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Officials Push New Bedford Community Preservation Act Ahead of Election Day

New Bedford officials and other notables are pushing hard to pass the Community Preservation Act in the city. The proposal would tax property owners 1.5% on their properties assessed value above the first $100,

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Mayor: Baker’s New Bedford Story is ‘Far-Fetched’

Charlie Baker's story of a New Bedford fisherman he met while on the campaign trail is raising eyebrows on the South Coast.

Baker's says the story of the mountain of a man who told his sons to work as fishermen instead of taking athletic scholarships actually occurred du

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Violent Crime Down, Drug Deaths Up In Massachusetts

A new report by state health officials is showing a drop in violent crime but continued problems with heroin deaths, rising childhood asthma and obesity.

The Massachusetts Health Council report, citing FBI crime reports, said that the state's murder rate fell by 34% and all violent crime fell by 4

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Police Search For Drugs at Wareham High School

Wareham High School was the target of a drug sweep this week.

Twelve K-9 units from several southeastern Massachusetts police agencies conducted a search for illegal drugs Monday. Interim Police Chief Kevin Walsh says no drugs were found during the sweep, which covered the inside of the school and the parking lots with full cooperation from school staff and students

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Early Work Begins Along South Coast Rail Route

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has been given the green light to award an $18 million contract for early work on South Coast Rail.

The contract with LM Heavy Civil Construction will improve five grade crossings along the South Coast Rail corridor, including one in Taunton, one in New Bedford, and three in Freetown

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Police Investigate Market Basket Purse Snatching

New Bedford Police are investigating a purse snatching at Market Basket over the weekend.

New Bedford Police say just before 9pm Friday night, a Dartmouth couple was returning to their car after shopping at Market Basket, when a man came running up from behind, snatching a purse from the victim's arm

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SUV Crashes Into New Bedford Auto Repair Shop

New Bedford emergency personnel are on the scene of a crash in the North End of the city.

The crash took place around 8pm Saturday night at Will's Garage on the 3200 block of Acushnet Ave. The driver told witnesses he swerved to avoid hitting a cat in the street when he crashed into a telephone and through the northeast corner of the auto repair shop

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Former New Bedford Caretaker Charged With Assault and Battery

A former caretaker from New Bedford has been arraigned this week after an incident in a Bourne group home earlier this spring.

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Questions About Road Safety in Mattapoisett Prompt Road Closure

Mattapoisett's Town Administrator has closed a stretch of Acushnet Road in the town due to safety concerns.

According to the Standard Times, Town Administrator Michael Gagne closed Acushnet Road at Tinkham Pond after a problem with the road's subsurface was noticed about a week ago

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New Bedford Police and Fire Unions Endorse Keating

Congressman Bill Keating is getting the support of local public safety workers as he runs for re-election.

The New Bedford Fire and Police unions endorsed the congressman at The Black Whale restaurant on Pier Three Thursday afternoon

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