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As we prepare to kick off a new week, let’s take a look back at the week that was.
Top stories this past week included:
The Preservation Society of Fall River creating low-income housing in a way people might not expect. Jim Soule, who co-founded the Preservation Society of Fall River and is the president of its board of directors, is attempting to change what low-income housing looks like. A house on June Street has undergone a year of restoration and will be rented out as low-income apartments within the next few weeks. Take a look around this historic, updated property.
The latest Greater Fall River real estate report, featuring a gorgeous Westport colonial that sold for $845,000. The home at 13 Autumn Dr. features pocket doors, built-in bookshelves, and multiple fireplaces. Check it out, as well as other recent top-selling properties.
These were the most read stories of the week on HeraldNews.com:
SouthCoast’s Portuguese American Mom to lead culinary adventure in Azores
To many in the South Coast and beyond, Westport resident Stacy Silva-Boutwell is known as the Portuguese American Mom.
She’s got a blog, cookbook, and bakery and tea shop, and now she’s got a new project cooking: she’ll be traveling to the Azores this fall to share her gastronomic know-how with travelers through an immersive 10-day cultural and culinary experience.
Silva-Boutwell has partnered with Fall River-based travel agency Sagres Vacations to lead an intimate, hands-on tour of São Miguel, the largest island in the archipelago of the Azores.
Here’s what they’ll be exploring during their visit to São Miguel, from food to history and more.
Have a nice trip:SouthCoast’s Portuguese American Mom to lead culinary adventure in Azores
Fall River police sued again: Man says he was hurt when cops barged into wrong apartment
Another city resident has filed a lawsuit alleging excessive use of force and civil rights violations against the Fall River Police Department, this time after officers allegedly entered the wrong apartment and injured a man when responding to a call regarding a suspect with a gun on Division Street in Jan. 2020.
Lawyers for Lawrence Galego, a local construction worker, filed the civil lawsuit in federal court in Boston on Dec. 31 against more than a dozen defendants, including former Fall River Police Chief Albert Dupere, eight of the responding police officers and four dispatchers involved in the call to the alleged victim’s apartment.
Herald News Reporter Jo C. Goode takes a look at the case, here.
Fall River police sued again:Man says he was hurt when cops barged into wrong apartment
A new Fall River drug and alcohol rehab center is still not accepting patients; here’s why
It’s been more than a year since Stanley Street Treatment and Resources celebrated the opening of a bright new facility on Weaver Street, but the first patients have yet to walk through the doors.
A legal battle is still holding up part of the building’s operation as a substance use treatment center.
“It impacts the community. Without these services, everybody who needs them doesn’t always get in,” said Sherry Ellis, SSTAR’s CEO. “We want to make sure we can serve everyone who needs it.”
Legal battle:A new Fall River drug and alcohol rehab center is still not accepting patients. Here’s why
Coming to your town: Construction projects done by Diman students
Each year, Diman students learning different construction trades spend their senior year working to build a house in Fall River, Somerset, Swansea or Westport.
This year, they’re taking the lead on two projects: building an on-site restroom for cemetery workers in Westport and a building addition for a local nonprofit.
“They get to use skills they learn in the shop area in a real-life setting,” said Maria Torres, the school’s Assistant Principal of Technical Affairs.
Coming to your town:Construction projects done by Diman students
Historic Grateful Dead concert posters on exhibit at Narrows Center for the Arts
The Narrows Center for the Arts and Bahr Gallery have teamed up to present the largest collection of Grateful Dead concert posters ever exhibited.
This exhibit will be displaying an array of original vintage posters used to advertise Grateful Dead concerts from back in the 1960s until the band’s final year in 1995.
They’ve got some pretty psychedelic works to share as part of the exhibition, and an opening reception planned for Sunday, Feb. 5.
Groovy:Historic Grateful Dead concert posters on exhibit at Narrows Center for the Arts
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