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Deteriorated portion of the Coffin-Howland House at Hazelwood Park | Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Council Approves Demolition

The City Council's Committee on Appontments and Briefings approved a partial demolition permit for the historic Coffin-Howland House.

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Governors Send FDA Letter

The governors of all six New England states have sent a letter urging the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to tighten warnings on opioids.

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Concerns Over Pedestrian Safety Could Halt West Island Pier Project

People looking forward to fishing off of new piers to be built on Fairhaven's West Island might not get the chance.

The state-funded project would put fishing piers on both side of West Island's causeway, along with larger sidewalks with handicap accessiblility

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Can a Ghost Follow Me Home?

With the recent announcement of Face Your Fear Night on October 17 at Fort Taber in New Bedford, the SouthCoast has been overwhelmingly ready to explore the haunted fort and batteries at the historic park. They're going to grab up their flashlights, maybe pick up an EMF meter and walk bravely into

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Deteriorated portion of the Coffin-Howland House at Hazelwood Park | Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Deteriorated portion of the Coffin-Howland House at Hazelwood Park | Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Partial Demolition of Coffin-Howland House Moves Forward

The City Council's Committee on Appointments and Briefings unanimously voted to approve the partial demolition of the Coffin-Howland House at Hazelwood Park after a public hearing Monday evening.

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Brenda Weiss speaks during International Overdose Awareness Day program at Paaca / Jim Phillips TSM
Brenda Weiss speaks during International Overdose Awareness Day program at Paaca / Jim Phillips TSM

PAACA Building Community Allies In Fight Against Opioid Abuse

Opioid abuse in New Bedford continues to claim lives, but the fight to save lives is gaining allies everyday.

PAACA hosted a program on Monday to mark International Overdose Awareness Day, and to update the community on efforts to educate the public on how they can help loved ones overcome addiction

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Photo from New Bedford Police

Second Man Charged In August 2nd Murder

The District Attorney's Office has formally charged a second man with murder in the August 2nd shooting death of 25 year old Jeffrey Sylvia Jr. of New Bedford.

Prosecutors say 22 year old Michael Sousa was the shooter in the incident

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Brooke Avelar of New Bedford
Brooke Avelar of New Bedford

New Bedford Teen Missing For More Than Two Weeks

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has put out a notice about a missing New Bedford teen.

The Center says Brooke Avelar has been missing since August 14.  The Center says she may still be in the local area, or perhaps has traveled to Taunton

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New England Governors Urge FDA to Set Tougher Opioid Labels

BOSTON (AP) _ The governors of all six New England states have sent a letter urging the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to tighten warnings on opioids.

The governors said the FDA should require changes on labels for immediate release opioids to make sure patients and doctors understand the risk of addiction, overdose, neonatal abstinence syndrome and death associated with the drugs.

The governor

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Police Investigate North End Robbery

New Bedford Police are investigating an armed robbery early Sunday in the North End.

A woman told police she was walking home on North Front street around 1:50am after leaving a house party, when she was confronted by three women

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Photo Courtesy of New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Arrested in Connection to Theft, Break-In

New Bedford Police say surveillance video from two separate incidents led to the arrest of a New Bedford man Monday morning.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says a man was caught on camera Thursday stealing a leafblower and a weedwhacker from an Acushnet Avenue driveway, with the same man being recorded breaking into Sunshine Donuts on Belleville Avenue the next morning

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