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Residents Encouraged to Pay City Bills Remotely(FALL RIVER, MA- January 4th, 2022)- As Fall River navigates the recent r...
01/04/2022

Residents Encouraged to Pay City Bills Remotely

(FALL RIVER, MA- January 4th, 2022)- As Fall River navigates the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, the Fall River Collector’s Office would like to remind residents of the many options
available for paying City bills. Residents are encouraged to use these convenient remote options to reduce lines and close contact within City Hall.

City bills may be paid at any of the 5 Baycoast Bank locations in Fall River, including using their drive-through lanes. As always, bills are payable online (www.fallriverma.org), by
phone (855-801-0769), by mail (City of Fall River, PO Box 4141, Woburn, MA 01888), or by using the City Hall drop box. These options will remain available to residents during the
upcoming excise tax season.

Those who choose to pay in-person at City Hall are encouraged to pay by check or money order, if possible, so that customers can be served quickly. With questions or concerns,
please call the Collector’s Office at 508-324-2240 or the Mayor’s Office at 508-324-2600.

Residents Encouraged to Pay City Bills Remotely

(FALL RIVER, MA- January 4th, 2022)- As Fall River navigates the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, the Fall River Collector’s Office would like to remind residents of the many options
available for paying City bills. Residents are encouraged to use these convenient remote options to reduce lines and close contact within City Hall.

City bills may be paid at any of the 5 Baycoast Bank locations in Fall River, including using their drive-through lanes. As always, bills are payable online (www.fallriverma.org), by
phone (855-801-0769), by mail (City of Fall River, PO Box 4141, Woburn, MA 01888), or by using the City Hall drop box. These options will remain available to residents during the
upcoming excise tax season.

Those who choose to pay in-person at City Hall are encouraged to pay by check or money order, if possible, so that customers can be served quickly. With questions or concerns,
please call the Collector’s Office at 508-324-2240 or the Mayor’s Office at 508-324-2600.

Fall River Christmas Tree Disposal(FALL RIVER, MA- January 3rd, 2022)Mayor Paul E. Coogan’s office, together with theDep...
01/03/2022

Fall River Christmas Tree Disposal

(FALL RIVER, MA- January 3rd, 2022)
Mayor Paul E. Coogan’s office, together with the
Department of Community Maintenance, would like to remind residents that trees can be disposed of by placing them beside trash carts this week (the week of 1/3) or next week (the
week of 1/10) during regular trash pick-ups. Trees must be free of all coverings and decorations, such as lights, ornaments or garland.

Residents can also dispose of their trees free of charge by bringing them to the DPW yard, located at 10 Lewiston St, during normal hours of operation.

With questions or concerns, please reach out to the Department of Community maintenance at 508- 324-2568

Fall River Christmas Tree Disposal

(FALL RIVER, MA- January 3rd, 2022)
Mayor Paul E. Coogan’s office, together with the
Department of Community Maintenance, would like to remind residents that trees can be disposed of by placing them beside trash carts this week (the week of 1/3) or next week (the
week of 1/10) during regular trash pick-ups. Trees must be free of all coverings and decorations, such as lights, ornaments or garland.

Residents can also dispose of their trees free of charge by bringing them to the DPW yard, located at 10 Lewiston St, during normal hours of operation.

With questions or concerns, please reach out to the Department of Community maintenance at 508- 324-2568

2022 Inauguration Advisory(FALL RIVER, MA- December 29th, 2021)- Mayor Paul Coogan has confirmed that next week’s Inaugu...
12/29/2021

2022 Inauguration Advisory

(FALL RIVER, MA- December 29th, 2021)- Mayor Paul Coogan has confirmed that next week’s Inaugural Ceremony will be held as scheduled on Monday, January 3rd at 4:00pm. The event will take place in the new B.M.C. Durfee High School auditorium. However, in light of a recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Fall River, Mayor Paul Coogan has issued a recommendation strongly suggesting that invitees and the public view the ceremony remotely. For those who wish to view from home, Fall River Government Television will be broadcasting the ceremony live, through their page and on local cable (Channel 18- Xfinity). Local radio station WSAR will also be airing the ceremony live on 1480 AM and 95.9 FM.
For those in attendance at Monday’s event, masks and social distancing will be required. Mayor Coogan announced last week that the Inaugural Dinner, scheduled for after the ceremony, was cancelled due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Fall River.
“As with most other events and traditions, the inauguration will look different this year,” remarked Mayor Paul Coogan. “While I’d like more than anything to share this day in-person with residents, it simply is not safe to fill an auditorium right now. I hope that residents will tune in from home and I look forward to sharing other special events with them very soon.”

