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poll: Central Falls #39: RI’s Best Communities 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

 

At one time called Chocolate Mill because of a chocolate factory located in its center, Central Falls is the most densely populated city in Rhode Island. Emerging from municipal bankruptcy, Central Falls has struggled to bring up its standard of living for many immigrants who call it home but looks to the future with optimism.   

Central Falls by the numbers

Established: 1730
Population: 19,376
Median household income: $32,759
Median housing price: $76,001

2013 Best Communities rankings

Overall ranking: 39
Affordability ranking: 5
Education ranking: 39
Economic Condition ranking: 37
Safety ranking: 33
Arts & Culture ranking: 39

Famous residents:

Lincoln Carter Almond, governor
Michael Breault, game designer, editor and author
Francis Condon, congressman
Viola Davis, actress
Carl Russell Fish, historian
Roland Hemond, baseball executive
Jack McGee, aviator
Glyn O'Malley, playwright
Charles Risk, congressman
John Robitaille, politician
Michelle Siwy, Fashion Designer 

 

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Chocolateville

Comment #1 by Easton Robert on 2013 06 17

It is Chocolateville not Chocolate Mill. The best things about Central Falls are:

Our municipal depatments are headed by by professionals with integrity, and they no longer have to look over their shoulders to make sure they keep their jobs. They just have to do their jobs.

We have a growing number of active residents of the city that will ensure that our municipal government supports the transparency that Mayor Diossa is working to achieve. They will also not let the city return to a past that sadly was poltically driven more often than not.

We will succeed in building a community that serves its residents and will be a model for others.

Al Romanowicz

Comment #2 by Albert Romanowicz on 2013 06 17




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