Transformative Economic Development Initiative Launched in Pawtucket/Central Falls

Sparked by New Train Station & Transit Hub 150-Acre Conant Thread District Poised to Attract Major Investors

Pawtucket, RI (May 3, 2018) – The new Conant Thread district- a planned transit oriented development in Pawtucket and Central Falls - today was recognized as Rhode Island’s next economic hot spot, an example of an incredible federal state and local collaboration that will not only transform the two cities but also serve as an important gateway to Rhode Island.

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Central Falls to celebrate Arbor Day with ‘Peace Forest’ Planting

Central Falls – On Friday, May 4, Mayor James A. Diossa and the City of Central Falls will be celebrating Arbor Day at the Francis Corrigan Sports Complex on Higginson Avenue from 9am to 12pm.

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Convergence RI: The evolution in health care will not be televised

CENTRAL FALLS – It was the biggest story in the Biggest Little that was not covered by the news media last week: the tangible emergence of Rhode Island as a national leader in providing innovative health care delivery at the community level, from the ground up.

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C.F. stadium gets funds for renovations

CENTRAL FALLS – Macomber Stadium is a central part of Central Falls, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, as the field at the corner of Blackstone and High streets has served as the home for generations of athletes on Central Falls High School’s football, soccer, baseball and softball teams.

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Central Falls Cleans Up on Annual Earth Day Celebration

Central Falls – On Saturday, April 20, the City of Central Falls hosted its Annual Earth Day Community Cleanup. City officials were thrilled to welcome over 150 volunteers and 15 organizations in beautifying the city’s parks and streets who picked up over 1 ton of trash throughout the city.

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Former Drug Property transformed into Learning Center for Central Falls Students

Central Falls – Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa and Central Falls Superintendent Victor Capellan joined the McKenna family in opening the doors of the $1.8 million McKenna Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research. The collaboration, which included Rhode Island College, has transformed a community eye sore and publicly known drug property into a state-of-the-art resource and tutoring center for all of Central Falls youth.

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Pawtucket Times: Central Falls celebrates Founders Day

CENTRAL FALLS — Celebrating Central Falls’ birthday is as easy as 1-2-3. Getting there was the hard part.

“Founders Day,” commemorating the city’s 123rd birthday, was celebrated at City Hall on Saturday morning. While many have bestowed Central Falls as “the Comeback City” for its ability to emerge from bankruptcy and a corruption scandal and while the future does look bright for the square-mile city, it was necessary on Saturday to take a look back at where Central Falls has come from before peering down the road where it’s going.

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Providence Journal Editorial: A faster ride to Boston

Could rail help Rhode Islanders get out and about much easier? A detailed report released last week by TransitMatters, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving transit in and around Boston, suggests so.

The report, “Regional Rail for Metropolitan Boston,” which the group hopes will be used by policymakers, envisions a world where trains in the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority system run more frequently, using faster and cleaner self-propelled electric cars that make service more convenient, dependable and friendly to the environment.

A ride from Providence to Boston, which now takes about 70 minutes, could take just 40. And the trains could leave Providence Station every 15 minutes, making them much more convenient and useful.

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Central Falls Councilman Franklin Solano Leads Celebration of Dominican Republic Flag Raising

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – Councilman Franklin Solano partnered with Mayor James A. Diossa in leading the celebration of the Dominican Republic with a flag raising at the Central Falls City Hall.

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Pawtucket and Central Falls Awarded Grant for Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket and Central Falls were recently awarded a $90,000 grant from the Rhode Island Department of Administration to develop a Joint Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan. The project will identify priority routes for bicycle and pedestrian access improvements and assist the cities in implementing the plans.

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