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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Mayor James Diossa Partners with VPI Distribution and Warehousing to Host Job Fair for Central Falls Residents

Mayor James Diossa Partners with VPI Distribution and Warehousing to Host Job Fair for Central Falls Residents 

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I.—On Thursday, December 18 from 5:30-7:30pm, Mayor Diossa in partnership with VPI Distribution and Warehousing, will host a job fair for Central Falls residents. VPI will be accepting applications for employment for various job positions, including assembler, packagers, team leader, loader, and more.

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Secretario de Vivienda visita Central Falls

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Central Falls, RI Makes Tennis a Focus

Central Falls, RI Makes Tennis a Focus this Fall

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CENTRAL FALLS, RI – Central Falls is a tiny town in Rhode Island with 19,000 residents. It sits on one square mile of the state, making it the smallest and most densely populated town in RI. It is also the only town in RI without a permanent tennis court. Central Falls Mayor, James Diossa wants to change that and it is his intent to bring tennis to life in the town he loves

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Festival and fireworks set for Saturday in C.F.

CENTRAL FALLS – The third annual Bright Future Festival will kick off Saturday afternoon, with a diverse celebration of the city's culture, including dance and musical performances, and concluding with a firework display.

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Moody's: Moody's upgrades Central Falls' (RI) GO rating to Ba3 from B1; outlook is stable

Global Credit Research - 23 Jun 2014

City has $8.7M of outstanding GO debt

New York, June 23, 2014 -- Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the City of Central Falls' (RI) general obligation rating to Ba3 from B1, affecting $8.7 million in outstanding general obligation bonds; the outlook has changed to stable from positive. Moody's has also affirmed the Ba1 underlying rating with a stable outlook on the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation's (RIHEBC) Series 2007B bonds, affecting $4.9 million in rated RIHEBC pooled debt.

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