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Pawtucket should annex Central Falls, says receiver

December 16, 2010

Central Falls is too small, too poor and way too deep in debt to remain a city on its own.
That is the verdict of state appointed receiver Mark Pfeiffer, who recommends that neighboring Pawtucket take over the Square Mile City or, failing that, services such as police, fire and public works be regionalized with surrounding communities to keep Central Falls afloat.
“Central Falls, in my judgment, cannot remain a stand-alone community as it presently is unless the state wants to subsidize it into the future,” Pfeiffer told reporters at City Hall Wednesday morning.

Mayor gets huge sendoff

December 16, 2010

PAWTUCKET — On a night that Joan Doyle described as “kind of surreal” and her husband called “heartwarming,” nearly 500 people turned out for a retirement gala to honor Pawtucket's longest serving mayor, James E. Doyle.

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