Easter egg hunts bring kids out at the housing developments

The annual Easter Egg Hunt was organized on April 7, 2009 by Fall River Housing Authority Family and Youth Services Director Joey DaSilva, at the Pleasant View development in the City's North End. Easter Egg hunts are organized for children in eleven Housing Authority developments during the weeks prior to and just after the Easter holiday. 

Creating Peace One Piece at a Time

Working together to achieve peace.  That was the slogan for the city’s first Peace by Piece Summit held this past Saturday, March 28th at Bristol Community College and that was what the nearly 200 youth, seniors, neighborhood residents and community partners did at the day long event!  Together they attended workshops on topics ranging from gang violence to healthy parenting, listened as the keynote speaker; Teny Oded Gross spoke about the need to suppor

Conference highlights need for policy and structure change

The Tufts University’s "Children In Balance" (CIB) program, which is replicating its successful Shape Up Somerville childhood obesity prevention project in Fall River during a two-year study, sponsored a morning conference entitled "Healthy Fall River By Design" on March 19, 2009 at Government Center. Keynote speaker Mark Fenton set the stage for exploring ways that the systems, policies and environments in Fall River could be altered to better promote healthy living. (Click here for the YouTube video of the conference.)

Photo exhibit reveals youth perception of Fall River

An initiative of the Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River that launched in April 2008, "Fall River As I See It" is an experimental project that provided digital cameras to kids and asked them to document their lives. The goal, while teaching camera basics and photography skills, was to inspire the students to create images reflecting their environment.

BCC students learn the connection between obesity and diabetes

The Diabetes Association, Inc. (DAI) brought information on the rising incidence of diabetes associated with increases in obesity to students at Bristol Community College on March 5, 2009, at the invitation of the student health service. Staff from the DAI and BCC's Fitness Center joined nurse Carol Constantine at a table set up in the cafeteria where students eat to bring information that they might not otherwise seek.