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Mayor Grebien & Mayor Rivera Join Local Volunteers for MLK Day of Service Neighborhood Cleanup

PAWTUCKET – On Monday January 16th, Mayor Donald R. Grebien joined Central Falls Mayor, Maria Rivera, and nearly 50 local volunteers for a neighborhood cleanup in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is recognized as a National Day of Service - a day where Americans work together to make our communities a more equitable place to live, work, and play. This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mayors Grebien and Rivera teamed up to clean the surrounding area of the Pawtucket- Central Falls Train Station, opening next Monday, January 23rd.

“The residents of Central Falls and Pawtucket did an incredible job honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at our neighborhood cleanup today” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “We are so proud of the new transit hub coming to our communities and felt there was no better way to celebrate than by working together to clean the surrounding area.”

Volunteers included state representatives and senators as well as city council and school committee members from both Pawtucket and Central Falls. Folks from the City of Pawtucket and Central Falls, The Pawtucket Foundation, RIPTA, Coastal1 Credit Union and other local organizations also participated.

Department of Public Works employees from both cities played a vital role throughout the cleanup by following volunteers in trucks to pick up trash bags as well as larger items.

The City of Pawtucket intends to continue the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service tradition in the years to come.

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Contact: Grace Voll

January 17, 2023                                      

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