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THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE has granted Central Falls $337,000 to improve school security. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Central Falls gets $337K from feds for school safety investments

CENTRAL FALLS – The city has been granted $337,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice to address school violence, according to the DOJ Monday. The...

Poyant Acquires Dion Signs of Central Falls, RI.

New Bedford, Ma – August 14, 2019 – Poyant, a leader in building and supporting local, regional and national brands, has acquired Dion Signs,...

Alin Bennett joining the leadership team of the Learning Community Charter...

The Learning Community in Central Falls, RI, a public school known for consistently closing achievement gaps for low-income students and students of color, and...

Central Falls honored for its commitment to trees

CENTRAL FALLS – The city has been named a 2018 Tree City USA by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment in...
AN OPPORTUNE TIME: Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien speaks at the Slater Mill about the need to develop a comprehensive plan for redevelopment after the Pawtucket Red Sox announced the team was leaving the city. Seated at left is Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who said the state would work to build tools to help Pawtucket and Central Falls, which will have a new transit center built less than a mile from the historic site. 
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MICHAEL SALERNO

With bus/train station coming, redevelopment focus for Pawtucket, Central Falls must...

More than a decade after it was first discussed, ground was broken for a commuter train and bus station in Pawtucket earlier this month,...
BARBARA COTTAM, chair of the R.I. Board of Education, spoke at the Computer Science for Rhode Island Summit held on Dec. 13 at the University of Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Two sections of Newport targeted for revitalization grants

PROVIDENCE – Newport may be known for its seaside mansions, but two neighborhoods in the community are being targeted for revitalization efforts. Citizens Bank’s charitable...

Can a onetime garbageman who served on the state’s highest court...

A onetime garbageman who became an attorney and member of Rhode Island’s highest court, Robert G. Flanders Jr. has called himself the “embodiment of...
CARE NEW ENGLAND plans to close Memorial Hospital and leave some of its medical services intact. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

UNAP: Memorial services shuttering prematurely

PAWTUCKET — Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa sent Care New England Health Services a Nov....
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said the state will increase the resources for foster families in fiscal 2019. /COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND.

Rhode Island enters Amazon HQ2 competition, lists seven potential host sites

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island entered the North American contest to land the second headquarters for Amazon.com on Thursday, submitting a proposal that identifies seven...
FESTIVAL PIER IN PAWTUCKET was once a brownfield site that was revamped with funding from the EPA. / COURTESY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA grants R.I. $925K to clean up brownfield sites

PROVIDENCE - Three communities in Rhode Island – Woonsocket, Providence and Central Falls – have received a combined $925,000 for brownfield site redevelopment, the...
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