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Hometown Hero Award Presented To Fairhaven First Responder [VIDEO]

WBSM and Fun107 parent company TownSquare Media has awarded their "Hometown Hero" award to a Fairhaven emergency responder.

Joshua Benoit was nominated by his mother as a firefighter and paramedic who was called to two scenes in 2013, where he attempted to save the lives of his uncle and his brother

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Fairhaven Police
Fairhaven Police

Police: New Bedford Man Sets Fire To Porta-Potty, Other Items

A New Bedford man is under arrest after taking the phrase "light a match" to the next level.

Fairhaven Police Sgt. Kevin Kobza says on the night of July 21, Police and Fire Departments responded to four different fires, including one at a portable outhouse behing the Hastings Middle School

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Absentee Ballots Available At City Hall

The Massachusetts State Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 and the New Bedford Elections Commission has announced that absentee ballots for this election are now available through the Elections Office at New Bedford City Hall.

Any registere

Jim Phillips - TSM
Jim Phillips - TSM

UMassD Expansion Project Meets Fundraising Milestone

A major fundraising milestone has been reached at UMass Dartmouth.

The Charlton Trust recently donated $3 million for the expansion of the Charlton School of Business on campus. The pledge was contingent on the university raising $1

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Former MA Probation Commissioner At Moakley Court
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O’Brien Convicted In Probation Hiring Case

Former state probation commissioner John O'Brien was convicted of federal racketeering and mail fraud in a case that accused him of rigging the department's hiring process to favor politically-connected applicants over more qualified ones

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Police Investigate Two Separate Robberies Within 24 Hours

New Bedford Police are investigating two separate armed robberies.

The first took place early Wednesday afternoon at the Quichelenses Market on North Front Street when a black male wearing a hat to cover his face entered the store and demanded all the money from the cashier

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Zack Wittman for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Mayor Mitchell Supports Market Basket Protests and Boycott

Count Mayor Jon Mitchell as a supporter of Arthur T. Demoulas, the former CEO of Market Basket.

Arthur T. was ousted as CEO last month, and replaced by his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.

Loyal longtime workers have taken to protesting the sudden change, with work at many of the 71 Market Basket locations coming to a screeching halt

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Education Images/UIG via Getty Images

New Bedford Police Arrest Two After South End Drug Deal

New Bedford Police have arrested two suspects after they were involved in a drug deal in the South End Tuesday night.

According to the Standard Times, 23-year-old Nicholas Correia and 22-year-old Christian Gomes, both of New Bedford were arrested after a narcotics officer witnessed Correia pacing Cove Road before being picked up in a car by Gomes

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Possible Robbery Leads To Drug Arrests In New Bedford

Two New Bedford men have been arrested on drug charges.

According to the Standard Times, 32-year-old Travis Mendes of Summit Street and 24-year-old Ryan Blithe of Brook Street were taken into custody just after 2am Wednesday morning after police noticed a group of men including Blithe and Mendes outside the Cumberland Farms at Rockdale Avenue and Kempton Street

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Jaime Rebhan/WarehamVillageSoup.com

Woman Dies After Drowning At Swifts Beach [UPDATE]

UPDATE (8pm) - The woman who was hospitalized after a drowning incident at Swifts Beach in Wareham has passed away.

Wareham Police Chief Kevin Walsh says the woman, identified as 64-year-old Carol Whitney of Templeton, Massachusetts, died at the hospital despite life saving efforts.

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