Former Raynham police chief honored by town

Article Date: June 29, 2014 From The Taunton Gazette By Marc Larocque RAYNHAM – A retired police chief who served his community for nearly four decades was celebrated on Tuesday. The Raynham Board of Selectmen honored former Raynham Police Chief Lou Pacheco on Tuesday night with the dedication of the new annual town report. Pacheco,…


Big Friends Little Friends mentoring program builds lasting bonds

Article Date: June 27, 2014 From The Fall River Spirit By Phil Devitt Mary O’Neil loves listening to the classics in her car. Her friend, Tay-Lyn? Not so much. “She’s always listening to her tapes and humming her old songs,” Tay-Lyn said. “It’s Motown, OK?” O’Neil shot back with a smile. “Well, I like young…


Bristol County agencies taking aim at growing issue of elder abuse

Article Date: June 10, 2014 From The Herald News By Brian Fraga FALL RIVER — Every year, law enforcement authorities in Bristol County investigate about 150 new criminal cases of elder abuse. Meanwhile, Bristol Elder Services, a Fall River-based nonprofit agency geared toward protecting and serving the elderly, has received more than 2,300 elder abuse…


Bristol County DA’s Special Victims Unit brings abusers to justice

From The Herald News By Brian Fraga April 5, 2014 The jury was out, and Assistant District Attorney Silvia Rudman sat on a wooden bench outside the courtroom. “It’s heart-breaking to see the impact child sex abuse has on the victims and their families,” Rudman said as she waited this past Wednesday for jurors in…


Fall River Sees 3-Year Drop in Violent Crime, Shootings

Article Date: January 14, 2014 From The Herald News By Brian Fraga FALL RIVER — Violent crime in Fall River has been decreasing for the past three years, especially shootings, which have fallen by more than 60 percent since 2011, officials said Tuesday. In 2013, the Spindle City also experienced fewer aggravated assaults, robberies, burglaries…


District Attorney Sutter Speaks at the New Umass Fitness Center Grand Opening

Article Date: December 12, 2013 From The Standard Times By Auditi Guha DARTMOUTH — The blue curtain fell back to reveal rows of students working out on state-of-the-art cardio equipment to the thumping beats of In Flames’ “Ropes” in a bright new gym space overlooking UMass Dartmouth’s snow-covered grounds. “Hello Corsairs, can you break a…


Free basketball clinic at Boys & Girls Club teaches hoops, life lessons

Article Date: November 9, 2013 From The Herald News By Michael Gagne FALL RIVER – For B.M.C. Durfee High School boys’ varsity basketball coach Jamison Guimond, participating in the sport is about more than just playing the game. “You can learn so much besides the actual game,” Guimond said. Basketball, Guimond explained, can instill in…