Tiny Central Falls, battered by the virus, tells its stories

GILDA HERNANDEZ visits the grave of her mother, Maria Cristina Pineda, who died of COVID-19, as she prays with family at a cemetery in East Providence on May 2. Pineda, of Guatemala, who had spent more than 20 years working as a babysitter in New York, came to Central Falls 14 years ago. (AP PHOTO/David Goldman)
CENTRAL FALLS (AP) — The beleaguered people of this tiny city moved quickly through the high school gym’s injection stations and then to rest on dozens of metal folding chairs, borrowed from the Knights of Columbus. Immunity was at hand, but no one was celebrating. Central Falls — the poorest and smallest city in the…

Register to keep reading or subscribe today and receive unlimited access.
Register Now Already a Subscriber? Login now

Purchase NowWant to share this story? Click Here to purchase a link that allows anyone to read it on any device whether or not they are a subscriber.

No posts to display