Community Newsletter March 12, 2015

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Dear Neighbors,

Thank you for everyone's positive feedback on our first E-Newsletter last week.  Please don't hesitate to forward this to your friends and urge people to sign-up to receive this regular email at our website.

Open Transparent Government

Over the last few months, the City has launched Open Central Falls: an open data portal for city residents to know more about their government.  On this site, you can read city council ordinances and minutes as well as the city budget, city contracts, our recent audit and information about our pension system.

Mayor Diossa Distributes Laptops to StudentsYou can also now watch our City Council meetings on YouTube.  That way, if you can't make it to City Hall, you can watch the meeting and interact with your City Council member via phone or email.  

Empowering Central Falls Students

Every Central Falls student from grades 3 to 12 will be loaned a Google Chromebook Laptop in order to enrich their educational experience.  The Pawtucket Times ran a great story about this program and how it will empower our students to succeed on even higher levels.

Celebrating Central Falls' Women

This past Saturday, over 50 people crowded into the Council chambers for the 1st Annual International Women's Day celebration organized by City Councilwoman Stephanie Gonzalez. 

The event honored Central Falls women who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to education: Maria Cristina Betancur, Sandy Restrepo, Jackie Parra, and Therese Roberts McMaugh.  

It was a tremendous event and you can view more pictures from the event here

Central Falls' Birthday

Join us on Thursday, March 19th at 3:00pm at City Hall for the 2015 Founder’s Day - Central Fall’s 120th Birthday!  The event will feature the following:
 * Presentations by: Mayor James Diossa, The Mayor’s Youth Council and CFHS Teacher Bob Scappini 
 * Free Birthday Cake for all in attendance 
 * A free guided bus tour around our city with historical narration throughout ride by Mr. Scappini 
 * Free raffles of Gift Cards to local businesses just for attending!

In addition, here are some additional events coming up in the community:

  • Saturday, March 14 - Lions Club Breakfast - Join the Central Falls Lions Club for their 4th Annual Snowflake Breakfast on Saturday at 900am at St. George's Episcopal Church at 12 Clinton St. in Central Falls.
  • Tuesday, March 17 - Irish Flag Raising - Join Senator Betty Crowley and Mayor James Diossa for a raising of the Irish Flag at City Hall at 12:00 noon in honor of St. Patrick's Day and all Irish-Americans.
  • Thursday, March 19 - City Hall Extended Hours and Mayor's Office Hours.  From 4:00pm to 6:30pm, on a first-come, first-serve basis, residents can come and talk with the Mayor about any issue or request.  At the same time, City Hall is open for you to pay taxes and other city services.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me by calling the Mayor’s Office at (401) 727-7474 or emailing [email protected]

Sincerely Yours,
Mayor James Diossa


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  • Malinda Powers
    Community Newsletter March 12, 2015