 

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