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RI Congressional Delegation Announces $1.6 Million for 3 New Fire Trucks

Central Falls, Exeter, and Woonsocket win federal grants for new pumper and ladder trucks to enhance public safety CENTRAL FALLS, RI - Today, Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $1,601,344 in federal funding to help fire departments in Central Falls, Exeter, and Woonsocket purchase new, state-of-the-art trucks and firefighting equipment. The new trucks will provide these communities with enhanced emergency response capabilities, vehicle safety advancements, and financial savings. The funding is made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Central Falls Fire Department is…
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Hombre atropellado en Central Falls

Rhode Island – La policía de Central Falls anuncio el arresto de Rigoberto Vásquez de 53 años por atropellar a Gary Laramee de 51 años. El accidente ocurrió la madrugada del sábado. Vásquez está acusado de manejar bajo la influencia de licor, licencia expirada de conducir y no para en atropello de la víctima, causando daños corporales. Laramee está grave en el Hospital Rhode Island. Vásquez compareció en corte el lunes y se encuentra detenido con una fianza de $ dólares.
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Adolescente bajo confinamiento arrestado en otra vivienda

Rhode Island - Un adolescente de Woonsocket quien estaba supuesto a estar bajo confinamiento domiciliario fue arrestado por tercera vez en Central Falls, en esta ocasión con cargos que incluye el de manufactura y entrega de cocaína y distribución de una sustancia controlada en una zona escolar. El muchacho de 16 años fue encontrado la mañana del martes en el 20 de la calle Rand y enviado a la Escuela de Entrenamiento de Rhode Island hasta su próxima comparecencia en corte el 28 de Diciembre
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Juvenile on home confinement arrested for narcotics possession and distribution within a school zone

CENTRAL FALLS – A Woonsocket youth who had been put on home confinement with electronic monitoring after an August carjacking – and who was arrested by Central Falls detectives in October, along with his mother, for violating a Family Court order – was arrested yet again Tuesday morning when members of the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) executed a narcotics search warrant at 20 Rand Street. The 16-year-old, still on home confinement, was charged with manufacturing and delivery of cocaine, distribution of a controlled substance within a school zone, and a subsequent violation of a Family Court order. He was held…
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Mayor Diossa introduces Dr. Michael Fine as Community Health Advisor Former RI Dept. of Health Director to strengthen culture of health in the city

Central Falls - As part of the city's ongoing efforts to promote a culture of health in the community, Mayor James Diossa announced today the arrival of Dr. Michael Fine as Community Health Advisor to the city. Formerly the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, Dr. Fine will work with city departments, community organizations and healthcare partners to improve the health and well-being of all Central Falls residents. "I'm excited to announce the recent addition of Dr. Fine to our team as we work to make Central Falls a healthier community," said Mayor James A. Diossa. "I consider…
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Fugitivo de Cranston capturado en Central Falls

Rhode Island - En Central Falls, la policía anuncio el arresto de Rashard Littlejohn de 34 años de Providence que era buscado por la policía de Cranston en relación a 4 incidentes de violencia doméstica en Noviembre y un quinto que se reportó el pasado sábado.  Littlejohn fue acusado con múltiples cargos incluidos los de  ingreso forzado, agresión, vandalismo doméstico
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Latino Public Radio transmitio en vivo desde Providence y Central Falls

Rhode Island - Latino Public Radio transmitió en vivo dos importantes eventos en el estado.  El sábado en la Pista de Patinaje de Alex and Oni en Providence se realizó la ceremonia que marca el inicio de la temporada navideña con el tradicional encendido del Árbol.  El Alcalde Jorge Elorza fue el anfitrión y estuvo acompañado de los Concejales.  Mientras que el domingo por la tarde,  estuvimos en Central Falls, con el Alcalde James Diossa, el Senador Jack Reed y el Congresista David Cicilline para el encendido del Árbol de Navidad, actividad en la que participaron cientos de personas.
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Central Falls Mayor James Diossa Delivered FY2015 Budget Address

Mayor Diossa proposes Central Falls is a comeback city due to tax relief, fiscal responsibility and strategic investments Central Falls, RI - On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:00 , Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa delivered his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Address to Central Falls City Council members and residents of Central Falls. "Together we have led this city with prudence and responsibility without forgetting why we are here in the first place: to serve the people of Central Falls. Budgets are about priorities. We have followed the State-imposed six year recovery plan faithfully and stabilized the city's finances…
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Correctional Officers Union Endorses Frank Caprio for Treasurer

The Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers (RIBCO) today announced their endorsement of Frank Caprio for Treasurer of Rhode Island. "The hard-working men and women in our union are excited to support Frank in his comeback bid for the Treasurer's office," said RIBCO President Richard Ferruccio. "Frank will be a strong voice for middle class families who want a Treasurer who saves taxpayer dollars and works everyday to grow the economy and create jobs." RIBCO represents approximately 1,300 members, comprising rank and file officers, stewards, inmate industries' supervisors, office personnel, and medical and social work professionals. "I am grateful to…
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Raimondo to Honor 41 High School Juniors with Young Leader Award

PROVIDENCE, - Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo will visit Ximedica to present the Treasury Young Leader Awards on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Young Leader Awards are presented to Rhode Island high school juniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence and service to their community. Michael Pereira, Senior Vice President and Head of Technology and Operations at Ximedica, will speak at the ceremony. "I am eager to meet these talented students, who not only excel at their studies but also make meaningful contributions in their communities," Raimondo said. "They truly make me proud and optimistic for the future…
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