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City Plans Crackdown On Illegal Peddling

The New Bedford City Council passed two motions during Thursday night's meeting addressing the long-standing issue of illegal peddlers on city streets. 

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Jon Faria/TSM

New Drug Treatment Facility Denied In New Bedford

New Bedford residents living near the proposed drug treatment facility on Brigham street showed up in mass to Thursday's Zoning Board of Appeals hearing.

After over an hour of testimonies, the Board unanimously denied the facility a special permit to be in a residential district

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WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images

NOAA Awards Grant Money To SMAST for Fisheries Research

UMass Dartmouth's School of Marine Science and Technology is the recipient of four grants totaling more than $900,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The money comes from the Saltonstall-Kennedy grant program to fund research on the oceans and fishing stocks

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New electric cars lined up on William Street / Jim Phillips TSM
New electric cars lined up on William Street / Jim Phillips TSM

New Bedford Leases Ten Electric Cars For City Fleet

The City of New Bedford is replacing ten, 20-year old passenger vehicles with new electric cars.

The new Nissan Leafs were on display Thursday outside City Hall.

New Bedford is leasing the electric cars for three years, at a fraction of what it might cost for leasing conventional vehicles

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Local Steelworkers Flex Union Muscle

Members of the local steelworkers union rallied in front of the Allegheny Ludlum plant in the South End of New Bedford Thursday.

The industry-wide union contract with the steel manufacturer is set to expire on June 30

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Thinkstock photo

SJC Sets Legal Guidelines For Spanking Children

The state's highest court has for the first time set legal guidelines for when and how parents can use spanking to discipline their children.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said Thursday that spanking or other forms of mild physical punishment of a minor child are permissible if the force used is ``reasonable,'' and is ultimately for the purpose of helping a child by preventing or punishing misconduct

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Local Bank Donates to UMass Dartmouth’s Freedom Festival

UMass Dartmouth receives a large charitable donation to support it's annual Fourth of July celebration. Bristol County Savings Bank has donated $25,000 which will be used to operate the Freedom Festival on

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Getty Images -  Rep. William Keating (D) Mass.
Getty Images - Rep. William Keating (D) Mass.

Keating Praises Supreme Court Decision On ACA

Congressman Bill Keating welcomed the latest ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that upheld a section of the Affordable Care Act that provided taxpayer subsidies for low-income residents in nearly three dozen states that have not set up health insurance exchanges.

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Credit: seekonk-ma.gov
Credit: seekonk-ma.gov

Group Publicly Censures Town Administrator

Seekonk Town Administrator Shawn Cadime has been accused of an ethics violation.

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Whale Rock

A Whale Of A Rock Reported In New Bedford

 

A caller to the Phil Paleologos Show caused a bit of a stir Wednesday morning after they reported seeing a stranded whale in the waters off Fort Rodman.

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