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The Boys and Girls Club of Fall River received $1,000 to support staff for its Triple Play program. • Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) was awarded $1,000 to help provide scholarships to youth for their Explore Your Environment program. • The RAPPP Program at Southcoast Health received $1,000 to ...
The city will receive just over $2.6 million in Community Development Block Grant awards and other funding for housing and homelessness. FALL RIVER — The city will receive just over $2.6 million in Community Development Block Grant awards and other funding for housing and homelessness.

FALL RIVER — Mayor Jasiel Correia II has hired a new inspectional services director. Glenn Hathaway, a five year veteran in Inspectional Services as a building inspector, was notified by Correia on Wednesday. On Thursday afternoon he was surrounded by several dozen city co-workers congratulating ...
David Medeiros, 44, stood in the courtroom silently, looking down on his cuffed hands, as Superior Court Judge William F. Sullivan sentenced him Friday in Fall River. FALL RIVER - A Fall River man will spend at least 13 years in prison after being convicted this week of raping a 13-year-old relative in his ...
FALL RIVER - Initial reports of a pipe bomb in a vehicle in Fall River on Friday turned out to be false. The Fall River Police Department says an officer was investigating a vehicle that had been parked in a no-parking zone on Bank Street at around 7:30 a.m. on Friday. While taking a closer look at the 1999 ...
FALL RIVER — It's going to be a busy time this summer and into next year with road and traffic upgrades, street improvements and infrastructure modernization. Streetscapes. The $7 million streetscapes project is an initiative of Mayor Jasiel Correia II. Beginning the first four projects is exciting, he said.

Dorothy and John Priske are passionate about sustainable farming and helping young farmers reach success. The Priskes, who own Fountain Prairie Farm near Fall River, have participated in sustainable farm-to-table farming for many years. After scaling back somewhat, the Priskes wanted an opportunity ...
FALL RIVER — The State Fire Marshal's office has determined that the death of a 69-year-old woman in a city apartment was caused by the improper use of smoking materials. The death of Diane Roy in her Tecumseh Mill apartment occurred on April 7. According to the investigation, Roy's clothes ignited ...
FALL RIVER - Congratulations to the Fitness Challenge top five finishers. Liz Mota took first place, Glenda Arruda came in second, Erica Bouchard third, Wendy Cole fourth) and Rebecca Randall was fifth. These women worked extremely hard and lost between 13 percent and 19 percent of their body ...
FALL RIVER — A local dentist who practices in Swansea was arrested recently on gun and vandalism charges following a neighbor dispute in Fall River. Francis E. Dowling, 52, of 100 Fulton St., is alleged to have threatened to shoot his neighbor's father during an argument last Wednesday where the ...
The children were between ages 5 and 9 when the alleged abuse occurred, according to court documents. FALL RIVER — A Fall River man has been arrested on child abuse charges stemming from allegations that he hit two young family members in his care with a belt on several occasions. The children ...
A Fall River man was arrested on gun charges Wednesday after a dispute over a parking spot led him to vandalize a neighbor's car and threaten to shoot her father, police said. The neighbor, a 47-year-old woman, told police that Francis Dowling, 52, approached her right after she sat down in her car in the ...
The city Redevelopment Authority signed a letter of intent Wednesday with an unnamed national company to begin the process of selling 91 acres off of Innovation Way. FALL RIVER – A 1 million square foot plant, bringing 500 jobs, is being planned for the biopark. The city Redevelopment Authority signed ...
FALL RIVER — Police arrested a Fall River woman accused of brandishing a handgun during a neighbor dispute last week on New Boston Road. Heather Nolette, 28, of 138 New Boston Road, is alleged to have been carrying a loaded silver revolver when she confronted a woman who was arguing with ...
Police reported seizing $90 in cash and spoke with a witness who reported buying crack cocaine from Robinson, who was charged with distribution of a Class B drug. Robinson was released on personal recognizance after being arraigned March 26 in Fall River District Court, and is scheduled to return to ...
The Massachusetts Lottery announced that Rivera-Cirino, of Fall River, is the seventh grand prize winner in the lottery's ”$500 a Week for Life” instant game. A new home and business are in Nakia Rivera-Cirino's future. The Massachusetts Lottery announced that Rivera-Cirino, of Fall River, is the seventh ...
