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09/28/2022

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Water Department will be closing a portion of Columbia Street tomorrow night (9/28) for necessary work. See the notice below for more details.

Now On-Demand:2022 Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony from Battleship CoveFilmed by Fall River Educational Television Student...
09/11/2022
9.11.2022 - 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Now On-Demand:
2022 Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony from Battleship Cove
Filmed by Fall River Educational Television Student: Kyaraliz Riveira

Filmed by FRED-TV Student: Kyaraliz Riveira

CANFallRiver presents, "Brass & Pipes: The Power of Music"... A FREE concert at St. Mary's Cathedral on Sunday, Septembe...
09/09/2022

CANFallRiver presents, "Brass & Pipes: The Power of Music"... A FREE concert at St. Mary's Cathedral on Sunday, September 25th at 4:00 PM.

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes in Fall RiverThe Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced toda...
09/07/2022

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes in Fall River

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced today that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected in Fall River, Massachusetts.
WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. The mosquitoes that carry this virus are common throughout the state and are found in urban as well as more rural areas. While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe infection.
By taking a few, common sense precautions, people can help to protect themselves and their
loved ones:

Avoid Mosquito Bites
Apply Insect Repellent when you go outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-
methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] according to the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age. Permethrin products are intended for use on items such as clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear and should not be applied to skin.

Clothing Can Help reduce mosquito bites. Although it may be difficult to do when it’s hot, wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away
from your skin.

Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours - The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. When risk is increased, consider rescheduling outdoor activities that
occur during evening or early morning. If you are outdoors at any time and notice mosquitoes around you, take steps to avoid being bitten by moving indoors, covering up and/or wearing repellant.

Mosquito-Proof Your Home
Drain Standing Water – Many mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or getting rid of items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools and change water in birdbaths frequently.

Install or Repair Screens - Some mosquitoes like to come indoors. Keep them outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all your windows and doors. Information about WNV and reports of current and historical WNV virus activity in
Massachusetts can be found on the MDPH website at: www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito .

PUBLIC HEARINGTO OBTAIN THE VIEWS OF CITIZENS, PUBLIC AGENCIES,AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIESCity of Fall River, Massachus...
09/06/2022

PUBLIC HEARING

TO OBTAIN THE VIEWS OF CITIZENS, PUBLIC AGENCIES,

AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES
City of Fall River, Massachusetts
2022-2023 Year Three Annual Action Plan
(July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023)
Substantial Amendment for
Section 108 Loan Guarantee Application

Fire Equipment

September 7, 2022 (Wednesday), at 6:00PM
City Council Chambers-Fall River Government Center
One Government Center, Fall River, MA 02722

At this Public Hearing citizens will have the opportunity to comment on the draft Section 108 Loan Guarantee
Application which was made available to the public on August 26, 2022. Persons requiring reasonable accommodations should notify the Fall River Community Development Agency (FRCDA) by calling 508-679-0131 no less than 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing.

Anyone unable to attend may submit a written statement of views to:
Mr. Michael P. Dion, Executive Director/CFO
Fall River Community Development Agency (FRCDA)
One Government Center, 6 th Floor, Room 633
Fall River, MA 02722

Please contact FRCDA at 508-679-0131 with any questions. The 30-Day Public Comment Period on the draft
application began on August 26, 2022, and will end on September 26, 2022.

The City of Fall River Announces Website Redesign Project;Launches Logo Design Contest(FALL RIVER, MA- September 1, 2022...
09/01/2022

The City of Fall River Announces Website Redesign Project;

Launches Logo Design Contest

(FALL RIVER, MA- September 1, 2022)-

In an effort to modernize the City of Fall River,
improve service to residents and invest in Fall River’s ongoing economic development/tourism efforts, the City of Fall River has begun a project to redesign the City of Fall River’s official website. The new website- which will be built with Revize, a national leader in municipal web design- is expected to be ready for launch by late 2022.

