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Concept plans for the New Bedford River Walk Project. (Jon Faria/ TSM)
Concept plans for the New Bedford River Walk Project. (Jon Faria/ TSM)

Company Unveils New Bedford River Walk Design

New Bedford residents are one step closer to enjoying a long walk along the Acushnet River.

Shadley Associates, the company designing the 2.2 mile walkway in the north end, held a community meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Victoria Riverside Town Houses

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Wednesday is Walk And Bike To School Day

Wednesday is the fifth annual Walk And Bike To School Day in New Bedford. Its a program that encourages kids to join with their parents and walk to school.

However in some New Bedford schools, teachers are joining students in walking to school everyday

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Sam Smith Suffers Vocal Cord Hemorrhage

Sam Smith has been forced to cancel more dates on his world tour.

The British pop singer is suffering from a vocal cord hemorrhage, and on Tuesday, announced the cancellations of several concerts in Japan and the Philippines in addition to the ones cancelled in Australia last week

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (c) in Baltimore / Photo by Jose Luis Magana-Pool/Getty Images
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (c) in Baltimore / Photo by Jose Luis Magana-Pool/Getty Images

Attorney General Pledges Help For Baltimore

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is pledging to help Baltimore and improve the city's police department after meeting with the family of a man who was fatally injured in police custody.

Lynch met privately with Freddie Gray's family on Tuesday, days after Baltimore's state's attorney charged six police officers involved in Gray's arrest

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Fans File Suit Against Pacquiao And Fight Promoter

Fans upset that boxer Manny Pacquiao may have concealed an injury before Saturday's fight against Floyd Mayweather are taking legal action.

ESPN reports two Las Vegas residents have filed a class-action lawsuit against the boxer, his manager and promoters seeking five-million-dollars

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Photo from Wareham Police Department
Photo from Wareham Police Department

Wareham Woman Charged With Selling Drugs

A Wareham woman is facing drug and ammunition charges following her arrest last week.

Police carried out a search warrant last Thursday in apartment #4 at the Woods of Wareham complex. They arrested 55 year old Cindy Logan, the resident, and found two grams of crack cocaine and nearly $500 in her possession

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Jim Phillips / TSM - Social Workers protest caseload
Jim Phillips / TSM - Social Workers protest caseload

Local Social Workers Demand More State Funding

Social workers in the Greater Fall River area held the first in a series of statewide pickets, spreading awareness of what they say is an underfunded field.

Members of SEIU Local 509 gathered in Fall River Tuesday, calling on the State Senate to increase the number of social workers by adding $29 million to the Department of Children and Families budget

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Defense Lawyers: Tsarnaev Came From Dysfunctional Family

Defense lawyers are trying to convince jurors the convicted Boston Marathon bomber came from a dysfunctional family.

As the penalty phase of the trial continued Tuesday, a psychiatrist who treated Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's father testified that Anzor Tsarnaev suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder

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New Bedford Man Sentenced To Ten Years For Child Rape

A New Bedford man will serve the next ten years in state prison after being convicted of sexually abusing a young girl over a five year period.

Thirty-seven year old Chad Mandeville pleaded guilty last month to seven charges including rape, rape of a child, indecent assault and possession of child pornography

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