2019 Central Falls Easter in the Park

CENTRAL FALLS – Join the City of Central Falls on Saturday, April 20th from 1 to 2:30 pm for their annual Easter event at Jenks Park. This family-friendly event will feature an egg hunt for children 2-7 years old, the roaming railroad, face painters, balloon twisters, bouncy houses, and plenty of activities for both the younger and older age groups to participate in and win Easter candy all free to attendees. “Our Easter in the Park event continues to grow and bring excitement to families each year,”said Mayor James A. Diossa. “It brings me great joy to see children have…
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Trump: ‘I Know Nothing About WikiLeaks’; US Seeks Assange Extradition

VOA NEWS - Henry Ridgwell LONDON — President Donald Trump said Thursday he has no knowledge of the website WikiLeaks, after the whistleblowing site’s founder, Julian Assange, was arrested in Britain. The 47-year-old Australian national had been living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012, but was ejected Thursday and taken into custody by British police. Ecuador said Assange had broken asylum conventions by continuing to interfere in other countries’ affairs through the publishing of confidential information. Trump was questioned by reporters on the arrest Thursday. “I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing,” Trump said. “I know…
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On Ellis Island, a Wall Honors Immigrants Old and New

VOA NEWS - Ramon Taylor ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK — It may surprise no one to see names like "The Russo Family" from Sicily, Italy, or Anton Ivanovich Malygin from St. Petersburg, Russia, inscribed on Ellis Island's American Immigrant Wall of Honor — a manifestation of common migration patterns to the United States from Europe more than a century ;But on a nearby panel, reflecting the Upper New York Bay and the shapes of visitors in its stainless steel, are the names "Topiltzin and Angela Martínez Family" from Honduras; "Teresa and Rosa E. López" from Puerto Barrios, Guatemala; and "Jaime F. Hernández" from…
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Infighting Stalls Disaster Aid for Puerto Rico, Southeast

VOA NEW - Associated Press Six months after hurricanes devastated the Southeast, infighting among Washington's tribes has shelved a widely backed disaster aid package that's desperately being sought by President Donald Trump's allies in Florida and Georgia. Trump's opposition to aid to Puerto Rico — slammed by back-to-back hurricanes in 2017 — has sparked a standoff with Democrats demanding more aid for the island territory. Trump is feuding with the island's Democratic officials and railed against aid to Puerto Rico at a closed-door lunch with Senate Republicans last month. Senate Republicans have stuck with the president so far, refusing to…
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Lt. Governor McKee Joins Delegation on Economic Mission to Taiwan

PROVIDENCE, RI – Lt. Governor Dan McKee will join a delegation of elected leaders and local business owners from the Blackstone Valley on an economic mission to Taiwan.  The delegation includes Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, Representative Carlos Tobon (D-Pawtucket), Senator Sandra Cano (D-Pawtucket), Robert Billington, President of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council and local business leaders.  The delegation departs for Asia on Friday, April 12 and returns Tuesday, April 23. The delegation will visit Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Health and Welfare and Education Department. The group will attend a ceremony to accept the donation…
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Event to highlight legislation to reform licensing

STATE HOUSE – Sen. Harold M. Metts (D-Dist. 6, Providence) and Rep. Scott A. Slater (D-Dist. 10, Providence) will be joined by advocates from the Coalition for Fair Chance Licensing today for an event highlighting their licensing reform legislation. Thursday, April 11, at 3 , Senator Metts, Representative Slater and the Coalition for Fair Chance Licensing will have their Fair Chance Licensing Campaign Kick-Off at the Senate Lounge, State House It is well established that the path to stability for people caught up in the criminal justice system is through employment, yet after meeting all of the demands of a…
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Stop & Shop Workers Walk Off Job

Members From UFCW Locals Walk Off Jobs Across New England in Support of Contract That Protects Benefits, Customer Service PROVIDENCE, RI - Today, at 1:15 , the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 328 members who work at Stop & Shop will be walking off their jobs. At the same time, UFCW Members at Locals 371, 919, 1445, and 1459 will be walking off their jobs at Stop & Shop stores in Connecticut and Massachusetts. UFCW Local 328 Stop & Shop members of Stop & Shop, 1128 Mineral Springs Avenue, North Providence, RI on April 11 at 1:15 Protest…
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Pawtucket Man Detained on Drug Trafficking Charges

PROVIDENCE – A Pawtucket man who fled members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force on Tuesday during an investigation into his alleged drug trafficking activities was arrested by FBI agents on Wednesday in Fall River, Mass., and ordered detained today following his initial appearance in District Court in Providence on drug trafficking charges, announced United States Attorney Aaron L. Weisman and Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. According to court documents, over the past week members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force have been investigating the alleged drug trafficking activities of 24-year-old…
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Reed Announces $24.8 Million in HUD Community Grants for RI

New federal funds will help Cranston, East Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick, Woonsocket and other communities address pressing challenges - from housing and homelessness to increasing opportunities for economic development WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to help revitalize local neighborhoods and support economic development and affordable housing programs throughout the state, Senator Jack Reed today announced that Rhode Island will receive a total of $24,811,829 in federal aid from several programs.  Reed, the Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD), said the allocations for Rhode Island include $16,296,176 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program; $5,936,584 from the Home…
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Trump: Se necesitan más tropas en la frontera con México

El presidenteDonald Trump habla con periodistas sobre política fronteriza durante un evento de recaudación de fondos en San Antonio, Texas. Abril 10, 2019. VOA NEWS - Steve Herman El presidente Donald Trump dice que será necesario enviar más tropas a la frontera sur del país porque demasiadas personas peligrosas están ingresando ilegalmente a los Estados Unidos. "Voy a tener que llamar a más militares. Nuestros militares, no lo olviden, no pueden actuar como lo haría un militar. Porque si se pusieran un poco bruscos, todos se volverían locos", dijo Trump, en Texas a periodistas durante una reunión con rancheros que…
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