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Favorable Review for New Bedford Schools

New Bedford Public Schools got a favorable review from the state for the first three months of their new improvement plan.

"We have a long way to go, but this was a major milestone," superintendent Dr...

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Courtesy of New Bedford Police

New Bedford Receives Grant to Combat Gang Violence

The City of New Bedford is receiving a grant in the amount of $382,068 for 2017, to help at-risk youth avoid getting involved in gangs.

The grant, which comes through the Senator Charles E...

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Courtesy Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts Recalls Glass Tumblers Due to Laceration, Burn Hazards

Dunkin' Donuts released a voluntary recall Tuesday for three styles of glass tumblers due to laceration and burn hazards.

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TSM

Buttonwood Park Zoo Placed in ‘Hall of Shame’ for Elephant Habitat

NEW BEDFORD - The Buttonwood Park Zoo has once again appeared on a list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants.

The list, compiled by In Defense of Animals, places the New Bedford zoo in their "Hall of Shame," making this the seventh consecutive year the zoo has appeared on the list...

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Westport Officially Cuts Ties with F & R Auto

WESTPORT - The Westport Board of Selectmen have once again denied a license renewal for F & R Auto.

The dealership has been the subject of litigation from the Attorney General's office after over 100 consumer complaints were filed.

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Second Fatal Overdose of The Day and Year in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD - A 22-year-old woman is dead of an apparent overdose.

New Bedford Police responded to the woman's Holly Street home after 4 P...

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Oxford Developer Won’t Get $325K From Town This Year

The Oxford School's development company will not get the $325,000 in town CPC money requested for the project, at least not all this year...

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Fairhaven Officials Trying To Save Kmart

Fairhaven officials are trying a last-ditch effort to keep the local Kmart from closing.

At last night's meeting, the Board of Selectmen read a letter sent to Kmart's parent company, Sears Holdings, hoping to convince the company to keep Kmart in Fairhaven...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Lopes Unanimously Named 2017 City Council President

Ward 6 Councilor Joseph Lopes was unanimously elected the New Bedford City Council's 2017 president during an organizational meeting Monday evening. 

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Credit: Google Maps

Cape School Charging Students After Rowdy Behavior

A number of SouthCoast high school sports teams have Sandwich on their season schedule, and students traveling to the Cape Cod town to attend games might want to bring a few extra dollars...

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