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South Coast Community Chorale brings Christmas concert to Fall River
11 Dec 2018 at 3:26am
South Coast Community Chorale will present its annual Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m., at Good Shepherd Parish, 1598 South Main St., Fall River. The concert will feature Mozart's "Missa Brevis in F Major," Haydn's "Te Deum," "A Pentatonix Christmas,"John Rutter's "Christ is the Morning Star," the "Hallelujah" chorus and many other holiday selections.

Neediest Families Fund: Greater New Bedford Track Club's Jingle Jog raises mo...
10 Dec 2018 at 12:45am
NEW BEDFORD - Members of the Greater New Bedford Track Club gathered inside Moby Dick Brewing Co. for breakfast Sunday morning after some of them ran in 30 degree temperatures for the Neediest Families Fund.

Youth basketball coach gets prison for molesting player
9 Dec 2018 at 8:21pm
A former youth basketball coach from Massachusetts has been sentenced to prison for up to seven years after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a player. The Herald News reports that 37-year-old Brandon Rivera, of Fall River, was sentenced last week to five to seven years behind bars and eight years of probation.

9 Dec 2018 at 9:16am
A psychological thriller that reveals many layers of the strange and fragile Lizzie Borden, who stood accused of the infamous 1892 axe murder of her family in Fall River, Massachusetts. An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie lives a claustrophobic life under her father's cold and domineering control.

Rex-Cut Invests in New Manufacturing Line
9 Dec 2018 at 4:58am
Nearly $1 million in new capital equipment will manufacture proprietary abrasive material used in their grinding, blending, and deburring abrasives. The shutdown and dismantling of the old line is complete and new equipment is now being installed.

Lawyers for Malcolm Gracia family seeking Temple Landing video
7 Dec 2018 at 12:32pm
Attorneys for the family of Malcolm Gracia, the 15-year-old city teen who was killed by New Bedford police after he stabbed a detective six years ago at Temple Landing, want to see the video surveillance from the West End housing development on the night in question. To date, Donald A. Brisson of Fall River, the family's attorney, said he has not seen the video or been given a copy.

Magistrate judge recuses herself from case against Fall River mayor
7 Dec 2018 at 8:05am
The federal magistrate judge handling the criminal case against Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II recused herself on Thursday. Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley submitted a one-sentence order removing herself from the case.

New Bedford man charged in fatal crash
7 Dec 2018 at 8:05am
A city man is being held without bail in connection to a Nov. 13 crash that claimed the life of a Dartmouth man, who just weeks earlier, had provided medical aid to a Fall River shooting victim, court records say. Justin M. Castro, 27, of 67 Taber St. is charged with manslaughter while operating under the influence of alcohol, and motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence of alcohol, according to records in New Bedford District Court.

City looking to begin study on building a convention center in New Bedford
7 Dec 2018 at 8:05am
NEW BEDFORD - A little more than a year ago, Mayor Jon Mitchell spoke at an event which celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Fall River/New Bedford Housing Partnership. As Mitchell exited the event back to his car he wondered out loud why New Bedford didn't offer a space for conventions.

Diman School Committee votes not to renew superintendent's contract
7 Dec 2018 at 5:57am
At a Thursday meeting, the Greater Fall River Vocational School District Committee voted 5-1 in favor of not renewing Aubin's contract, which expires June 30. Asked after the meeting why he voted against renewing Aubin's contract, School Committee Chairman Paul Jennings of Westport provided a printed statement labeled "for press." "The Committee felt that a change is necessary at this time as we move forward with the many projects that are currently ongoing," the statement read.

SouthCoast making sure seniors remembered at Christmas
6 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
DARTMOUTH - For those who want to help make the holidays a little brighter for seniors, there's still time. Friday is the last day to get an ornament with gift suggestions from a tree at Delken Cleaners, Surprenant & Beneski P.C. and First Citizens Federal Credit Union located in Dartmouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett and Wareham.

Editorial: 'Warrior gentleman' is mourned in his adopted hometown
5 Dec 2018 at 7:04pm
Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, who was killed in action last week along with three other US servicemen in an attack in Afghanistan, was Dorchester by choice.

Blues musicians pay tribute to James Cotton at Narrows
5 Dec 2018 at 9:59am
FALL RIVER – More than 16 blues musicians from around the country will come together on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Narrows Center for the Arts for an all-star tribute to the late blues harmonica legend James Cotton. Presented by The Reel Blues Fest, Inc., this must-attend show for blues aficionados includes James Montgomery, Bob Margolin and Jerry Portnoy.  This tribute will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear the world's greatest blues harmonica players, guitarists and singers pay tribute to Cotton, many of whom played with him over the course of his storied career.

Seekonk holds marijuana special election
5 Dec 2018 at 5:34am
The town of Seekonk is holding a special election to determine whether to ban recreational marijuana stores. If approved, the measure would ban not only the stores, but also marijuana cultivators, manufacturers - any non-medical establishment.

Children's Museum offers holiday fun for kids
5 Dec 2018 at 1:00am
Throughout the month of December, prepare reindeer food for Santa's reindeer to sprinkle on your lawn on Christmas Eve, stop in at the selfie station to take pics, and make and take recyclable crafts and other seasonal activities.

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