Herald News Top 5 Pam Laliberte Austin Feng Airbnb Manel Island Man

As we prepare to kick off a new week, let’s look back on the week that has been.

Top stories from the past week included:

A scoop on Swansea’s new restaurant: Red’s Kitchen. Normally, winter is a quiet time for the Eskimo King building at 29 Market St. But now it’s becoming a year-round operation, with Red’s Kitchen open and ready for dinner parties in the space adjacent to the ice cream shop. . Owner and chef Max Reeves has been serving hungry customers from his red food truck for years, but now he’s ready to bring his talents to his second brick-and-mortar location.

The latest All-Scholastics group from the Herald News. We are once again shining the spotlight on some outstanding local athletes, and last week we celebrated a few stars in cross country, girls volleyballand Field hockey.

These are the most read stories of the week on HeraldNews.com:

Councilwoman Pam Laliberte is facing serious felony charges. His lawyer wants them dropped

More than four months after Westport Police filed harassment and obstruction charges against Councilwoman Pam Laliberte related to an alleged ‘love triangle’ scenario, the public officer was arraigned in court on Thursday of Fall River District.

Laliberte faces charges of criminal harassment, annoying phone calls/electronic communications, misdemeanors and two counts of witness intimidation.

After the hearing, Laliberté’s lawyer, Frank Camera, said he would file a motion for the judge to drop charges of criminal obstruction and witness tampering.

Facing charges:Councilwoman Pam Laliberte is facing serious felony charges. His lawyer wants them dropped.

The iconic Fall River “castle” was for rent on Airbnb. City says it broke the law

Like many homeowners in recent years, Austin Feng said he struggled to keep up with utility bills. And like many, he turned to a secondary activity: renting his house on Airbnb.

Unlike many landlords, Feng owns a “castle”. He owns one of the city’s most iconic properties: the million-dollar mansion at 503 Highland Ave.

The house located at 503 Highland Ave.  in Fall River is owned by Austin Feng of Wellesley.  Feng wants to rent the property as Airbnb.

Although Feng’s Airbnb listing has received 5-star reviews from guests, it is also illegal, according to city building inspector Glenn Hathaway.

Let’s see why, and the steps Feng should take to comply with the law..

“Unauthorized use”:The iconic Fall River “castle” was for rent on Airbnb. The city says it broke the law.

Case football ends a 90-year Thanksgiving rivalry with Somerset. They have a new opponent

A tradition between two local football teams, dating back to the 1930s, has come to an end.

The long-running Thanksgiving Day football rivalry between Joseph Case and Somerset Berkley is over.

Case quarterback Jack Orton is looking for a receiver in Thursday's Thanksgiving game.

That doesn’t mean there won’t be a Thanksgiving Day game, though; a new opponent enters the field.

Evolving traditions:Case football ends a 90-year Thanksgiving rivalry with Somerset. They have a new opponent.

‘Whitney’ movie role is just a taste of Fall River artist Daniel Washington’s many talents

“It literally felt like a real concert.”

Fall River resident Daniel Washington had appeared in Hollywood productions before, but never in front of as many people as for his role in Whitney Houston’s biopic, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”

Washington plays the brother and singer of musical legend, Gary Houston.

In this film, not only did he have to perform on camera, but he had to perform in front of an audience, starring in scenes where Whitney filled the arenas with her magical voice.

Daniel Washington stands on the red carpet at the world premiere of

He spoke with The Herald’s News about this film and his career, which included everything from Shakespeare to “Ghostbusters”.

From Durfee to Hollywood:‘Whitney’ movie role is just a taste of Fall River artist Daniel Washington’s many talents

GoFundMe launched for cancer-fighting singer-songwriter Manel the Island Man

Manuel Furtado, better known as Manel the Island Man, has shared his passion for music and life across the United States, Canada and Portugal for many years.

What many of his fans may not know is that he has been undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston for 20 years, undergoing monthly chemotherapy.

Last fall, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and he underwent chemotherapy for it, with radiation therapy and surgery in his future.

Manel the man of the islands

His family organized a GoFundMe to help offset the costs of the treatment: “Peace Love and Understanding for the Island Man”. So far they have been overwhelmed by the generous response.

Anyone wishing to contribute can visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/peace-love-and-understanding-for-the-island-man.

Peace, Love and Understanding:GoFundMe launched for cancer-fighting singer-songwriter Manel the Island Man

Taunton Daily Gazette/Herald News editor and digital producer Kristina Fontes can be contacted at [email protected] Support local journalism by purchasing a digital or print subscription to The Herald News and Taunton Daily Gazette today.

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