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In an effort to foster unity and to show the public the men and women behind the blue uniforms, Fall River Police Chief Daniel Racine invited the public to a “Police and Public Palooza” event at Britland Park behind the police station on July 29, 2016. Starting at 4:00 p.m. about fifty officers were on hand to meet with a nearly equal number of local residents to enjoy some free pizza donated by Domino’s Pizza South Main Street and a variety of activities including three-on-three basketball, a bounce house, face painting and the chance for youngsters to try on police equipment, see the police dog, and pose for photos in the driver’s seat of a police cruiser. “The reason for this event, with of all of the tragic events happening around the country, . . .we thought we should get together and support the good community policing, the good community relations that already exist here in Fall River, Massachusetts” stated Chief Racine. His remarks were followed by remarks and prayers by Chaplains Sgt. Silva and Cantor Wolberg and remarks by Mayor Jasiel Correia II, State Senator Michael Rodrigues and Representatives Alan Silvia and Carole Fiola.
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Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Peter McCarthy, members of his board, and representatives of about a dozen Fall River organizations for a Community Conversation at the Club on July 14, 2016. The visit was part of a day in which the official met with the Fall River and New Bedford Chambers of Commerece and attended the opening of the new Sbrega Health and Sciences Building at Bristol Community College. The Conversation covered a wide range of topics and opened with the Lt. Governor asking four high school student who work as staff members of the Club about future educational and employment opportunities in the Greater Fall River Area. Then, as she went around the room, she asked people to express their concerns about a variety of issues related to youth, employment, and health and human services. Many commented about the central role that the Boys and Girls Club plays in the lives of young people in Fall River, many of whom do not have the family resources that can help them succeed.
In a collaborative effort among YouthBuild, RE-Creation’s Outreach Program and AHA! Fall River descended upon Old Second Street as part of the renovations of the historical brickway located behind the Academy Building. The group recycled spindles and pallets into furniture. Great work!
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The National Civic League announced the ten winners of the 2016 All-America City Award, an honor given each year to towns, cities, counties, tribes, neighborhoods and metropolitan regions who demonstrate outstanding civic accomplishments. The Award recognizes the use of collaborative problem-solving strategies that link private, public and nonprofit sectors. This year, the program highlighted community efforts to ensure that all children are healthy and successful in school and life. Fall River was one of ten cities who received the award based on its efforts at positive youth development, improved school attendance, and the formation of a City-wide Parent Academy. Mayor Jasiel Correia II announced the award on June 28, 2016 at a Government Center news event. Youth Services Coordinator Christian McCloskey, 24-year-old pharmacist Dr. Lillian Phuong, Fall River School teacher Jason Springer, YouthBuild staff member and Family Service Association Therapeutic Mentor Christian Berrios, and Partners School Wellness Coordinator Marcia Picard represented the City at the Denver, CO competition on June 19th.
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FRYVP youth leader and Resiliency Preparatory School intern, Sumaiyea Uddin, developed an inspiring video in which youth developed and described positive messages for other youth. Check it out!
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Congratulations to Latoya Pinnick (B.M.C. Durfee High School), the 2015 Fall River Youth of the Year, and the other Youth of the Year Finalists:
Cheyenna Forsee (B.M.C. Durfee High School)
Karissa Barros (Diman Regional High School)
Meredith Forcier (B.M.C. Durfee High School)
Nicole Emsley (B.M.C. Durfee High School)
Sabrina M. Costa (Diman Regional High School)
Nicholas Viveiros (Bishop Stang High School)
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