2022 Inauguration Advisory

(FALL RIVER, MA- December 29th, 2021)- Mayor Paul Coogan has confirmed that next week’s Inaugural Ceremony will be held as scheduled on Monday, January 3rd at 4:00pm. The event will take place in the new B.M.C. Durfee High School auditorium. However, in light of a recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Fall River, Mayor Paul Coogan has issued a recommendation strongly suggesting that invitees and the public view the ceremony remotely. For those who wish to view from home, Fall River Government Television will be broadcasting the ceremony live, through their page and on local cable (Channel 18- Xfinity). Local radio station WSAR will also be airing the ceremony live on 1480 AM and 95.9 FM.
For those in attendance at Monday’s event, masks and social distancing will be required. Mayor Coogan announced last week that the Inaugural Dinner, scheduled for after the ceremony, was cancelled due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Fall River.
“As with most other events and traditions, the inauguration will look different this year,” remarked Mayor Paul Coogan. “While I’d like more than anything to share this day in-person with residents, it simply is not safe to fill an auditorium right now. I hope that residents will tune in from home and I look forward to sharing other special events with them very soon.”

Post Inaugural Dinner Canceled(FALL RIVER, MA- December 23rd, 2021)- It is with regret that Mayor Paul Coogan has decide...
12/23/2021

Post Inaugural Dinner Canceled

(FALL RIVER, MA- December 23rd, 2021)-

It is with regret that Mayor Paul Coogan has decided to cancel the post inaugural dinner, originally scheduled to take place in the 3rd Floor Cafeteria of BMC Durfee High School following the inauguration ceremony on Monday, January 3rd.

After consulting with the Director of Health and Human Services, Tess Curran, a decision was made that having a sizable crowd of unmasked individuals at a dinner would not be in the best interest of public health. This decision comes at a time when Fall River is averaging over 100 new COVID-19 cases per day. The timing of the inauguration also coincides with an expected rise in cases due to holiday gatherings.

At this time, no cancellations or changes have been made to the inauguration ceremony, as guests will be able to remain masked for the duration of the ceremony. However, COVID-19 data is being closely monitored. Mayor Coogan, in consultation with Tess Curran and the Board of Health, expect to make a decision by December 29th as to whether any changes will be made to the schedule, location or attendance of the inauguration ceremony.

Post Inaugural Dinner Canceled

(FALL RIVER, MA- December 23rd, 2021)-

It is with regret that Mayor Paul Coogan has decided to cancel the post inaugural dinner, originally scheduled to take place in the 3rd Floor Cafeteria of BMC Durfee High School following the inauguration ceremony on Monday, January 3rd.

After consulting with the Director of Health and Human Services, Tess Curran, a decision was made that having a sizable crowd of unmasked individuals at a dinner would not be in the best interest of public health. This decision comes at a time when Fall River is averaging over 100 new COVID-19 cases per day. The timing of the inauguration also coincides with an expected rise in cases due to holiday gatherings.

At this time, no cancellations or changes have been made to the inauguration ceremony, as guests will be able to remain masked for the duration of the ceremony. However, COVID-19 data is being closely monitored. Mayor Coogan, in consultation with Tess Curran and the Board of Health, expect to make a decision by December 29th as to whether any changes will be made to the schedule, location or attendance of the inauguration ceremony.

Holiday Trash Collection and Amnesty Week(FALL RIVER, MA- December 22nd, 2021)- Mayor Paul E. Coogan’s office, in conjun...
12/22/2021

Holiday Trash Collection and Amnesty Week

(FALL RIVER, MA- December 22nd, 2021)- Mayor Paul E. Coogan’s office, in conjunction with the Department of Community Maintenance, would like to announce this year’s annual Christmas amnesty trash collection week. Due to the upcoming holiday, the City recognizes that residents may generate excess trash needed to be put curbside for collection. For this reason, residents may place excess bags outside of the carts during the week following Christmas (December 27th through 31st).
Residents with excess trash who are able are also encouraged to take advantage of the department’s overflow dumpster at its DPW Complex, located at 10 Lewiston St. Drop off of overflow trash is free and provided year round, however residents are required to provide proof of city residence in order to take advantage of this service. As a reminder, the amnesty week does not apply to bulky items, such as furniture.

Fall River residents should also be aware that there will be no change to the routine trash pick-up schedule over the holidays. EZ-Disposal will be working on December 24th and 31st, meaning residents should expect their trash collection on the same day as usual.

The Mayor’s Office and Department of Community Maintenance wish the residents of Fall River a safe and healthy holiday season.

Holiday Trash Collection and Amnesty Week

(FALL RIVER, MA- December 22nd, 2021)- Mayor Paul E. Coogan’s office, in conjunction with the Department of Community Maintenance, would like to announce this year’s annual Christmas amnesty trash collection week. Due to the upcoming holiday, the City recognizes that residents may generate excess trash needed to be put curbside for collection. For this reason, residents may place excess bags outside of the carts during the week following Christmas (December 27th through 31st).
Residents with excess trash who are able are also encouraged to take advantage of the department’s overflow dumpster at its DPW Complex, located at 10 Lewiston St. Drop off of overflow trash is free and provided year round, however residents are required to provide proof of city residence in order to take advantage of this service. As a reminder, the amnesty week does not apply to bulky items, such as furniture.

Fall River residents should also be aware that there will be no change to the routine trash pick-up schedule over the holidays. EZ-Disposal will be working on December 24th and 31st, meaning residents should expect their trash collection on the same day as usual.

The Mayor’s Office and Department of Community Maintenance wish the residents of Fall River a safe and healthy holiday season.

