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Ex-Official Apologizes, Pleads Guilty To Corruption Charge

AP | DAVID KLEPPER and ERIKA NIEDOWSKI | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The former mayor of a Rhode Island city that recently emerged from bankruptcy pleaded guilty to a federal corruption charge M...

Bankruptcy Plan Saves Tiny City, But Not Without Scars

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business

* State intervention protects bondholders, stops contagion * Retirees' pensions slashed, elected officials stripped of power ...

Matt Sledge

Hershey, What? This Town Used To Be Called Chocolateville!

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

Central Falls does not have much. The former industrial Rhode Island town, with a population of around 20,000, is in the news mostly for its calamitou...

City May Soon Charge Fee To Sit In Park

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.05.2012 | Business

Imagine having to pay to sit on the grass. That could be happening soon in North Las Vegas, where the city council is considering charging residen...

Matt Sledge

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Detroit?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.29.2012 | Detroit

PHILADELPHIA -- Bankers, consultants and elected officials gathered at a conference here on Wednesday to discuss a hot political question for the form...

How A Chocolate Bar Could Save A City

AP | By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. -- Mike Ritz is trying to help save Central Falls – one chocolate bar at a time. While Central Falls is often called a "fai...

Not Just Layoffs: Eight Ways Cities Reduce Employee Costs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

When city officials need to trim personnel costs, firing people isn't the first thing they look to do: it's the third. City budgets are stretched ...

Smallest City In Smallest State Files For Bankruptcy

Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

(Edith Honan) - Central Falls, Rhode Island, one of a handful of U.S. cities and counties facing fiscal collapse in the wake of the economic reces...

The Affluent, Failing, Public School: Does It Really Exist?

Martha Infante | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Martha Infante

If bad teachers are everywhere, then failing schools must be everywhere too. Thus I began my search for affluent, failing schools with the information available on the world wide web.

Central Falls High School Will Rehire Everybody After Firing All Teachers

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. — A school district that gained the support of President Barack Obama for promoting accountability after it fired all its te...

Central Falls High School To Fire Every Single Teacher

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A Rhode Island high school is set to fire every single teacher after the teachers' union refused to go along with the superintendent's proposed plan f...