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Phil Paleologos at the Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society, Inc.
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History Spoken At The Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society Museum

Rediscover a very important page of local history as I broadcast live from the beautiful location of the Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society's museum today on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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John Hoey/UMass Dartmouth
John Hoey/UMass Dartmouth

Over 200 Local Students Help to Feed Hungry

Over 200 area high school students spent this afternoon packaging 10,000 meals for the hungry during an event at UMass Dartmouth.

It's part of the Leduc Center's Youth Civic Engagement Summit, which featured a workshop for students on using the power of speech to make change and food-packaging to raise awareness about hunger

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Credit: Acushnet Fire Department Facebook Page
Credit: Acushnet Fire Department Facebook Page

Prison Guard Pulls Three People From Burning Car

A prison guard who pulled three people from a burning car shortly before it became engulfed says he didn't have time to think of his own safety.

Rui Gouveia, of Fairhaven, was on his way to the state prison in Bridgewater, where he works as a correctional officer, on Tuesday night when a car passed him and crashed

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Credit: Thinkstock Photos
Credit: Thinkstock Photos

Mattapoisett Drinking Water Notice

 

The Town of Mattapoisett says coliform bacteria was detected in the town's drinking water.

A notice released by the Water Department says the coliform bacteria was found in four samples in a group of twenty samples that were taken in September.

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Attempted Robbery In New Bedford

A 25-year-old New Bedford man received a cut on his bicep during a robbery attempt Wednesday night.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says the man was walking near County Street and Penniman Street around 11 p

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Visitors explore the New Bedford Whaling Museum
Jathan Fink/Townsquare Media

Voters Will Decide Fate Of Preservation [INTERVIEW]

Come election day in November, local voters will decide whether or not to support the Community Preservation Act.

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Joint Base Cape Cod Credit: Base Website
Joint Base Cape Cod Credit: Base Website

Bond Set For 1 of 3 Asylum-Seeking Afghan Soldiers

An immigration judge has set a $25,000 bond for the release of one of three Afghan military officers accused of leaving a training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod to seek asylum in Canada.

All three soldiers appeared Wednesday inside the federal detention facility near Buffalo, New York, where they are being held on immigration violations and facing deportation

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ICCGNB/Facebook
ICCGNB/Facebook

Former CT Congressman: Casinos Not a Good Bet

Former congressman turned author Bob Steele of Connecticut makes no bones about it: he's opposed to casino gambling and the impact it has on people and the communities where they're located.

Speaking with WBSM's Taylor Cormier, Steele said the nation's most successful casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, are now facing tough times

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Officials Urge Continued Conversation Over Domestic Violence

The Women's Center of New Bedford has once again orchestrated a month of events to raise awareness of domestic violence.

October is the setting for domestic violence awareness, and in Massachusetts 14 people this year have died as a result of domestic abuse incidents.

Pamela McCleod-Lima of the Women's Center says there needs

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mayor: City Welcomes Education Commissioner’s Input

The state's Commissioner of Education is visiting New Bedford on Thursday, stopping at two of the city's underperforming schools for meetings with teachers, administrators and parents.

Mitchell Chester will start his day visiting classroom at the Parker Elementary School, which the state has designated as a level five school or chronically underperforming

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