2016

Our Favorite Eateries to Open in 2016
There are plenty of great places to eat throughout the Southcoast, and we were glad to see so many restaurants and cafes open this year and we look forward to the many more planning to open their doors in 2017.
New Bedford Property Tax Rates Get Minimum Increase For 2017
After New Bedford's huge spike in total tax collection this year, residents and businesses are catching a relative break in 2017.
At Monday night's Tax Classification Hearing, the New Bedford City Council voted 9-2 to increase tax rates for both businesses and residents by the minimum facto…
New Bedford Piecing Together Mandated Early Voting Process
About 40% of Massachusetts communities are in the final planning stages of implementing early voting in the state. The 2014 provision allows for voting in state and federal final elections up to two weeks before they take place.
New Bedford is still ironing out the details for the upcoming election..…
Hillary Mentions New Bedford in DNC Speech
We've learned in recent days that Hillary Clinton spent some of her early working years in New Bedford, working for the Children's Defense Fund. But nobody expected the Democratic presidential nominee to name-drop the Whaling City during her acceptance speech at the Democratic National Con…
Authorities Announce Tight Security Plan For Boston Marathon
Public safety officials have outlined a tight security plan for the Boston Marathon three years after two bombs inside backpacks exploded near the finish line.
Authorities said during a news conference today that there will be up to 5,000 law enforcement officers, enhanced checkpoints and dozens of s…

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