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Bankrupt city pays for new trash cans with crowdfunding

06
Dec
2013

Priding itself on being the smallest city in the smallest state, Rhode Islands Central Falls has now set itself apart from the rest of the country in another way: it has successfully crowdfunded new bins for its main public space, Jenks Park. The campaign started in September, looking to collect $10,044 to beautify and clean up the park, in the wake of the city going bankrupt in 2011. Its a pioneering effort to harness the webs connectivity and goodwill to complete public projects, and the fact 68 backers were found to provide the support should encourage others to do the same. …

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