School referendums pass in Horicon, Fall River and Cambria ... School referendums passed in Cambria, Fall River and Horicon Tuesday. ... In Fall River, voters passed by a margin of 523 to 463, a referendum to spend $7.8 million for making school improvements including constructing athletic facilities, but ...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence police and Massachusetts State Police say they broke up a large-scale heroin and fentanyl trafficking operation that was funneling drugs from Greater Providence into Fall River and New Bedford, Mass. In the past week, they arrested eight men and raided five houses in ...
Three Fall River medical marijuana businesses say they will seek recreational permit .... FALL RIVER — All three companies building dispensaries for medical marijuana will apply to sell marijuana recreationally as well. CannaTech Medicinals; Hope, Heal, Health; and Northeast Alternatives will all be in ...
FALL RIVER — A city man will serve up to 12 years in prison after carjacking and assaulting a pair of elderly sisters a day after robbing a laundromat. The Bristol County District Attorney's office announced that Daniel Carvalho, 53, pleaded guilty to a multi-count indictment, charging him with breaking and ...
FALL RIVER – This will take some getting used to. When you walk into the new Ocean State Job Lot in the south end, you will walk right into the food department. Plus the aisles will be wide enough for two people to pass by without becoming best friends. Other than that, the new Job Lot will be a lot like the ...
All over the country, all the time, people are out in the street, marching for women's rights, marching for gun control, marching for gay rights. #MeToo. March for Our Lives. In Fall River, we're watching the Pats game, or the Celtics game, or the Red Sox game, or whatever stupid, artificial competition we can ...
According to police, the Jeep was later spotted on Route 6 outside of Fall River. Police attempted to pull the Jeep over and when it didn't stop, a chase ensued through several communities. It finally ended in East Providence. Police say Figueroa rammed a Seekonk K-9 cruiser several times during the ...
Forever Paws, a no-kill animal shelter in Fall River, will host its annual Spring Fling and Wellness Fair on Sunday, April 8, at Rachel's Lakeside, 950 State Road, Dartmouth, from noon to 5 p.m. Services will include reflexology, massage, reiki, angel and tarot card readings, ear candling, flame card, earth ...
Just when I get a little comfortable in Fall River, the big world takes a long look at us and describes what they see. And the headline is never, “State Says Everything Is Fabulous in Fall River,” or “City Government Doesn't Know What to Do With All That Money,” or even, “Fall River: Where EVERYONE Can ...
Police officers also found a baseball bat, with shards of glass embedded in it, inside Figueroa's vehicle. FALL RIVER - Authorities say a Fall River man on Saturday evening pulled his vehicle in front of the Fall River police station, got out of his car, grabbed a baseball bat and smashed the station's glass ...
FALL RIVER – A new gluten-free baked goods and vegan soup and sandwich cafe is proposing to open in a former chiropractor office at 268 Highland Ave., across from Charlton Memorial Hospital. The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday approved a variance to change the use of the location.
A 21-page report released Friday by the district attorney's office said that Larry Ruiz-Barreto “intentionally and unlawfully” used his motor vehicle to imperil the life of Fall River police officer Nicholas Hoar. The report says Ruiz-Barreto drove at Hoar, who was not in a position to avoid the vehicle and was ...
FALL RIVER — It is no longer a surprise when the teams from the south come calling to Rex-Cut Abrasives. They're courting, really, Robert Gauvin said. They come offering Rex-Cut help and happiness if the company picks up from their home in the industrial park and moves to a new home. “About once a ...
Police are asking for assistance to locate a woman they described as “missing and endangered.” FALL RIVER — Police are asking for assistance to locate a woman they described as “missing and endangered.” Police said Tristine Kayne Mersing, 24, was last seen on Wednesday, March 14, wearing black ...
When he lost his parents and began taking care of himself, Richard Cabral realized he had another family to lean on. FALL RIVER – When he lost his parents and began taking care of himself, Richard Cabral realized he had another family to lean on. Durfee High, the Boys and Girls Club, Greater Fall River ...
FALL RIVER - Every Romeiro who walks Fall River's streets on Good Friday has his or her reason for wearing a shawl, carrying a walking stick and saying the rosary in Portuguese. Joe Medeiros, of Fall River, walked on Friday to give thanks to God for helping him to overcome a cancer diagnosis two years ...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — More than 100 workers from Fall River rallied Monday as part of a national day of action in support of unions across the country. This comes as the Supreme Court hears a case which challenges an Illinois law that allows unions representing government employees to collect ...
