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Free Flu Shots at Fundraiser

The Mercy Meals and More fundraiser on Super Bowl Sunday is going to be healthy and good for you! For a $7.50 donation, you'll get two samples and a bowl of homemade soup, plus a free flu shot! Soup is good in cold weather and flu shots are also good this time of year! For the admission donation, you'll choose and vote for your favorite soup, and the City of New Bedford Board of Health is giving free flu shots as a way to keep you healthy! The Soup Bowl Fundraiser is located at 634 Purchase St. and runs from n

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Local Animals Are Begging ‘GIMME SHELTER’

Tweaking the lyrics of Gimme Shelter, 'Yeah, a storm is threatening their very lives today - If they don't get some shelter, Lord they're gonna fade away.'

The "storm" is a real life problem facing C.A.R.E., the local no-kill animal habitat.

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Berklee College of Music Wins at Grammy Awards [VIDEO]

The band Imagine Dragons stole part of the show Sunday night with its song "Radioactive," which won a Grammy. But the larger picture boasts seven Grammy Awards  in one night for the Berklee College of Music's alumni and instructors!

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A Hatchet Job on Lizzie Borden?

This past Saturday, the Lifetime network aired its controversial new made-for-TV movie Lizzie Borden Took An Ax. Starring Christina Ricci as Fall River's most notorious alleged murderess, the film was under a very big microscope by quite a few different communities of which I am a part--the paranormal field, local history buffs, and of course, all of us as SouthCoasters. Lizzie

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Mural of the 54th Regiment Proposed for New Bedford

The bond between the historic 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and New Bedford can not be separated. On Jan. 30, people from the local Artist-In-Residence program invite the community to their Meet The Artist event that will launch its premier project, a mural paying tribute to the 54th Regiment.

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Positive Changes in Race Relations Made in Last 50 Years [VIDEO]

My family was transferred from Washington Heights in New York City to Hot Springs, Ark. in 1966. Race relations in this country were terrible.

I saw blatant discrimination first hand, and lived through some of the most challenging years when African - Americans were not only discriminated against, but loathed by some white people and loved by other white people. A lot has changed in the last 50 years, and for the better.

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Snowstorms Positive Side

Judging by the title many would say, there is no positive side to almost a foot of snow on the ground!  Yes it's a pain to shovel and remove from our cars, it is a hassle driving and the roads are slippery and make our cars filthy

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School Choice Empowers Local Parents

Every January, National School Choice Week provides an opportunity to shine a positive spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children. To some, school choice is a boogey man to public schools and their funding

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New Bedford Celebrates Former Resident Frederick Douglass

New Bedford is a very special place in the history and journey of the great Frederick Douglass. 175 years ago, Frederick Douglass came to New Bedford through the Underground Railroad. He cast his first vote, as a free man, in New Bedford! Frederick Douglass earned his first pay check, as a free man, getting and shoveling coal for the minister of New Bedford's First Unitarian Church

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Brooks Elementary School Growing Green Minds

Growing up, I attended many elementary schools around the country, but I don't recall any of them with a large garden, growing vegetables and such! But Brooks Elementary School in New Bedford is one of two schools about to cultivate edibles and young minds with the creation of school based gardens

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