As we prepare to kick off a new week, let’s look back on the week that has been.
If you’ve been keeping up with the times, you may have heard that the state’s first offshore wind turbine manufacturing plant will be built at Brayton Point in Somerset. Officials gathered Thursday at the site of the former coal plant to celebrate a milestone in the Bay State’s clean energy journey.
Also among our most read stories — from The Herald News’ sister paper, O Journal – a pair of new Netflix series that spotlight talent from Portugal are receiving rave reviews.
In other news, a real estate developer is bringing more market-priced apartments to downtown Fall River, another city police officer is facing charges and the community is banding together to help fire victims.
In case you missed it, here it is The Herald News’ best stories from the past week according to our readers.
Netflix released Portuguese series ‘Until Life Do Us Part’ earlier this month, while its first-ever Portuguese original series ‘Gloria’, a historical spy thriller set in the 1960s, is still attracting new viewers. and rave reviews worldwide. For many Portuguese-Americans, these series are not only a great opportunity to bring more exposure to Portugal’s cinematic talent, but also a great way to showcase its people, landscape, history, culture and culture. language. Haven’t checked them out yet? See what people had to say about them here.
Now streaming:Two Portuguese series on Netflix give visibility to Portuguese fiction
Bringing Fall River to life
It’s full steam ahead for Tony Cordeiro and his grand plan to create more market-priced apartments on the outskirts of downtown Fall River. The property developer plans to add nearly 140 more units to its growing portfolio. Cordeiro said Fall River, which has historically had a high poverty rate compared to all of Massachusetts, is in a unique position to rebrand itself and create new opportunities for economic development and market-priced apartments will play an essential role. Discover the projects currently underway for Spindle City.
“I can’t fulfill the request”:Fall River Developer Tony Cordeiro Expands His Portfolio
City official faces charges
For the second time in just over two months, a city police officer has been arraigned in Fall River District Court, with the latest criminal charges including allegations of strangulation, assault with a dangerous weapon in the line of duty and subsequent destruction of evidence. The charges against 30-year-old officer Bryan Custadio are the latest black mark against the Fall River Police Department, which has been rocked in recent months by scandals, ongoing lawsuits and payouts for bad deeds by the city law enforcement. Read more about this story here.
Officer under investigation:Fall River cop faces felony charges in connection with alleged abuse case
Hope among the ashes
Eleven people who were displaced by a fire last month that destroyed a triple story at 140 Irving Street are rebuilding their lives with the help of the nonprofit Firefighters Wives and, through this group, of the Grand Fall River community as a whole. Fire victims reflected on that devastating night of Jan. 29 and what they lost, but expressed their gratitude for community efforts at an event at Barrett’s Alehouse in Fall River. Read more about this story here.
‘We have each other’:Irving Street fire victims are rebuilding their lives thanks to two local charities
Beginning of a new era
It was a big day for the SouthCoast – Somerset in particular. A simple stroke of the pen officially seals the deal that Massachusetts’ first offshore wind turbine manufacturing facility is coming to Brayton Point. Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito were among a host of elected officials and state agency officials who came to the 306-acre Somerset site last week for a press conference to announce a contractual agreement for the sale of 47 acres to Prysmian Group of Italy to manufacture subsea power cables for the Commonwealth Wind and Park City Wind offshore wind projects. Read more about this story here.
“A historic agreement for the region”:Somerset’s Brayton Point site to host offshore wind cable plant