As we prepare to kick off a new week, let’s take a look back at the week that was.
With the start of school rapidly approaching, the return of fall sports is also just over the horizon. Atlantis Charter, Bishop Connolly, Joseph Case, Diman, Durfee, Somerset Berkley and Westport are gearing up for an exciting fall season to kick things off. We took a look at the impending seasons for girls soccer, cross country, volleyball and field hockey, and the 22 athletes to watch in the fall 2022 season in local girls high school sports.
A Tiverton luxury townhouse with unobstructed views of Mount Hope Bay is the top-selling property on the SouthCoast this week, selling for nearly a million and a half dollars. The property is in a gated community near the Boat House restaurant. According to the website for the Villages, the community features tennis courts, a clubhouse, in-ground swimming pool, nature trails, a fitness center and more deluxe amenities. Check out this property, as well as other recent top-sellers, in the latest Greater Fall River real estate report.
But the most-read stories of the week on heraldnews.com were the following:
Capacity crowd turns out for Battleship boxing show
A crowd of almost 1,000 people gathered at the Battleship Massachusetts last week for the first Battle on the Battleship amateur boxing card.
The USA Boxing event was promoted and organized by Mike Herren and Punishment Striking Systems (Swansea) owner/coach Aaron Bernardo. It featured 20 bouts for the crowd gathered on the decks of Big Mamie.
The attendees said the event was an opportunity that they couldn’t pass up, and “a beautiful thing for Fall River.”
‘A beautiful thing for Fall River’:Capacity crowd turns out for Battleship boxing show
Council President Pam Laliberte-Lebeau charged with harassing former lover and his wife
Charges were filed on Thursday against City Council President Pam Laliberte-Lebeau in Fall River District Court for alleged harassing telephone calls to the wife of a former paramour and witness intimidation, according to Fall River District Court records.
Earlier this month, The Herald News reported that Westport police seized Laliberte-Lebeau’s cell phone from her New Boston Road apartment after conducting a search warrant.
Included in a police report narrative authored by Westport detective Turner Ryan are text messages between Laliberte-Lebeau and a fellow real estate agent that reference the alleged victims.
Councilor charged:Council President Pam Laliberte-Lebeau charged with harassing former lover and his wife
Murder trial begins in 2019 Fall River brawl between rival motorcycle clubs
This past week, the trial began in the September 2019 first-degree murder case that left a rival motorcycle club member dead and two others shot during a melee outside of JC’s Cafe on Bedford Street.
Joseph “JoJo” Noe, 28, of Taunton, is facing one count of first-degree murder and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon with serious bodily harm.
Herald News Reporter Jo C. Goode takes a look at the trial so far, and how each side is making their case, walking through security footage of what happened that night.
‘Like a scene out of Sons of Anarchy’:Opening arguments detail biker brawl, shooting
St. Anthony of the Desert is holding a 3-day Lebanese festival
Make sure to bring your appetite to St. Anthony of the Desert Church’s Lebanese mahrajan, which is wrapping up 3 days of festivities on Sunday.
After being scaled back last year, the festival is back in full force at the church at 300 N. Eastern Ave.
The menu features all kinds of Lebanese delicacies, with something for everyone, as well as musical entertainment and activities for kids.
Show up hungry:St. Anthony of the Desert is holding a 3-day Lebanese festival. Here’s what’s on the menu.
Did Ernie Boch Jr. buy Pleasure Island?
This past week ended with something of a mystery.
Rumors have been swirling that auto sales magnate Ernie Boch Jr. is the mysterious new owner of Swansea’s Pleasure Island.
We take a look at the mysterious sale, and whether or not there might be any weight to these rumors.
Is it true?:Rumors swirl that Ernie Boch Jr. could be Pleasure Island’s mystery owner
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