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Nonprofit to begin construction on Central Falls apartments in August

CENTRAL FALLS – Construction on a new housing development at the former police station in Central Falls and a site across the street is...

Turnout cracks 5% as R.I. primary voters back Biden and Trump

Rhode Island’s lackluster presidential contest fizzled to a close Tuesday, with President Joe Biden and Donald Trump declared winners by the Associated Press 10 minutes after...

Trump and Biden aren’t the only names on R.I.’s primary ballot

It’s hardly going to be a nail-biter.  President Joe Biden and Donald Trump have already clinched the nominations for Democrat and Republican parties, respectively, having won enough...

BankNewport provides $25K grant for El Centro community center in Central...

NEWPORT – BankNewport has contributed a $25,000 grant toward the establishment of El Centro, a planned multipurpose, full-service community center in Central Falls designed...
RENDERINGS OF THE NEW Central Falls High School shows it will be built on the intersection of Londsale and Higginson avenues in the city. / COURTESY MAYOR MARIA RIVERA

Construction on new Central Falls High School slated to start in...

CENTRAL FALLS – The city’s high school, the oldest in Rhode Island, has been showing its age for many years. Mayor Maria Rivera, who graduated...
Maria Rivera is the first woman mayor in Central Falls’ history, and Rhode Island’s first Latina mayor. Prior to her swearing in as mayor in January 2021, she served as City Council president.  / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Engage with your community

Maria Rivera Central Falls mayor Leading one of the most densely populated cities in America on a small operating budget, I’ve quickly learned to appreciate the...

Healthy Héroes wellness program expands in 2023

PROVIDENCE – Healthy Héroes, an after-school program designed to help children and their families develop healthy exercise and nutrition habits, is expanding to more...

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England honors Leading Women

PROVIDENCE – Six prominent women, including business and nonprofit leaders, and one elected official, were honored by the Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England...
FOCAL POINT: Warwick Mayor Frank J. Picozzi stands on Conimicut Point with the Conimicut Shoal Lighthouse in the background. Picozzi wants to use some of the city’s federal COVID-19 relief funds to renovate the historic beacon.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Ready to spend: R.I. cities, towns have differing ideas about how...

The historic Conimicut Shoal Lighthouse at the mouth of the Providence River is far from being the shining beacon it once was, but Warwick...
PAWTUCKET AND CENTRAL FALLS have hired a consultant to joint economic development plan, workforce and business development assessment and feasibility study. The project will include recommendations for development around the the incoming train station which is being built at the site above. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket and Central Falls hire consultant for economic development

PROVIDENCE – Pawtucket and Central Falls have hired McCabe Enterprises to consult on a joint economic-development plan and workforce and business-development assessment, the municipalities...
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