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Jim Phillips / TSM

Work Begins Next Week to make Octopus Intersection Safer

Preliminary work has begun on the much talked about "Octopus intersection" in Downtown New Bedford.  Surveyors were busy there on Thursday.

D-P-I Commissioner Ron Labelle says work will begin next week to make that intersection safer for pedestrians

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Mayor Jon Mitchell speaking at the opening ceremony of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell speaking at the opening ceremony of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Greg Desrosiers/TSM

101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Kicks Off with Annual Opening Ceremony

Thursday night marked the opening of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament.

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New Bedford Wins After Baker Vetoes are Overridden

State representatives were successful in overriding budgetary vetoes made by Governor Charlie Baker.

A number of the overrides included funding for New Bedford-based initiatives.

Representative Antonio Cabral tells WBSM News close to $2 million in budget earmarks was secured by an overwhelming majority of override votes

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Attorney General Maura Healey With Mayor Jon Mitchell outside 36 Liberty St. / Jim Phillips TSM
Attorney General Maura Healey With Mayor Jon Mitchell outside 36 Liberty St. / Jim Phillips TSM

Abandoned Housing Program Gives New Life To West End Home

The City of New Bedford has joined with its state and federal partners to revitalize another home in the West End, this time at 36 Liberty Street.

Mayor Jon Mitchell and Attorney General Maura Healey toured the renovated property, which was originally built in 1899

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5 Reasons Insane Inflatable is the Best (and Most Fun) 5K

There are so many different kinds of 5Ks you can sign up for these days. Here's why an inflatable course is the way to go!

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Obama’s Vacation Home For Sale

As far as presidential vacation homes go, JFK and Hyannisport are synonymous. Richard Nixon had both a Florida White House in Key Biscayne and one in San Clemente, CA. Gerald Ford didn't have a specific one but preferred golf and ski vacations in Colorado

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Fire Destroys Buzzards Bay Home

A single story ranch home in Buzzards Bay is considered a total loss following an early Thursday morning fire.

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WISH-TV via YouTube

3 Year Old Runs for Mayor [VIDEO]

Six-year-old Bobby Tufts served as Mayor of Dorset, Minnesota for two terms. Now he's pulling for his three-year-old brother, James, to take on the responsibility.

"You say, 'Welcome to Dorset, please vote for me!'" said Bobby

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Fishing Boats / TSM

State Seeks Public Input On Spending Groundfish Disaster Aid

A sparse crowd filled the Waypoint Event Center in downtown New Bedford for a public discussion on how to spend nearly $7 million in federal relief aid for local commercial groundfishermen. 

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