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Codfather Sentencing Continued

Carlos Rafael was scheduled to be sentenced today in U.S. District Court, but sentencing has been continued to July 28.

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.

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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.

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New Bedford Parks, Recreation and Beaches | Silva Six

Free Meals and Activities for New Bedford Youth All Summer

The New Bedford Parks, Recreation and Beaches Department will continue its annual tradition of the Play in the Park and Summer Food Service programs to offer fun activities and healthy meals for kids this summer...

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Paul Poirier/Facebook

New Bedford’s Own ‘Rocky,’ Paul Poirier, Passes Away at 59

Paul Poirier--known to New Bedford family and friends simply as "The Champ"--has passed away at the age of 59.

The former pro boxer and three-time New England Heavyweight Champion passed away from a heart attack on Monday...

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ABC 6

Codfather’s Sentencing Continued to July

"The Codfather" has a little longer now before he is sentenced.

Carlos Rafael, the fishing magnate who pleaded guilty to a scheme in which he intentionally mislabeled fish in order to avoid federal fishing regulations, was scheduled to be sentenced today in U...

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Courtesy Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs via SHNS

Cranberry Growers Looking for Tax Cuts

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — They cultivate the state's official berry, and now cranberry growers are asking for the state to extend a helping hand, assisting them to keep pace with a worldwide market where Quebec and Wisconsin are the dominant players...

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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 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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