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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Mitchell: Community Safety ‘Obligation We Owe Our Residents’

It's been a quiet week for crime in New Bedford, but that doesn't mean city or police officials are taking it for granted.

In his weekly appearance on WBSM, Mayor Jon Mitchell said the steps the city and the police department have taken toward curbing crime in problem neighborhoods such as Tallman Street and North Front Street are not "one-off efforts," and he said the plan is to keep pressing the issue...

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John Bullard/Courtesy NOAA
John Bullard/Courtesy NOAA

Former Mayor Bullard to Retire from NOAA Position

John Bullard formally announced today that he is retiring from his position as NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Administrator.

The former New Bedford mayor has been serving in the top job for NOAA's Gloucester-based office since 2012...

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Acushnet Police/Facebook

Two-Car Crash in Acushnet Sends Both Drivers to Hospital

Acushnet Fire and EMS as well as Acushnet Police responded to a head-on motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles shortly before 2:30 p...

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Piotr Adamowicz

Fairhaven Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Charges

BOSTON – A Fairhaven man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to distributing methamphetamine.

Peter Lobo, 54, pleaded guilty today to one count of distributing methamphetamine before U...

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After Receiving Complaints, New Bedford Police Arrest Prostitute

NEW BEDFORD - Following complaints of prostitution in a South End neighborhood, New Bedford Police have arrested one woman after she was seen offering sexual activity for money...

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Kris Connor/Getty Images for EMILY's List
Kris Connor/Getty Images for EMILY's List

AG Healey Wants Corporate Manslaughter Back on State’s Agenda

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey joined worker safety advocates Tuesday to ask lawmakers to update the penalty for companies found responsible for death -- a fine that has not changed since before Maine voted to secede from Massachusetts...

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CapeCodChrisJ/Youtube

One Person Injured in Boat Collision Near New Bedford Harbor

NEW BEDFORD - One person has been injured following a collision involving two boats outside of New Bedford Harbor.

The collision took place just before 10 a...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

OPINION | Barry Richard: Baker Tries To Have It Both Ways On Sanctuary State Bill

Governor Charlie Baker can pander with the best of them and on Monday "The Guv" ignited a firestorm of criticism and concern when he indicated he might be persuaded to back a bill to declare Massachusetts a sanctuary state...

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Hailey Gregoire, Sarah Cary/Facebook
Hailey Gregoire, Sarah Cary/Facebook

Two Women Set Off Fire Alarm, Flee New Bedford Rehab Center

NEW BEDFORD - Two women have been arrested after setting off a fire alarm and fleeing from a rehabilitation facility in New Bedford.

New Bedford Police responded to the Women's Addiction Treatment Center at 108 North Front Street at 1:27 p...

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WFXT-TV

Fake Police Cruiser in Nearby Town Tricks Drivers Into Slowing Down [VIDEO]

LAKEVILLE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has gotten drivers to slow down for years with the help of a sign shaped like a police cruiser posted in his driveway...

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