Pawtucket Times: Central Falls plans initiative to diversify fire department

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CENTRAL FALLS - Mayor James Diossa recently announced the city's campaign to improve the diversity within the fire department. By making an effort to hire 4 new firefighters, the department hopes to sprinkle some diversity into the 36 firefighters that currently employs no people of color and only one woman.

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Pawtucket Times: Renovated building a sight for sore eyes

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CENTRAL FALLS – After a $400,000 top-to-bottom renovation that lasted the better part of three years, the historic Abbie Francis Memorial Home and Clinic on Summit Street re-opened its doors Thursday with a new mission: providing free eye-care to students in Central Falls.

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Expanding Opportunity and Equality in Central Falls

Today, Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa signed 3 initiatives into law designed to increase transparency, equality and opportunity for the people of Central Falls.

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Pawtucket Times: Valley cities get recycling rebate funds

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Cities and towns  in the Blackstone Valley, including Woonsocket and Pawtucket, received more than $138,00 from the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) as part of the statewide revenue share program that doles out cash rebates to communities based on how much each municipality has increased its recycling rate.

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Street Stories: Honoring a Central Falls hero spans two continents

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CENTRAL FALLS, RI (WPRI) – It’s one Airman’s name but getting it carved in stone meant everything to a man who lives about 3,500 miles away from Central Falls.

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Mayor Diossa welcomes Pope Francis to U.S. at the White House

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Round-up of the coverage of the Mayor's visit to the White House to welcome Pope Francis to the United States.

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Providence Journal: Women of color in the arts say Viola Davis' Emmy a 'powerful reminder more needs to be done'

In her acceptance speech, Davis, who grew up in Central Falls, said 'the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity'

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Diossa guest of VP at Washington reception

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Biden invites CF mayor to celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

CENTRAL FALLS - Mayor James Diossa said he was honored and excited to be traveling to Washington, D.C., as he was invited by Vice President Joe Biden to a reception Tuesday night celebration Hispanic Heritage Month, an event in which he hoped to tell the story of Central Falls' comeback while also gaining valuable information from fellow leaders.

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WPRO: Hundreds turn out for job fair in Central Falls

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cf_job_fair.jpgOut of work Rhode Islanders flocked Wednesday to Central Falls, where the city hosted its first ever job fair, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.

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Pawtucket Times: Central Falls Police Department earns accreditation

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CENTRAL FALLS - The Central Falls Police Department is now the 10th law enforcement agency in the state to earn accreditation from  the Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission (RIPAC).

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