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Central Falls Rhode Island

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...

Bankrupt Town's Mayor Committed Massive Foreclosure Fraud

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

* US prosecutors to recommend prison for mayor, backer * City saw 156 foreclosures in 2008 * Central Falls filed for ban...

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 ...

Failing Students At Rhode Island Middle School Allowed to Graduate

Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

Dozens of eighth graders at Rhode Island’s Calcutt Middle School who failed two to three of their core classes of math, science, English and social ...

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...

Meryl Streep Donates $10,000 To Struggling Rhode Island Charter School

AP | By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Meryl Streep has donated $10,000 to a charter school in the struggling Rhode Island city of Central Falls after a plug from fellow...

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...