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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Pawtucket Times: Volunteers transform Higginson Sports Complex

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CENTRAL FALLS — The drab, worn-out concession stand at the Higginson Sports Complex is looking a lot more colorful today thanks to National Grid and the Red Sox Foundation, which sent a small army of volunteer painters to the city to give the complex a much-needed makeover.
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Pawtucket Times: App links CF schools with police

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COPsync911 system first in Rhode Island

CENTRAL FALLS - City schools will be the first  in Rhode Island to implement COPsync911, an alert system that informs patrol officers of a potentially threatening situation.

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Pawtucket Times: New CF leader ready for opening bell

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CENTRAL FALLS — Just as students are readying themselves to return to school for the first day of classes on Tuesday, School Superintendent Victor Capellan is readying himself and the district for a new year of educational opportunities for Central Falls’ children.

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Pawtucket Times: Wrecking Ball Comes Calling

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Central Falls - Demolition began Friday morning on the burnt-out property at 661 Pine St., which has long been an eye-sore to many in the square-mile city, with city officials saying the ultimate goal is to redevelop the land into affordable housing.

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Providene Journal: R.I. communities receiving brownfields grants to clean up sites

By Alex Kuffner
Journal Staff Writer

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CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. — At a ceremony beside the Blackstone River Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency joined the congressional delegation to formally award three Rhode Island communities more than $1 million in brownfields grants that will be used to clean up contaminated sites and train workers for environmental positions.

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The latest e-newsletter from Mayor James A. Diossa. Read more for the latest news out of the Comeback City!

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Pawtucket Times: Central Falls reaches highest recycling rate

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 Central Falls- The city of Central Falls achieved its highest recycling rate over the past fiscal year- and achievement that officials are attributing to the city’s new curbside trash and recycling collection system in effect here since last summer.

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