City Celebrates 120th Anniversary
By Jonathan Bissonnette
CENTRAL FALLS - The city celebrated 120 years of history Thursday during the 2015 Founder's Day Celebration.
Residents, educators, students, and city officials packed into the council chambers at city Hall to hear presentations from Central Falls High School social studies teacher Bob Scappini and Mayor James Diossa, before departing on a guided bus tour that brought them to some of the historic landmarks throughout the Square-Mile City.
Scappini prior to his presentation Thursday afternoon said that Central Falls encompasses "the whole world in one square mile."
A 25 year teacher, Scappini's discussion included an overview of the history of the city, its strength in manufacturing, and its role as a gateway city for a vibrant immigrant community.Read more
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March 5, 2015
Central Falls, RI – A swearing-in ceremony for the two newly elected members of the Central Falls City Council will be held onThursday, March 5 at 5 pm at City Hall. Councilwoman At –Large Carlene Fonseca and Ward 5 Councilman Ken Vaudreuil will be sworn in by Central Falls Probate Judge Bruce Sawyer in the City Council Chambers.Read more
BOSTON (Standard & Poor's) March 3, 2015--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said that it revised the outlook on its long-term rating on Central Falls, R.I.' general obligation (GO) bonds to positive from stable. Standard & Poor's also affirmed its 'BB' long-term rating on the bonds.Read more