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20 reasons to love Fall River



Photo courtesy of Mark Maxwell

Freetown/Fall River State Forest

Photo courtesy of Eric Wilbur


It has a reputation for being a scary and haunted place, but it’s scenery and peacefulness is just as well known. Just ask anyone who has been to “The Ledge.”


Fall River native celebrities

Chris Herren: former NBA player and current speaker, advocate

George Stephanopoulos: Senior Advisor to President Clinton, current anchor

Ernest Moniz: former Secretary of Energy

Jerry Remy: former Boston Red Sox infielder and current announcer

Emeril Lagasse: chef, tv personality

Morton Dean: tv newscaster, anchor

Kurt Long: actor with many tv credits

Jason Roy: reality tv star

Mindy Robinson: actress with many credits, model, and reality tv star

Spike Feresten: former show host, Screenwriter (Simpsons/SNL/Seinfeld)

Chris Santos: chef, judge on the Food Network reality series Chopped.

Abby Parece: model

E.J. Dionne: columnist for The Washington Post

Joe Raposo: song writer for Sesame Street and Three’s Company

Russ Gibson: catcher for the Boston Red Sox

Greg Gagne: former MLB baseball player

Johnny Diesel: musician

Courtney Silva Rezendes: chef, Food Network

Brandon Gomes: former MLB pitcher, vice president and assistant general manager with the Los Angeles Dodgers


Fall River History


The men and women slaving away in the mills, the rich history of Durfee Basketball, and the textile plants that produced finished goods for people all over the world are some examples of Fall River’s hard working and celebrated past. The city’s history is rich and much of it was built on the backs of it’s hard working residents. We are also known for the famous and successful Fall River Marksmen soccer team of the 1920’s and early 1930’s.


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  1. Tom McCloskey

    July 5, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Great production. Be proud of this prideful offering.

  2. Cynthia Ponte

    November 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Don’t forget the spectacular sunsets!!!

  3. DP

    November 12, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Fall River is a great city. There is so much to love about living here. As with anywhere, there are always people who cause issues, have problems and make problems for others. Those who dont care about keeping the city clean or teaching and raising respect and acceptance in their families and towards others. You will find those issues in ANY city. However, when those who care rise up and work toward positive living and loving of your neighbors, great things happen and you have less of the issues. Ive lived her my whole life and its home!!!

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