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[Thomas] New Bedford’s Public Safety Summit Should Be Public [Poll]

Noting the recent rash of crime and violence, New Bedford City Councilor Brian Gomes has requested a public safety summit. The stakeholders are the council, a representative from the Mayor's office and a slew of law enforcement agency officials...

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City Councilor At-Large Brian Gomes (right) speaks with WBSM's Barry Richard (left) about crime in New Bedford. Tim Dunn/TSM
City Councilor At-Large Brian Gomes (right) speaks with WBSM's Barry Richard (left) about crime in New Bedford. Tim Dunn/TSM

Gomes Calling For Public Safety Summit

NEW BEDFORD- City Councilor At-Large Brian Gomes appeared on WBSM’s Barry Richard Show this afternoon to talk with Barry about his plans to combat the rise in crime throughout the city...

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Brian Gomes - Dan McCready/Townsquare Media

OPINION | Barry Richard: Public Safety Summit Could Be A Good Idea

The city's neighborhoods seem to have quieted down just a bit since a man was shot while minding his business in his apartment during what is believed to have been a gang related shootout in the streets around North Front Street in June...

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Brian Gomes/Facebook

Gomes: Criminal Element ‘Infesting’ Every New Bedford Neighborhood

With the news that the victim in Monday's shooting in New Bedford was nothing more than an innocent bystander, it's becoming clear that violent crime in the city isn't just being inflicted upon those who pursue a lifestyle that welcomes it...

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[RICHARD] New Bedford Shootings Are Outrageous And Unacceptable

The streets of New Bedford are turning into shooting galleries and innocent people are suffering as a result.

Monday's mid-afternoon shootout on North Front Street was both shocking and unacceptable...

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Tim Weisberg/Townsquare Media
Tim Weisberg/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Now Issuing Citations for Expired Inspection Stickers on City Streets

It's a sticky situation, but it's all about keeping streets safe.

The City of New Bedford's traffic commission has passed a new ordinance that requires all motor vehicles parked on city streets to have valid Massachusetts inspection stickers...

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City Council Seeks to Increase City’s Police Force

NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford City Councilors brought up the importance of increasing the size of the city's police department Thursday evening, though with some differing ideas on how to utilize the additional manpower. 

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Bloomberg/Getty Images

ACLU Eying New Bedford’s Proposal For Use Of Drones

The New Bedford City Council is considering a proposal to use drones to conduct surveillance over high-crime neighborhoods. City Councilor Brian Gomes is pushing the idea, saying drones are another tool for the Police Department to fight crime...

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No Spy Drones in New Bedford [Poll]

When should New Bedford Police utilize drones to fight crime? Great question. In a free state, I believe police should only use drones for search and rescue missions and to hotly pursue criminals, or when they knowingly believe a crime is going to take place...

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Dan McCready/TSM
Dan McCready/TSM

Gomes Says Plan Being Formulated To Combat Violence

Following Wednesday's fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in New Bedford there has been a great deal of discussion regarding how to address youth violence in the city.

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