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Daniela Ruah spotted in Fall River; tour offers Taste of Portugal: Top stories

By Kristina Fontes, The Herald News,


As we prepare to kick off a new week, let's take a look back at the week that was.

Top stories this past week included:

Our picks for the top Fall River area baseball players of all time. We could have easily come up with way more, as there is a plethora of amazing players from over the years to choose from, but here's who we chose for the Top 10.

The latest Greater Fall River real estate report, featuring a coastal bungalow in Swansea that sold for $530,000. The Seaview Avenue home was built in 1900, and features a spacious kitchen with a breakfast bar, a large stone-surrounded fireplaced living room, and a good-sized dining room. Check out this property, as well as other recent top-sellers.

These were the most read stories of the week on

NCIS:LA star Daniela Ruah spotted in Fall River

Daniela Ruah, best known for her role as special agent Kensi Blye on NCIS:Los Angeles, was recently spotted at a Portuguese restaurant in Fall River.

The actress, who is Portuguese-American, stopped in the city on her way to host the International Portuguese Music Awards in Providence.

She said she had to satisfy her cravings for some Portuguese delicacies.

Hollywood comes to Fall River:NCIS:LA star Daniela Ruah spotted in Fall River. Here's where she went.

Taste of Portugal Food Tour takes you on a culinary and cultural quest

Viva Fall River's latest tourism effort, the Taste of Portugal Food Tour, sends participants on a culinary quest in the city.

The city nonprofit and its partners, New Bedford Food Tours, launched the tour May 26.

According to Patti Rego, executive director of Viva Fall River, Taste of Portugal offers an entree to the city in more ways than one because its focus goes beyond just food.

"It's about the culture, community, the role the Portuguese culture plays in Fall River and where we are now," she said.

Taste of Portugal:Food tour takes you on a culinary and cultural quest

'This is bull—': Fall River has paid $136K for consultants, and councilors want answers

Questions arose during a recent City Council meeting over the costs spent for city financial services, and some councilors are scrutinizing expenses that have doubled since city chief financial officer Bridget Almon took the helm over a year ago.

City Councilor Michelle Dionne mentioned the city’s continuing reliance on contract work from Edward Iacoponi, who was enlisted by Mayor Paul Coogan last year to help build the fiscal 2023 budget.

“The taxpayers are paying this bill and, in plain English, this is bull—,” said Dionne.

Herald News Reporter Jo C. Goode has the story, right here.

'This is bull—':Fall River has paid $136K for consultants, and councilors want answers

Simmons changes hands, marking new chapter for Little Compton landmark

Little Compton's Simmons Cafe and Market has a new owner, but she's a familiar face.

Having frequented Simmons for years, Pamela Huizenga Alexander now has the keys.

Former owner Jennifer Marshall Grantham, who ran Simmons with her husband Rupert for nearly a decade, put the site on the market two months ago.

Get to know Alexander, and see what she's got planned for the coming months.

New owner, familiar face:Simmons changes hands, marking new chapter for Little Compton landmark

From 'This Old House' to Fall River: Heating company ready to open new waterfront offices

RST Thermal on Ferry Street is investing in Fall River's future: it's an HVAC company that trains contractors, installers, engineers, distributors, architects, and anyone else who wants to learn the most recent advances in heating and cooling.

With its eyes on the future, RST Thermal also has connections to beloved PBS series "This Old House."

Richard Trethewey, part of "This Old House" since 1979, is the company's vice president.

His son Evan is president, and he says that RST is in Fall River to stay.

From 'This Old House' to Fall River:Heating company ready to open new waterfront offices

Taunton Daily Gazette/Herald News copy editor and digital producer Kristina Fontes can be reached Support local journalism by purchasing a digital or print subscription to The Herald News and Taunton Daily Gazette today.

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