To complement the new website, the City is searching for a new official logo through an open-entry design competition. The public is invited to create and submit their own original
ideas for a new City of Fall River logo during the entire month oof September, with the deadline of 5:00P.M. on Friday, September 30th

Eligibility is not limited to professional graphic designers and participants are welcome to submit artwork that is created digitally or in traditional mediums, such as paint, pencil, marker,
etc. Artists are asked to incorporate the unique character and history of Fall River, but must make sure that their design is simple enough to be easily replicated in black and white, is easy to see from a distance and can be translated into more complicated formats like embroidery. The entry form and complete submission guidelines (including an entry guide with inspiration and the suggested color palette), are available online at https://www.fallriverma.org/contest/.

The winning artist of the design contest will work with the City to modify their entry to fit the many needs of a City logo. The winning artist will receive a $500 prize, sponsored by
Mayor Paul Coogan. The winner will also be recognized at an unveiling ceremony for the new website and will be gifted with merchandise featuring the new logo.

The contest will be judged by a panel of residents, artists, City leaders and business owners who have been invited by the Mayor to serve on the Website Redesign & Rebranding
Advisory Committee. The Committee will provide feedback during the development of the new website and will help select the winning entry to the logo design contest.
“Our community is full of passionate people who take pride in our community,” said

Mayor Paul Coogan. “We have so many talented graphic designers and artists living and working in Fall River, so it made sense to open up this opportunity to the public. Both the new
logo and the new website will more positively represent Fall River and the great things that happen here every day. I can’t wait to take a look at the entries!”

Questions about the contest can be sent to the Mayor’s Office at
[email protected].

Emergency Water Service Shutdown(FALL RIVER, MA- August 31, 2022)- A water leak has been discovered on the RT79 South on...
08/31/2022

Emergency Water Service Shutdown
(FALL RIVER, MA- August 31, 2022)- A water leak has been discovered on the RT79 South on ramp of North Main Street. To allow for repairs, an emergency shutdown of water service will take place starting this evening, August 31st, 2022 from 10:00pm until early morning tomorrow, Thursday, September 1, 2022.
At this time, the customers impacted will be businesses and residential customers on North Main Street from Weetamoe Street north to Herman Street. The Department of Community Utilities is working to notify as many businesses and property owners of the 10:00 pm shutdown. Water is expected to be restored by the early morning.
The only anticipated traffic impact will be the RT 79 southbound on-ramp, which will need to remain closed during repairs.
With additional questions or concerns, please contact the Water Department Emergency telephone number at 508-324-2720.

08/29/2022

Live on FRGTV this afternoon -
5:15pm - City Council Committee on Ordinances and Legislation Meeting

City of Fall River to Resume Street Sweeper Program(FALL RIVER, MA- August 25, 2022)- Starting in September of 2022, the...
08/25/2022

City of Fall River to Resume Street Sweeper Program

(FALL RIVER, MA- August 25, 2022)- Starting in September of 2022, the City of Fall River’s Department of Community Maintenance will resume the residential street sweeper program that was launched in 2018. The goal of the program is to provide curb-to-curb access for City street sweepers in residential areas through the enforcement of regularly scheduled parking restrictions. Parking is prohibited on one side of a selected street from 8:00am to 12:00pm on a designated day of the month. The following day, parking is prohibited on the opposite side of the same street. The program operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from April 1st until November 1st. Street sweeping, and enforcement of the parking restrictions, will not take place on holidays. Those in violation of the scheduled parking rules will be subject to fines.
Reintroduction of the program will happen in two Phases.

Phase 1: Three sectors of the City already have signage in place from the
program’s original launch. These three sectors will resume the street sweeper program in September and October of 2022 during their originally scheduled time (Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday/Friday of the first week of the month). Residents in these areas have received or will soon receive a notice in the mail alerting them to the return of the program.

