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[PALEOLOGOS] Dunn is on Target When it Comes to the Opioid Crisis and Small Business

"All politics is local" is a common phrase most closely associated with Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Tip O'Neill. In my opinion, he understood the word local meant much more than just locale

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Chief Joseph Cordeiro - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Chief Joseph Cordeiro - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Community Policing, Heroin Overdose Outreach Key, Says Chief

In a wide-ranging interview with WBSM's Brian Thomas, New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro touched on a lot of subjects that plague the police force, including panhandlers, shootings and drug overdoses...

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EXCLUSIVE: Overdoses in New Bedford Nearly Doubled in 2016

NEW BEDFORD - Staggering totals as New Bedford Police release the number of opioid overdose calls they responded to in 2016. Last year, police reported a total of 679 overdoses, with 42 deaths resulting...

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NYPD Chief Bratton And NY State Attorney Gen. Schneiderman Speak On The Community Overdose Prevention Program
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New Bedford Recognizes Int’l Overdose Awareness

As the world gathered together for International Overdose Awareness Day Wednesday, so did several dozens of people in New Bedford during a service at Pilgrim United Church of Christ downtown. 

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Look inside one of the new bedrooms at Taunton State Hospital for patients in WRAP | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Look inside one of the new bedrooms at Taunton State Hospital for patients in WRAP | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Women’s Treatment Facility Opens at Taunton State Hospital

The second phase of the Women's Recovery from Addictions Program (WRAP) was officially unveiled by Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and other local and state officials Thursday at Taunton State Hospital. 

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Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

State Grant Helps Fund Opioid Abuse Education At House Of Correction

The Bristol County Sheriff's Office is working with inmates at the House of Correction to better educate them about the dangers of opioid abuse and treatment services available...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Community Takes Stock of Opioid Crisis with Town Hall Discussion

Hundreds of community members attended a unique town hall-style meeting to discuss opioid abuse and addiction on the Southcoast Wednesday evening at the Zeiterion Theater. 

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Opiod Abuse Forum To Be Held In New Bedford

A group of New Bedford area health professionals will be taking part in a town hall forum Wednesday night that will focus on the region's ongoing opioid crisis.

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Physicians to Prevent Opioid Addiction are pushing its newest initiative, #TurnTheTideNB. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Physicians to Prevent Opioid Addiction are pushing its newest initiative, #TurnTheTideNB. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Local Physicians Gather to Discuss Opioid Prescribing Practices

As the nation's opioid addiction epidemic continues to rise, dozens of physicians from local emergency departments gathered Thursday evening to discuss methods of preventing even further growth. 

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media
Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

Councilors Renew Discussion of Medical Marijuana Facility in New Bedford

Two New Bedford City Councilors filed a motion to discuss the medical marijuana dispensary industry and its possible role in the city during Thursday's meeting, suggesting it can boost the local economy while also driving down opioid addiction. 

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