Friday Five: Nixle, Supplemental Tax Tuesday, Money Management, Jobs

Get set for the weekend, and check out these things to know:


Nixle - After the recent snowstorm the Woonsocket Police and Fire Department  want to send a reminder about Nixle.  During the snowstorm residents received a phone message with information from Nixle.  We are encouraging all residents and interested parties to sign up for Nixle’s OPT IN notification alerts.  You will be able to choose what messages you want to be informed of including emergency alerts, public safety updates, or community event information. You can receive Nixle messages on your cell phone, tablet, or other device.

Supplemental Tax - The Woonsocket Budget Commission will discuss how to assess tax bills to increase the city's 2012 tax levy by 4.5 percent Tuesday, 2 p.m., at City Hall. The increase is one element of the Commission's plan to fix the city's $14.5 million deficit over the next five years. They'll meet at City Hall in Harris Hall at 3 p.m.

Money Management Training - The More for Your Money Program is offering FREE workshops to help individuals in areas such astracking spending, creating a budget, learning to save, opening and managing a checking account,understanding credit and credit scores and more. The next 4-week workshop series will be heldat Family Resources Community Action, 65 Main St. Woonsocket, RI beginning Wednesday, March 13 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Participants can also receive individualized financial coaching.For more information or to register for the training, contact Monah Rhodes at 401-235-6081 ormrhodes@famresri.org.

For more information about other FRCA financial stability, employment & training, career advancementand other programs to support and strengthen individuals, call 401-766-0900 or visit www.famresri.org

Job training - looking for a new career? Attend an information session on CCF's job training programs held every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Chaplin Perez Community Center 37 Center St. E-mail Heidi Collins at hcollins@ccfcenter.org with any questions.

School's out: Winter recess is this week, so watch out on the roads today. There won't be buses to look out for this morning, but kids might be out and about exercising their free time. 


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