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Fall River is located in southern Massachusetts, along the eastern shore of Mount Hope Bay near the mouth of the Taunton River. The city was considered to be the leading textile manufacturing center in the United States during the 19th century, gaining Fall River national recognition. There is no textile industry in Fall River today, it made its mark in the shaping of the culture and landscape of the city. Fall river is home to Battleship cove, the world's largest collection of World War II naval vessels

Population: 91938
Local Newspapers: Fall River Herald News Standard-Times
Local Sports Teams: Boston Bruins Boston Celtics Boston Red Sox New England Patriots
Local Colleges: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Zip Codes associated with fall river, massachusetts:
Towns/Cities near fall river, massachusetts : Ocean Grove Somerset Bristol RI Tiverton RI

Fall River News
Spotlight with Lauren Daley: Because live music is a summer MUST

And live music is a summer must. Luckily, we have some outstanding shows coming to SouthCoast in the next few weeks.

Steward Health Care: merger will create largest for-profit operator in U.S.

Steward Health Care, already a major player in Massachusetts health care, broadened its national footprint Friday with a transaction that the company says will make it the largest for-profit operator in the United States.  Steward and IASIS Healthcare LLC have entered into an agreement to merge operations, with 18 IASIS hospitals merging under Steward's name.

22-year-old man dies in Fall River motorcycle crash

FALL RIVER - A 22-year-old Seekonk man died Thursday night in a motorcycle crash on Route 24, state police said. The death is the fourth in a 24-hour period on southeastern Massachusetts roads.

Seekonk Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

FALL RIVER, MA Massachusetts State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred on Route 24 Thursday evening. State police officers responded to a call at 10:25 P.M. Thursday night in regards to a crash on Route 24 north.

Sounds of Summer: Our guide to the season's best live music in SouthCoast

There's a reason they didn't hold Woodstock in the winter. There's something magical about the combination of warm weather and live music.

Upset Westport driver punches, bites police officer

WESTPORT - A motorist was arrested at an accident scene Wednesday night when he punched and bit an officer after he became upset his travel was impeded, police said. Jeremy Rioux, 21, of 17 President St., Westport, got out of his vehicle and yelled profanities at an officer and punched Sgt.

Fairhaven Select Board approves friendship pact with Lagoa

Selectmen voted unanimously Monday night to set up a friendship pact committee with Lagoa, a small municipality on the island of São Miguel in the Azores. Once a friendship agreement is in place, the board hopes the relationship will blossom into a formal Sister City agreement with the Portuguese city.

SouthCoast advocates to flock to Boston for women's advocacy day

Two buses and a van filled with 130 SouthCoast residents, including 80 students, will make their way to Beacon Hill on Wednesday for a legislative advocacy day sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women. Students from Global Learning Charter Public School and Our Sisters' School in New Bedford and Diman Regional Vocational-Technical High School in Fall River are planning to participate.

'9 to 5' closes Little Theatre season with laughs

Little Theatre of Fall River closes its main-stage season with the rollicking comedy "9 to 5: The Musical." With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and the book by Patricia Resnick, this hilarious comedy of big-time payback takes the stage at Bristol Community College May 18-21.

Potent drugs more resistant to Narcan

Fall River's first responders are now having to use to three or four Narcan kits to revive someone from an overdose, said Beth Faunce, deputy director of Fall River Emergency Medical Services. "Whatever they're selling, it's obviously a lot more potent," said Faunce, who attributes the increasing use of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, to a recent spike in city overdoses.

Westport students take anti-smoking message to lawmakers

Three Westport High School students joined other youth from across Massachusetts recently for Kick Butts Day, an event to celebrate their role in reducing the influence of the tobacco industry in their communities. The 26 participating chapters, including the Students Against Destructive Decisions group from Westport High, are all members of The 84 Movement that engages young people in educating others about tobacco industry tactics, participating in local change efforts and promoting the norm that most youth do not smoke, according to a news release.

Higher Ed chief: System faces MBTA-like challenges

Citing fiscal constraints, the state's education chief on Monday called for a "fix it first" approach to facilities at public colleges and universities and compared challenges facing the higher education system to those before the MBTA.  Education Secretary Jim Peyser told the House Bonding Committee that maintenance has been "uneven and episodic" throughout the past several decades at state campuses, where most construction dates back to the 1960s and 70s and many buildings are at the end of their useful life.  "As a result, our enormous deferred maintenance backlog problem is getting worse, not better," Peyser said.

Ex-New Bedford officer convicted of 1 count of abusing a child, acquitted of others

FALL RIVER - A jury convicted retired New Bedford Canine Officer Jean Gomes on Monday afternoon in Superior Court of one count of abusing a child, the DA's office said. Gomes, 60, was convicted of one count of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 by a mandated reporter and acquitted of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 by a mandated reporter, according to Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III.

Thriller round-up

Lizzie Andrew Borden was an American woman who gained notoriety by being tried and acquitted for the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. Sarah Schmidt's See What I Have Done is a fascinating first novel about the killings.

St. Pius award celebrates outstanding youth

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha presented the Pope Saint Pius X Youth Award to 58 young people from parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese during a prayer service May 9. The annual award, named for the pontiff who created the Fall River Diocese in 1904 and presented for the first time in 2002, recognizes teens who serve their parish communities with selflessness, commitment and dedication, according to a news release. Nominated for the honor by their pastors, recipients are active in a variety of ministries and programs within their parishes.

Our View: Chamber partnership gets it right

Congratulations to the two largest chambers of commerce in SouthCoast for crafting an alliance that builds on their strengths, addresses their weaknesses, and preserves their independence. Six months ago, rumor mongering and leaks threatened to damage the collegial relationship between the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and the then-Fall River Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Chappaquiddick/Kennedy Tragedy Topic Of Talk

The popular Talk of the Town Speaker series returns to the Sandwich Glass Museum for its 2017 season. The talks will be held at 7 PM.

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