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Central Falls looks to crowdfunding platform Citizinvestor to help spruce up Jenks Park

Less than a year after emerging from federal bankruptcy, city officials continue to find new ways to spruce up the state’s poorest and smallest municipality. Now, Central Falls is teaming with Citizinvestor, a crowdfunding platform for community projects, to help guide the city’s 19,400 residents to invest in their community. The partnership hopes to raise money to install “one-of-a-kind,” steel trash cans and recycling bins in Jenks Park. The park is on Broad Street right next to Central Falls City Hall. “The future is bright for the City of Central Falls,” said Mayor James A. Diossa, who is running unopposed for a new three-year term in November. “Our citizens are eager to rebuild this great community. We are excited to partner with an innovative company like Citizinvestor to help empower residents, Rhode Islanders and even those across the nation to invest in Central Falls.” The project is a first for Citizinvestor in Rhode Island. The organization was launched in September 2012 and it has been involved in public projects in Philadelphia, Boston, California and Oregon. It currently is working with 65 cities across the country. In Central Falls, the trash cans and bins will be designed and made by a […]

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