As we prepare to kick off a new week, let’s look back on the week that has been.
It was a week full of celebrations – from graduations to the exciting countdown to summer vacation for fellow area students to the Case softball team earning a berth in the state finals.
In other news, the former Brockton High and Boston College football star and Troy City Titans coach helps the Fall River stabbing victim recover from a near-fatal attack. Also, a trio of churches in Somerset and Swansea are drawing up a merger plan.
But the most read stories of the week on heraldnews.com were:
“They want someone yesterday”
Looking for a job? You’re in luck, with experts saying the current job market offers historic levels of vacancies across a wide range of industries.
“This is the first time that the leverage is really in the hands of employees,” said Kevin Lazaro, director of cooperative education at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School.
“I’ve seen a lot of change, but I’ve never seen so many job opportunities across so many industries.”
In the culinary industry, which was hit hard at the start of the pandemic and is now rebounding, Lazaro said it’s been “astronomical in terms of the number of jobs they’re looking for.” The construction industry also sees a massive amount of job vacancies.
Find out which industries and fields are seeing the most new hires.
Booming labor market:Employers desperately need workers in these fields
Correia’s co-conspirator has no jail time
David Hebert, the remaining co-defendant to be convicted in the fraud, extortion and government corruption case against former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II, apologized before being sentenced to three years probation and to a total of $86,000 in fines and forfeiture in a Boston federal court on Wednesday.
Walking with a cane and wearing a dark blue blazer, Hébert, a local landlord and former friend and owner of Correia, apologized to the judge and his family, who he said had no knowledge of his connections , helping Correia extort money from one of four marijuana business owners looking to do business in the city.
Hebert, a Westport resident and owner of Hanover Properties, also expressed remorse to the “people of Fall River.”
Closing the book on the scandal:David Hébert sentenced for his role in the Jasiel Correia affair
Evening dress boutique finds a new home
“Everything happens for a reason.” That’s the mantra that Jessica Cordeiro lives by, and one that has held true in recent weeks for the Fall River clothing store owner and her sister, Adrianna Cordeiro.
The siblings own Party Dress Express, a 36-year-old Fall River date that has become part of the defining moments of countless brides and proms over the years.
After nearly 13 years in the Tower Mill, Party Dress Express were forced out of their Quarry Street home and the couple worried about what would happen to their store. But when one door closed, another opened.
Later this month they will say goodbye to the factory site and move within minutes of their new home. Find out where they’re headed and how to participate in their moving sale.
To relocate:New home for Party Dress Express, a perfect fit for the Cordeiro sisters
Third time is a charm?
The Board of Selectmen’s first two choices to be the next Somerset Town Trustee have now both turned down the job.
The city has not had a permanent city administrator since November 2021, when former city administrator Richard Brown retired.
In May, the council voted to extend a job offer to current Uxbridge Town Administrator Steven Sette to fill the vacancy in Somerset. But that fell through when Uxbridge offered to raise his salary to $175,000.
Next, the selectors opted to hire former Bourne town administrator Thomas Guerino, who was their second favorite during the interview process. But on June 8, President Allen Smith told a selection meeting that Guerino was no longer interested either.
Back to the drawing board:Two candidates passed up the post of administrator of the city of Somerset
A house with a view
Westport summer dreams must include beaches, sand dunes, waves and a beach house with views and decks galore.
A three-story, 3,500-square-foot pillared home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms sold on May 24, according to real estate and mortgage data firm The Warren Group.
The house has a rooftop terrace that overlooks Westport Harbor, Gooseberry Island and beyond. On the first floor there is a partially covered terrace, a hot tub and an outdoor shower. The second floor has bedrooms with mezzanines. The third floor has an open floor plan with a living room, dining room and large kitchen, and a recreation area with access to the roof terrace.
Get out and walk on a path over the dunes to the ocean and a sandy beach, between Horseneck Point and Horseneck Beach.
See what this house and others will do in your area.
Real estate report:This private $2.6 million beach house in Westport features sand dunes