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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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Central Falls HS Selected as Breaking Ranks School

Central Falls High School is one of 20 schools from across the country selected to present at the Breaking Ranks 2015 National Showcase. A team of students, parents, teachers, and administrators will travel to San Diego, California to the National Association of Secondary School Principals 2015 Annual Conference February 19-21. Here the group from Central Falls will present the school's journey through transformation. To learn more about this recognition, please read the press releases below.
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RI Mayors Mckee And Diossa Join Bill Gates And Other City Leaders To Discuss Education

Providence, RI -- Today, Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa join a group of more than 50 mayors from across the country to discuss ways to improve public education in their cities. The event, entitled the "Mayors in Education Convening," is being sponsored in Washington, DC by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The mayors are gathering to discuss a wide range of topics that are uniquely impacting public school students in their cities, including the Common Core State Standards, school finance reform, community engagement, and innovations and successful practices for mayoral leadership in education. Bill Gates also will host a morning conversation with the mayors on the…
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Central Falls Mayor James Diossa and State Rep. Grace Diaz Endorse Frank Caprio for Treasurer

PROVIDENCE - Today, State Representative (D-11) and Vice-Chair of the RI Democratic Party, Grace Diaz, and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa endorsed Frank Caprio for General Treasurer of Rhode Island. "I know that Frank will be a strong voice for the issues impacting the community," said Diaz.  "He understands that education and economic development need to be the top priorities for state government right now. I can't wait to get out in the community and rally support for Frank's comeback to the Treasury." Mayor Diossa said, "Small businesses are the backbone of Rhode Island's economy.  I am impressed by Frank's…
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Navigant Credit Union: Business together for a stronger CommUNITY!

THE FUTURE OF Central Falls IS IN YOUR HANDS… Business together for a stronger CommUNITY!   Please join The Learning Community, The City of Central Falls and Navigant Credit Union to celebrate 10 years of one of the state’s most innovative schools this coming Tuesday, March 11th from 6-8 pm. You, the Business Owners of the Blackstone Valley are cordially invited to their Birthday Party! This celebration will be  held at Navigant Credit Union in Central Falls located at 693 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863. Detailed information attached. Mark your calendars today for this exciting celebration and networking opportunity!…
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The Learning Community and Collaborators Receive $75,000 Blue Cross Grant to Lead Nutrition and Physical Activity Program for Youth & Families

CENTRAL FALLS, RI (February18, 2014) – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) announced today that it has awarded The Learning Community, a K-8 public charter school serving Central Falls, Providence and Pawtucket, a $75,000 grant to fund Not Just Gym, a nutrition and physical activity program to engage students and their families in a lifelong commitment to exercise and healthy living. In collaboration with local partners, The Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living and Shri Yoga Studios’ Shri Service Corps, The Learning Community will use funding for Not Just Gym to deepen their health and fitness programs. New…
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Central Falls Launches Ticket Amnesty Program

The Central Falls Police Department in conjunction with the Central Falls Municipal Court will provide the public with an amnesty period for any unpaid municipal citations and tickets. The amnesty period will run from February 18th through April 15th 2014.  During this time, any person who has an unpaid municipal ticket will be able to pay only the amount of the original fine.  All additional warrant fees or court costs that might have been incurred due to default or non-payment of the original fine WILL BE WAIVED during the amnesty period. We urge the public to utilize this opportunity to…
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THE FUTURE OF Central Falls IS IN YOUR HANDS… Business together for a stronger CommUNITY!

Please join Navigant Credit Union and Rhode Island Legal Services to our next Business Owners meeting at our NAVIGANT CREDIT UNION BRANCH in Central Falls. In an effort to assist local merchants with their needs, keynote speaker, Elizabeth Segovis, Esq. Director of Training and Supervision - RI Legal Services, will share valuable information. She will also talk to you about your “Legal Rights and Responsibilities regarding the IRS – Internal Revenue Services” The Business Owners Meeting will be held at Navigant Credit Union in Central Falls located at 693 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863. Space is limited!!, Please reserve…
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Students Chosen to Central Falls Youth Council

The five students selected are: Angel Mendez, Grade 9; Jolon Rubio, Grade 10; Sebastian Zuleta, Grade 11; Evelyn Cante, Grade 12; and Julian Soares, Grade 12. The five students selected went through an application and interview process. They will be part of Mayor Diossa's first Youth Council until the end of the academic year (June 2014).
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