Phase 2: Over the winter, nine additional sectors of the City will receive signage and mail communications notifying them of their participation in the street sweeper program. All twelve sectors are expected to take part in the program for the duration of the 2023 season (April 1st- November 1st). Additional information and reminders will be released prior to the start of the season.

Residents can determine whether they live in one of the twelve sectors by referring to the map posted on the City of Fall River website (https://www.fallriverma.org/street-sweeping/) and social media accounts, or by visiting/contacting the Traffic or DCM offices in Government Center. Residents can reach the Department of Community Maintenance at 508-324-2584 and the Traffic and Parking Office at 508-324-2123.

The importance of street sweeping is to prevent City storm drains from clogging with debris and causing flooding during a rain event, as well as to ensure protection of the environment and improve the aesthetic quality of Fall River neighborhoods. The City of Fall River thanks residents in advance for their cooperation.

MOSQUITO SPRAYING 8/24 & 8/26Mayor Coogan and the Fall River Health Department would like to announce that, weather-perm...
08/22/2022

MOSQUITO SPRAYING 8/24 & 8/26

Mayor Coogan and the Fall River Health Department would like to announce that, weather-permitting, the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project (BCMCP) will be spraying the area around Kennedy Park for mosquitoes on Wednesday, August 24 th and on Friday, August 26 nd between the hours of 2am to 6 am.

The spraying will be performed by the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project (BCMCP) by a special spray truck as a fine ultra low volume spray between the hours of 2 am to 6 am on each of the two days. It contains a man-made pesticide product (etofenprox) similar to the natural components of the chrysanthemum flower. It can also be found in other pesticide products used indoors in pet shampoo and on pets.

Health and Human Services Director Tess Curran states, “The active ingredients of the pesticide product generally break down
quickly and do not leave a toxic residue. The Mayor’s office has been in contact with the festival planners. There is not a concern about food concessions being in the area, since they will be closed and all food put away.”

As a precaution, all residents who live in the area should keep their windows closed and refrain from going outside between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. They may also want to shut off air conditioners unless they have a setting for recirculating indoor air. Residents are further advised to rinse any homegrown fruits and vegetables with water and to keep pets indoors during spraying to minimize their risk of exposure. However,
pets that remain outdoors would not be expected to experience adverse health effects from the spraying. There are many pesticide products (e.g., flea collars, pet shampoo, dips) containing etofenprox, the active ingredient of Zenivex E4, that are used directly on pets to control ticks and insects. Because Zenivex E4 breaks down quickly in sunlight and water, no special precaution or waiting periods are recommended for outdoor swimming pools or beaches.

People are also advised to take the following measures to protect themselves from mosquito exposure:

Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.

Stay indoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active. Use mosquito netting on baby carriages or playpens when your baby is outdoors.

Make sure screens are repaired and that screens are tightly attached to doors and windows.

Remove standing water from ditches, gutters, old tires, wheelbarrows, and wading pools.

Use mosquito repellents, making sure to follow directions on the label.

For more information on spraying, BCMCP can be reached at 508-823-5253.

Fall River works closely with the MDPH and other agencies. We are carefully monitoring reports of trappings. As in past years, we will be spraying in any areas found to have mosquitoes that test positive for EEE virus or West Nile virus. Once again, we urge residents to educate themselves about mosquito protection and take appropriate measures to reduce their exposure to mosquitoes.

Residents can also call the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project at 508-823-5253 to find out what they are
doing in the area and to request spraying of their property (must be requested each time and no more than once
a week).

