From the local headlines

  • Fall River hears needs for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) spending, but anticipates losing $800,000 in funding from HUD
  • Mayor Jon Mitchell gives inaugural address that emphasizes jobs and education; full text can be found here
  • The Herald News pulls out the most “memorable quotes” of incumbent Mayor Will Flanagan’s inaugural address
  • And in Taunton, Lt. Governor Tim Murray makes a guest appearance at the swearing in of Mayor Thomas Hoye, Jr.
  • Recognizing the impact of social and emotional issues on academic performance, Fall River School Committee considers two new programs aimed at promoting positive behavior at the elementary level and supporting teachers with classroom management in the middle schools
  • Arrests made in connection with New Bedford’s fourth homicide of 2011
  • Speaking of reusing old schools (see previous post), Taunton School Committee debates the future of one of its own, with possibilities including administrative offices, classroom space for BCC, or an alternative high school

From the local headlines:

Source: Jack Foley, Herald News (at

Sept 19-21, Join the Urban Institute for a Series of Webinars

Mark your calendar for three days of  webinars from the Urban Institute – no registration in necessary!

Sept 19, 12:30-1 pm– Public Surveillance Cameras: A Clear-Eyed Look at Their Implementation and Impact

Sept 20, 12:30-1 pm– Immigration and the Changing Face of Metropolitan America

Sept 21, 9-10:30 am– TANF Performance: How States are Raising the Measurement Bar

Go to to learn more about each of the awesome panels scheduled to discuss these topics!