AmeriCann, a marijuana company, began work on the 52 acres it owns in the Business Park of Freetown, just over the Fall River line. It will build a 130,000 square foot greenhouse, warehouse and laboratory to grow, process and package marijuana. The facility will take marijuana from seed to buds or oils.
You can't count on Fall River people to consume art, but you can count on us to drink beer. That's why the new SouthCoast Marketplace includes two restaurants that serve liquor, a liquor store and a movie theater that serves liquor. My personal opinion is that, if you're drinking at the movies, you're drinking ...
FALL RIVER — The creation of new city government positions and recent salary increases for two top administrators are among the topics on the City Council's Tuesday agenda. During the Committee on Finance the council will address a resolution submitted by City Councilor Bradford Kilby requesting ...
FALL RIVER — The city's housing joint tenant council has been awarded nearly $200,000 to support public housing programs. Congressmen Bill Keating and Joseph Kennedy announced the award of $186,000 through Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinators Program. “Affordable ...
FALL RIVER — The idea, championed by President Donald J. Trump, that public school teachers should be armed with handguns in the classroom is getting a cool reception among educators in Greater Fall River. “I think it's really disappointing that the narrative has come to this,” said Thomas Aubin, the ...
On the one hand, Stephanie Mancini has been part of enhancing the YMCA practically her whole life. FALL RIVER — On the one hand, Stephanie Mancini has been part of enhancing the YMCA practically her whole life. Growing up in Franklin, her role as a teen at the Hockomock “Y” was as a lifeguard and ...
BOSTON — More than 2,300 students were restrained in Massachusetts public schools during the last school year resulting in 244 injuries to students and staff, according to never-before collected data released by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The number of ...
FALL RIVER – Jobs on the Fall River Line steamships paid well in the 1850s with an average pay of about $14 per month, and some up to $25. Many of the positions were filled by African-Americans living in Fall River, Newport and New York. White-gloved and uniformed, they welcomed passengers ...
FALL RIVER – Businesses in the industrial park, many already paying $100,000 a year or more in property taxes, are looking at thousands of dollars of increases if the bond passes to finance a new high school. No matter how you feel about the school, said Karl Hetzler, president of the Fall River Industrial ...
... male around the same age as the first suspect. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, grey sweatpants and black sneakers. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should contact Detective Larry Ferreira of the Fall River Police Department Major Crimes Division at (508) 324-2796.
VERONA, N.Y. — Three SouthCoast residents — one from Fall River and two from Westport — were killed Wednesday in a single-car crash while driving on the New York State Thruway, New York State Police said. Troopers responded to a rollover crash Wednesday morning on the westbound side of the ...
FALL RIVER (CBS) – One person was sent to a hospital after a dump truck sander crashed on Route 24 in Fall River early Thursday morning, shutting part of the road down at the start of rush hour. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The person's condition was not immediately known.
FALL RIVER – Rail travelers from Fall River and New Bedford will save “approximately an hour” each day traveling to Boston when the Phase I Middleborough secondary route is completed by late 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said. That comparison to auto travel, and an estimated ...
FALL RIVER — Police this week arrested a man who had been on the Fall River Police Department's Top Ten Most Wanted list since a shots-fired incident last February. Thai Boun, 35, of Fall River, had been a fugitive for almost one year to the day after he was apprehended on Wednesday, Fall River ...
FALL RIVER — The city's industrial north end, with nearly 7,000 workers, will get not one but two day care centers soon. SeaKids, 421 Currant Road, is holding open houses on Thursday and Sunday and accepting applications for infants and young children. WORD Child Development Center, 951 Slade ...
A sanding truck and two other vehicles were involved in a crash Thursday that shut down a section of a Fall River highway. The sander, owned by a Swansea landscaping company, lost a tire and rolled over on Route 24 south. A sport utility vehicle slammed into the truck, and a Toyota Camry slammed into ...
Crash closes Route 24 south in Fall River. by NBC 10 NEWS. A dump truck and at least two cars were involved in a crash on Route 24 in Fall River, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (WJAR). 24-3.jpg · 24-1.jpg · FALL RIVER AX.transfer_frame_922.jpg · FALL RIVER AX.transfer_frame_68.jpg ...


 

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