PUBLIC HEARING TO OBTAIN THE VIEWS OF CITIZENS, PUBLIC AGENCIES, AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIESCity of Fall River, Massach...
08/18/2022

PUBLIC HEARING TO OBTAIN THE VIEWS OF CITIZENS, PUBLIC AGENCIES, AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES

City of Fall River, Massachusetts
Fall River Community Development Agency (FRCDA)
For Comments On The Proposed Substantial Amendment to the

2015-2020 Consolidated Plan and Year Five 2019 Annual Action Plan (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020)

For HUD CDBG Funding for COVID-19 under the CARES Act
Will Take Place On August 23, 2022, (Tuesday) at 6:00 P.M.
City Council Hearing Room-Fall River Government Center
One Government Center, Fall River, MA 02722

*For Further Information Please Call Michael P. Dion, FRCDA Executive Director/CFO at 508-679-0131

At this Public Hearing citizens will have the opportunity to obtain information and comment on the proposed Substantial Amendment. Persons requiring reasonable accommodations should notify the Fall River Community Development Agency (FRCDA) by calling 508-679-0131 no less than 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing.

Anyone unable to attend may submit a written statement of views to: Mr. Michael P. Dion, Executive Director/CFO
Fall River Community Development Agency (FRCDA)
One Government Center, 6 th Floor, Room 633
Fall River, MA 02722

Earlier today, Mayor Coogan presented Luke Farrell, an EMT with the Fall River Fire Department's EMS Division, with a ci...
08/12/2022
8..12.2022 EMT Recognition Ceremony

Earlier today, Mayor Coogan presented Luke Farrell, an EMT with the Fall River Fire Department's EMS Division, with a citation for his potentially lifesaving actions in late July.

Project Homeless Connect 2022Friday Sept 30th 10a-2pmFirst Step Inn134 Durfee St Fall River Over 30 vendors including he...
08/12/2022

Project Homeless Connect 2022
Friday Sept 30th 10a-2pm
First Step Inn
134 Durfee St Fall River

Over 30 vendors including health services, employment, Social Security, SNAP, and WIC support

City of Fall River Set to Launch Official Instagram Page(FALL RIVER, MA- August 11, 2022)- On August 12, 2022, at 5:00 p...
08/11/2022

City of Fall River Set to Launch Official Instagram Page

(FALL RIVER, MA- August 11, 2022)- On August 12, 2022, at 5:00 pm, the City of Fall River will be launching an official Instagram page as part of an initiative to expand the City’s social media presence. The page will be used to share important City updates and information about events, programs and resources for residents.

The Instagram page, under the handle , is currently live and open to follow but will not have its first post until Friday at 5:00 pm. The first post will announce a promotional contest that will give away a $100 Visa gift card to one of the page’s new followers. To enter, residents must follow on Instagram and tag another user in the comments of the post. Those who enter the contest may gain an additional entry by sharing the post on their Instagram story. The contest, sponsored by Mayor Paul Coogan, will end on August 26th, when a winner will be chosen randomly and contacted via Instagram.

“Our hope is that the new Instagram page becomes another tool to connect with our residents and promote all the great things happening in the City,” said Mayor Paul Coogan. “Most importantly, this will be another way to share important City updates- like our upcoming change in business hours or parking bans in the winter. We hope to also use it to share pictures of the City and highlight the local businesses and amazing citizens that call Fall River home. The goal is for residents and visitors alike to benefit from the page by learning more about the City and the resources we have to offer.”

PUBLIC HEARING TO OBTAIN THE VIEWS OF CITIZENS, PUBLIC AGENCIES, AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIESCity of Fall River, Massach...
08/08/2022

PUBLIC HEARING TO OBTAIN THE VIEWS OF CITIZENS, PUBLIC AGENCIES, AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES

City of Fall River, Massachusetts
2022-2023 Year Three Annual Action Plan
(July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023)
Substantial Amendment for
Section 108 Loan Guarantee Application

Fire Equipment
August 17, 2022 (Wednesday), at 6:00PM
City Council Chambers-Fall River Government Center
One Government Center, Fall River, MA 02722

At this Public Hearing citizens will have the opportunity to obtain information and comment on the proposed
Substantial Amendment. Persons requiring reasonable accommodations should notify the Fall River Community
Development Agency (FRCDA) by calling 508-679-0131 no less than 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing.

