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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Central Falls Thanks Congressional Delegation during Unveiling of the State of the Art Fire Truck

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – On Monday January 29th, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressman David Cicilline joined Mayor James A. Diossa and the City of Central Falls in celebrating the arrival of the fire department’s newest edition to their fleet.

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Central Falls Continues Diversity Campaign as City Looks to Hire More Fire Fighters and Police Officers

City set to create hiring lists for both public safety branches.

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa announced that the city has launched a new hiring campaign to fill vacancies and create eligibility lists for both firefighters and police officers as the city continues to diversify the departments.

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Central Falls makes history with New England’s first Green and Complete Streets Ordinance

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – On Wednesday, January 17th Mayor James A. Diossa signed into law New England’s first Green and Complete Streets Ordinance. The bill, which was approved unanimously by the city council, will allow for a transportation system that minimizes environmental impact and creates streets that are safe for everyone, regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportations.

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Editorial: Higher education in Central Falls

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Patriots promote 'green' lifestyle for families in Central Falls

by NBC 10 NEWS Tuesday, December 19th 2017

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is helping one Rhode Island city become greener.

They helped build a new playground for Central Falls, with an unveiling taking place Tuesday.

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‘Kids in the Canyon’ opens a world of possibilities for at-risk students

Published: December 21, 2017, 9:04 pm  Updated: December 21, 2017, 10:34 pm

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WPRI) — The motto of the Kids in the Canyon program, run out of Central Falls High School, is “Hiking into brighter futures.” It lives up to those words both literally and figuratively.

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Central Falls opens Warming Center for Residents

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – In an effort to assist city residents braving the bitter cold, the City of Central Falls has opened a warming center every day of the week at the Forand Manor (30 Washington St) from 9am to 8pm.

Central Falls residents can get a ride to the warming center by calling the non-emergency number for the police, at (401) 727-7411. In an emergency, call 911.

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