James Diosa http://ripr.org en Election Day In Woonsocket And Central Falls http://ripr.org/post/election-day-woonsocket-and-central-falls <p>Woonsocket election officials are expecting about a third of eligible voters to cast ballots in Tuesday’s mayoral election. State Representative Lisa Baldelli-Hunt faces current Mayor Leo Fontaine in the municipal election, which also features races for city council.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:28:18 +0000 Flo Jonic 24343 at http://ripr.org Election Day In Woonsocket And Central Falls Central Falls Expands City Hall Hours on Tuesdays http://ripr.org/post/central-falls-expands-city-hall-hours-tuesdays <p>The city of Central Falls has taken steps to be more accessible to residents. Starting next Tuesday and continuing on the second and last Tuesday of every month, Central Falls City Hall will be open until 7:00pm.</p><p>On the same Tuesdays, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa will hold “office hours” where city residents can come to his second floor office and meet with him. The office hours will be from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.</p><p>Diossa said he is making the changes to accommodate the busy schedules of the city’s hard-working residents.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 16:22:12 +0000 Flo Jonic 14932 at http://ripr.org Central Falls Expands City Hall Hours on Tuesdays Central Falls mayor working on ending receivership http://ripr.org/post/central-falls-mayor-working-ending-receivership <p>The mayor of Central Falls says he’s working with the city council president to bring receivership to and end. Council President William Benson Jr. is one of three council members who refuse to meet with the receiver’s office to go over a five-year plan guiding the city out of bankruptcy.&nbsp; The councilors and receiver’s office are in a legal battle over when the receiver should leave.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:02:57 +0000 Catherine Welch 8979 at http://ripr.org Central Falls mayor working on ending receivership