CENTRAL FALLS â€” Mayor-elect James Diossa is marshalling expertise from across the state to advise him on a variety of issues as he prepares to take the helm of the stateâ€™s smallest and poorest city.
Dozens of volunteers from various walks of life have joined an â€śadvisory councilâ€ť and have been divided up into five committees to assist the new mayor with various aspects of city life. They are expected to report their advice to Diossa 100 days into his new term.
PROVIDENCE â€” His primary outlet and source of pure enjoyment having been taken away, the question was then posed as to how Nyheem Sanders planned on incorporating competitive basketball back into his life.
It was a college career squarely on the bubble, and thatâ€™s where the story of this Pawtucket native begins.
No one wants to hear the message that Sanders was told in fall of 2011, when Bob Walsh, the menâ€™s basketball head coach at Rhode Island College, informed Sanders that he didnâ€™t figure into the Anchormenâ€™s plans for the upcoming season.