At the start of a new week, we look back at the week that was.
Top stories from the past week included:
Third Street will retain its name for now. The Planning Board has petitioned the City Council to rename Third Street from Bedford to Borden Street after Jean Baptiste LePage, the first Fall River resident killed in World War I. Here’s what you need to know about what happened.
Greater Fall River’s latest real estate report, featuring a Somerset ranch that sold for $600,000. The New Hampshire Avenue home features a modern eat-in kitchen, large living room, and cozy den, plus a primary suite with a Jacuzzi tub. Check out this property, as well as other recent top sellers.
These were the most read stories of the week on HeraldNews.com:
Fast enough for a speeding ticket? A Fall River cop broke the police academy running record
Officer Daryan Rogers is one of the newest recruits to the Fall River Police Department, having graduated from Plymouth Police Academy in July.
While there, he broke an academy record for 300 yards in 37.1 seconds.
Put another way, that’s running at just over 18 mph.
Fast enough for a ticket?: A Fall River cop broke the police academy running record
A Fall River couple, arrested by Rhode Island State Police in November 2022 for allegedly stealing multiple catalytic converters, has been charged in Providence County Superior Court.
According to the office of RI Attorney General Peter F. Neronha, 41-year-old Jason Gagnon and 42-year-old Faith Pinault, formally arraigned on June 29, each face four counts of theft of more than $1,500, four counts of tampering with one vehicular, and one count of conspiracy to commit theft.
A release from the AG’s office states that on Oct. 17, 2022, Bristol Police responded to a report that catalytic converters had been stolen from multiple vehicles at Shannon Court, a commercial property in Bristol, RI, which is home to several small businesses.
Fall River couple sued: AG: Fall River couple caught on camera stealing catalytic converters from RI corporate complex
Former Massachusetts media personality guilty of indecent assault against a child
Former local talk show host and journalist Richard “Ric” Oliveira was found guilty last week of indecent assault and assault and battery against a child under 14 and a felony assault and battery, and was subsequently sentenced to two years in prison with one year served .
Oliveira, 53, showed no emotion when Fall River District Court Judge Cynthia Brackett ruled on his conviction and when court officials took him into custody. The former Swansea resident was equally stoic when the female accuser, who was a child at the time of the assault, gave a victim impact statement to the court.
Herald News Reporter Jo C. Goode has the story.
‘despicable’: Former Massachusetts media personality guilty of indecent assault against a child
The state’s new DCR chief gave Fall River the secret to waterfront development
Brian Arrigo, Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, took a day trip to the South Coast on Tuesday to see some of DCR’s properties, such as Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport and Heritage State Park and Battleship Cove in Fall River.
The tour was hosted by Senator Michael Rodrigues and was attended by some of the area’s Statehouse delegation.
As the former mayor of a Gateway City like Fall River with its own burgeoning waterfront, Arrigo was asked if he had any advice for a city bent on successful redevelopment, and here’s what he had to say.
Fall River waterfront: The state’s new DCR chief gave Fall River the secret to waterfront development: Here it is
Lizzie Cafe, Summer Festivals, Eat Local Challenge: Fall River Eats
Each week, Fall River Eats takes a look at what’s being served locally, from meal deals to special events.
This week features some damn good options for local foodies, including a new spot in town calling itself “the world’s most haunted coffee shop.”
Visit HeraldNews.com every Thursday for the latest Fall River Eats.
Fall River Eats: Lizzie Cafe, Summer Festivals, Eat Local Challenge
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