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Life on the brink

Waves of shutdowns, layoffs overwhelm Fall River

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By Erin Ailworth
Globe Staff / March 18, 2009

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FALL RIVER - Tough times, locals will tell you, are always tougher here. Since the beginning of the year, more than 13,000 people have walked through the doors of the state's career center in Fall River, a 42 percent increase from this time in 2008. It's one of the busiest places in town. Phones ring constantly, case workers hustle between ... (Full article: 1144 words)

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