Anyone unable to attend may submit a written statement of views to:
Mr. Michael P. Dion, Executive Director/CFO
Fall River Community Development Agency (FRCDA)
One Government Center, 6 th Floor, Room 633
Fall River, MA 02722

Please contact FRCDA at 508-679-0131 with any questions. A draft Section 108 Loan Guarantee Application will be
published on August 26, 2022, which will allow for a 30-Day Public Comment Period. A second Public Hearing will
be held on September 7, 2022, at 6:00 PM (same location as above).

Changes to Government Center Hours of Operation(FALL RIVER, MA- August 4, 2022)- The hours of operation at Government Ce...
08/04/2022

Changes to Government Center Hours of Operation
(FALL RIVER, MA- August 4, 2022)- The hours of operation at Government Center are set to change following a ratification vote from AFSCME employees in late July. Effective Monday, August 15th, 2022, building hours at Government Center will be as follows.

Monday through Thursday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm

These new hours will continue through the foreseeable future. Patrons are still able to use Baycoast bank locations and online payment methods during both regular business hours and on nights/weekends.

“Since COVID-19, we have seen a shift in the way residents use Government Center,” said Mayor Paul Coogan. “While we have seen more people take advantage of remote payment options, there is still a heavy flow of traffic in the mornings. The new hours allow us to accommodate residents who want to get their business done early in the day, while also making a change that many employees advocated for.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (THANK YOU FALL RIVER MAYOR PAUL COOGAN AND MASS. STATE REP. PAUL A. SCHMID for calling me and pledging your generous donations)
Re: Sincere thanks are in order (so far) concerning ticket sales of this fundraising event...we give you recognition when recognition is due:
Mayor Paul Coogan and Rep. Paul Schmid,
THANK YOU (again) FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS TOWARDS THIS WONDERFUL AND ESSENENTIAL EVENT WHICH SERVES THOSE IN NEED WHILE FEEDING THOSE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OF VETERANS (as well as non-veterans).
We here sponsoring this event, would hope to allow us to place other names of those in public office on our FB message board...
PLEASE DONATE and THANK YOU,
Herman Bomback
Commander of Legion Post 464
Exec. Officer of the Fall River War Veterans' Council
aka Miller Huggins (bassist in Wolfgang)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (THANK YOU MAYOR PAUL COOGAN AND STATE REP. PAUL A. SCHMID for calling me and pledging your generous donations)
Re: Sincere thanks are in order (so far) concerning ticket sales of this fundraising event...we give you recognition when recognition is due:
Mayor Paul Coogan and Rep. Paul Schmid,
THANK YOU (again) FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS TOWARDS THIS WONDERFUL AND ESSENENTIAL EVENT WHICH SERVES THOSE IN NEED WHILE FEEDING THOSE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OF VETERANS (as well as non-veterans).
We here sponsoring this event, would hope to allow us to place other names of those in public office on our FB message board...
PLEASE DONATE and THANK YOU,
Herman Bomback
Commander of Legion Post 464
Exec. Officer of the Fall River War Veterans' Council
aka Miller Huggins (bassist in Wolfgang)
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I would like to invite all to World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day on Saturday, April 24th, 10 am at the Kennedy Park Pavilion in Fall River.
This event celebrates these Chinese arts world-wide as the world turns for a full 24 hours. Come watch us perform tai chi and even join in.
This is a free event open to all. It is hosted this year by Yulong Tai Chi Chuan.
Attention Fall River Veterans!
Big Brother Big Sister Trucks are in Fall River on Tuesday March 30, picking up donations of used clothing, housewares and other items. It's been a while since we've come to Fall River, but we're back and stronger than ever. Each donation generates much needed funding for the Big Brother Big Sister Foundation and the hundreds of little sisters/brothers in the area. To set up your free pickup, right at your home as always, click
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