City of Fall River Distributing COVID-19 Test Kits(FALL RIVER, MA- December 21, 2021)- The City of Fall River continues ...
12/21/2021

City of Fall River Distributing COVID-19 Test Kits

(FALL RIVER, MA- December 21, 2021)- The City of Fall River continues to distribute the 38,790 at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits allocated to the City from the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts. The tests were delivered to the Fall River Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, December 17th

As of Tuesday, December 21st, 23,670 tests have been distributed through various community based organizations. Tests have been delivered to the Fall River Public Schools, Fall River Housing Authority, the Fall River Council on Aging, food pantries, faith-based organizations and a number of other agencies including SER-Jobs for Progress, SSTAR, Citizens for Citizens, People Incorporated, WIC, and HealthFirst Inc. These organizations will be distributing their test kits to clients and those they serve.

In addition, a public distribution of 15,120 remaining test kits is planned for Wednesday, December 22nd from 4pm-7pm at three of the Fall River Fire Department stations. These are free
tests for Fall River residents and those picking up tests must show proof of residency. There will be a limit of 2 test kits (4 tests) per household. The locations for Wednesday’s distribution are:
659 Globe Street Fire Station
400 Eastern Ave Fire Station
229 Stanley Street Fire Station

“We are grateful to the Baker-Polito administration for rolling out this at-home testing program,” said Mayor Paul Coogan. “By working with community partners and planning a distribution on
Wednesday, our goal is to get these kits in the hands of our residents right in time for the holidays. These kits are a simple, fast and convenient way to make sure you and your loved ones
can spend the holidays together safely.”

All tests come in packs of two and contain instructions on how to use them. The tests can be completed in 15 minutes without the need to send a sample to a laboratory. Individuals 2 years of
age and up can use the tests regardless of vaccination status or whether or not they have symptoms. Individuals who test positive must isolate for 10 days.
Fall River was one of 102 cities and towns chosen to receive test kits due to the high proportion of families at or below the poverty level. Information regarding test kit instructions can be found
here: https://www.mass.gov/lists/covid-19-self-test-at-home-instructions-graphic.

City of Fall River Distributing COVID-19 Test Kits

(FALL RIVER, MA- December 21, 2021)- The City of Fall River continues to distribute the 38,790 at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits allocated to the City from the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts. The tests were delivered to the Fall River Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, December 17th

As of Tuesday, December 21st, 23,670 tests have been distributed through various community based organizations. Tests have been delivered to the Fall River Public Schools, Fall River Housing Authority, the Fall River Council on Aging, food pantries, faith-based organizations and a number of other agencies including SER-Jobs for Progress, SSTAR, Citizens for Citizens, People Incorporated, WIC, and HealthFirst Inc. These organizations will be distributing their test kits to clients and those they serve.

In addition, a public distribution of 15,120 remaining test kits is planned for Wednesday, December 22nd from 4pm-7pm at three of the Fall River Fire Department stations. These are free
tests for Fall River residents and those picking up tests must show proof of residency. There will be a limit of 2 test kits (4 tests) per household. The locations for Wednesday’s distribution are:
659 Globe Street Fire Station
400 Eastern Ave Fire Station
229 Stanley Street Fire Station

“We are grateful to the Baker-Polito administration for rolling out this at-home testing program,” said Mayor Paul Coogan. “By working with community partners and planning a distribution on
Wednesday, our goal is to get these kits in the hands of our residents right in time for the holidays. These kits are a simple, fast and convenient way to make sure you and your loved ones
can spend the holidays together safely.”

All tests come in packs of two and contain instructions on how to use them. The tests can be completed in 15 minutes without the need to send a sample to a laboratory. Individuals 2 years of
age and up can use the tests regardless of vaccination status or whether or not they have symptoms. Individuals who test positive must isolate for 10 days.
Fall River was one of 102 cities and towns chosen to receive test kits due to the high proportion of families at or below the poverty level. Information regarding test kit instructions can be found
here: https://www.mass.gov/lists/covid-19-self-test-at-home-instructions-graphic.

This Wednesday, December 22nd, from 4-7pm, over 15,000 at-home Covid-19 test kits will be available for pick-up at certa...
12/20/2021

This Wednesday, December 22nd, from 4-7pm, over 15,000 at-home Covid-19 test kits will be available for pick-up at certain Fall River Fire stations. These are free tests for Fall River residents. Those picking them up are asked to bring a license or bill/piece of mail with their name and address on it. There will be a limit of 2 test kits (4 tests) per household. The fire stations are:

659 Globe Street Fire Station
400 Eastern Ave Fire Station
229 Stanley Street Fire Station

This Wednesday, December 22nd, from 4-7pm, over 15,000 at-home Covid-19 test kits will be available for pick-up at certain Fall River Fire stations. These are free tests for Fall River residents. Those picking them up are asked to bring a license or bill/piece of mail with their name and address on it. There will be a limit of 2 test kits (4 tests) per household. The fire stations are:

659 Globe Street Fire Station
400 Eastern Ave Fire Station
229 Stanley Street Fire Station

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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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