I have been witness to this sight many times and perhaps the explanation is an urban legend but I have always heard that shoes hanging from utility wires indicate that there is a drug dealer nearby.
It seems that the Fall River equivalent to shoes on a utility wire indicating that a drug dealer lives nearby, are the streets in Fall River without potholes indicating that a city councilor is living nearby.
Using the addresses the councilors provided for the last election (insert Lund joke here) I sought out to investigate --
Of the 9 councilors - only one had a pothole
The NICEST pothole free pavement (&traffic controls) of them all!! TOM KOZAK
Please note - NO Potholes! Other fun facts *Kozak recently got new sidewalks on his street - with matching new walkway up to his house (it would be very interesting to see if he could provide a receipt for his walkway construction) *Kozak had crosswalks installed to his house crossing Madison St. *Kozak insisted on a 4 way stop sign at his intersection of Langley and Madison - when the traffic dept. informed him of the waiting list for traffic controls he accepted the existing 2 way stop signs but procured further signs to warn of the 2 way stop as a consolation prize.
Please also note the deliniation between his newly paved street and Madison St. (also very nice but not freshly paved because no city councilor lives there).
NEXT -Pat Casey's street = no potholes
Linda Pereira's street = No potholes
Leo's Street = No potholes
Lund and Cathy Ann Viveiros's (Fall River) street = no potholes
Ray Hague's street = no potholes
In conclusion - if you want to live on a nicely paved street in Fall River - you may want to move in next to a city councilor.