Nephews restaurant sold, House of Rage opens, Royal Taber

NEW BEDFORD – Love is in the air.

Whether you can’t wait to celebrate Valentine’s Day or can’t wait to watch the Super Bowl action between the Begals and the Rams, the next two days are extra special.

As we recap the biggest stories of the week, we’ll cover all the bases.

Whether you need wings for tonight’s partyor ideas on where to make a dinner reservationWhere chocolates for someone special, We have what you need. This week we also spoke with a Westport family that has a special bond to the Cincinnati Bengals.

But before the festivities begin, take a look at the most popular stories with readers from the past week.

Nephews restaurant sold

The Nephew’s, a very successful 26-year-old family restaurant on Crossroads Drive in Freetown, has been sold.

“We’ve been a pillar of the community,” said Sandy Stapleton, who ran the restaurant with her husband, Ron, until his death in October 2021.

“My husband built this place from scratch,” she said. “He was tough, expected a lot, but people wanted to please him and respected him.”

On December 16, Stapleton decided to put the restaurant up for sale.

The property was purchased Jan. 5 by Howie Mallowes, who also co-owns other restaurants such as Carmines in Candleworks and Rose Alley Alehouse in New Bedford.

The new restaurant will be called Profile Tavern.

‘A very beautiful testimony for my husband’:Nephews owner wishes next restaurant success

House of Rage opens in Dartmouth

Raging is all the rage at the House of Rage.

After months of anticipation, the place to release your inner rage finally opened last weekend on State Road in Dartmouth.

“It exceeded every possible goal we could have set for ourselves,” said co-owner Van Rodriguez.

Along with their partners, Jason Feist and Katarina Cidade, the team said they had 20-30 guests (aka “ragers”) for the first weekend.

“I feel like the feedback we received is exactly what we were looking for,” Rodriguez said. “You have people you can tell who came to release that rage. And it worked.”

It’s true: customers can smash glass bottles, ceramic plates, wooden tables, electronics and lamps.

Learn more about Rage Rooms:House of Rage officially opens in Dartmouth

Neighbors oppose the dismantling of a retirement home

The neighbors of the former Royal Taber retirement home do not want the historic house demolished.

But the South Coast Hospital Group does.

The Historical Commission met virtually Monday evening to hear the proposal.

Solicitor Christopher Saunders, representing the South Coast Hospitals Group, said now that St. Luke’s Hospital has been designated as a Level II trauma center it needs space to accommodate it. The group bought the Royal Taber nursing home at 19 Taber St. in 2019 when the nursing home closed and want to demolish it to build a clinical center and some administrative offices in its place.

“The biggest hurdle is that the building has to be licensed by the state Department of Public Health,” Saunders said, believing the DPH would not allow the old nursing home building in its current state. .

However, an even greater obstacle stands in front of the project: the neighbors.

Learn more:Neighbors oppose South Coast Hospitals plan to demolish former nursing home

Money for the sea trade terminal

The Port of New Bedford was the nation’s largest port for the 20th consecutive year in 2021, as reported by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

And the city could get $30 million to invest in improving the New Bedford Marine Trade Terminal.

According to a press release from Senator Mark Montigny, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s board of directors voted to approve a motion authorizing $90 million to be spent from the Offshore Wind Industry Investment Fund created by the legislature. in December 2021.

The funding sets aside $30 million to expand capacity at the New Bedford Marine Trade Terminal. The money comes from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and state revenues that are held in MassCEC’s coffers to improve the terminal.

The funds flowed to us:New Bedford in line for $30m to upgrade waterfront Marine Trade Terminal

Don’t forget the TV shows

Netflix released the Portuguese series “Until Life Do Us Part” on Thursdaywhile his very first Portuguese original series “Gloria” continues to attract new viewers and rave reviews worldwide.

For many Portuguese-Americans, these series are not only a great opportunity to bring more exposure to Portugal’s cinematic talent, but also a great way to showcase its people, landscape, history, culture and culture. language.

And fans of the HBO series “The Guilded Age” might be surprised to see a connection between New Bedford and the show: an elaborate dollhouse from New Bedford’s Flip This Dollhouse, located on the second floor of Kilburn Mill.

Connection to the Glorified Age:How This Dollhouse From A New Bedford Store Landed A Role In HBO’s Upcoming ‘Gilded Age’

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