As we begin a new week, let’s look back at the week that was.
Top stories this past week include:
Westport boys soccer earns its first trip to the state final. The Wildcats reached their first final game after upsetting Boston International Newcomer Academy. “I have been very fortunate over the last three years to have incredibly talented teams,” Westport head coach Chris Parker said. “But this team had that little X factor that I couldn’t put my finger on.”
The latest Greater Fall River real estate report featuring a raised ranch in Swansea sold for $563,800. The Obannon Place home was built in 1972 and features a cozy and converted garage. Check out this property and other recent best sellers.
These were the most read stories of the week on HeraldNews.com:
Fall River’s Battleship Cove had to scrap one of its fleet ships
There have been some changes to Battleship Cove in recent weeks.
The Navy Museum’s collection is one ship smaller: the German corvette Hiddensee was taken out of the bay and was being scrapped at a shipyard in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Battleship Cove COO Chris Nardi confirmed the news and that the decision to scrap Hiddensee was difficult but necessary to maintain the remaining exhibits.
Nardi also confirmed that CEO Megan Rathbun, who took the helm in 2021, stepped down from the position two weeks ago. A search for a new director will begin in the spring.
Battleship Cove Changes: Fall River’s Battleship Cove had to scrap one of its fleet ships. That’s why they did it.
What’s the best Fall River food? Vote for your favorites
Fall River is lucky enough to have its own food culture.
Rich in diverse cultures, Fall River’s culinary scene reflects its community.
But which dish is the city’s favorite?
Herald News Digital Producer Dan Medeiros put together a bracket to help you decide.
A new round of voting will begin on Wednesday, so be sure to vote for your favorites!
What’s the best Fall River food?: We put classic dishes in a tournament bracket. Vote now
Need help this year? Here’s where to find free Thanksgiving meals in the Fall River area
If you need a little help for Thanksgiving this year, there are a number of local church groups and organizations in the Fall River area that want those in need to know they are not alone.
Whether you’re looking for a hot meal, need a little help putting food on the table, or just a safe place with friendly faces, volunteers are ready to help.
Here’s a list of some places in the Fall River area offering free turkey dinners this year.
Need help this year?: Here’s where to find free Thanksgiving meals in the Fall River area
A Fall River restaurant is providing eligible SNAP recipients with hot meals as part of the new program
Faneek’s Coney Island, 269 Rhode Island Ave., Fall River, is participating in a pilot program offering those in need a place to turn for a hot meal.
The Massachusetts SNAP restaurant meal program, which aims to help people who cannot prepare their own meals, recently launched at Faneek’s.
Of the 27 Massachusetts restaurants and food trucks participating in the pilot program, which is already available in several other states, Faneek’s is the only one on the South Coast.
“Here to Support the Community”: A Fall River restaurant is providing eligible SNAP recipients with hot meals as part of the new program
Equipment misused, toxic waste dumped: What the report says about former Fall River public works chief
A 34-page investigation into possible wrongdoing by former Community Maintenance Director John Perry and other city workers reveals a culture of harassment, city mechanics ordered to work on private vehicles, toxic materials used as filler at the facility DCM’s Lewiston Street, copper cables pulled from walls, missing scrap metal and questionable procurement practices and nearly $65,000 in profit for Perry to walk away from.
Herald News reporter Joe S. Goode has the story.
Misused equipment, dumped toxic waste: What the report says about former Fall River public works chief
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