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Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester addressing School Committee Thursday Night / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Chester Dead

Longtime Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester died Monday evening after a short illness.

New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

Budget Passes

City Council Approved the Final Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

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Body Found at Fort Taber

New Bedford Police have confirmed that a body was discovered this afternoon hanging from a tree at Fort Taber Park in New Bedford.

Judges Gavel

‘Baby Doe’ Conviction

A Massachusetts man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the shores of a Boston Harbor island.

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Targeted Mosquito Spraying Thursday in New Bedford

The New Bedford Health Department, working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is again this year conducting an annual monitoring program to track the potential threat from EEE and WNV carrying mosquitoes...

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Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester addressing School Committee Thursday Night / Jim Phillips / TSM
Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester addressing School Committee Thursday Night / Jim Phillips / TSM

Massachusetts Education Commissioner, Mitchell Chester, Dead

By Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 27, 2017.....Longtime Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester died Monday evening after a short illness, the state's education board chairman announced at a Tuesday meeting...

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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford
New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

New Bedford 2018 Budget Almost Fails in City Council Meeting

NEW BEDFORD- The final budget for the 2018 fiscal year proposed by the City of New Bedford saw its final cuts and was approved by City Council tonight after almost completely failing in the Council Chambers...

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Firearm Found at New Bedford Pier Turns Out to Be BB Gun

NEW BEDFORD — A BB gun was found by a diver Monday afternoon near the wooden pier at the bottom of Frederick Street in New Bedford.

New Bedford Police say a 24-year-old city man found the gun shortly before 4 p...

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Photo courtesy of Anna Rodriques
Photo courtesy of Anna Rodriques

Motor Vehicle Chase Ends in Crash on Route 18

Dana Lee Pires, 41, of 1959 Purchase St., Apt. 317, New Bedford was arrested Monday after leading police on a brief motor vehicle and foot chase while attempting to flee a traffic stop, striking two vehicles and causing minor injuries...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Report: Body of Braga Bridge Jumper Recovered

FALL RIVER - The body of a man who jumped off of the Braga Bridge Thursday afternoon has been recovered.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office tells WBSM News the body washed up Monday morning on the north side of the Braga Bridge...

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