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WJAR/Channel 10 in Providence says it has leased space in Downtown New Bedford to open a news bureau there. 

According to a press release from the Mayor's Office, the bureau will be located in the former Standard Times building on Pleasant Street. 

WJAR President Vic Vetters says the opening of the New Bedford bureau is an important opportunity to expand our coverage of local news in Greater New Bedford. 

The Mayor's Office says the city and the Economic Development Council worked with NBC10 to secure the Downtown location.