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22nd Annual “Cans Across The Park” Another Huge Success

With the help of some great volunteers and wonderful donors, our 22nd annual "Cans Across the Park" was a huge success.

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Cans Across the Park with Furry Friends!
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“Cans Across The Park” Will Once Again Help Our Furry Friends

We are gearing up for our annual food drive "Cans Across The Park" this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The food we collect will go to the Red Cross and the United Way of greater New Bedford.

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Cans Across the Park

It's back!  For the 22nd year in a row we'll be collecting non-perishable food items at Buttonwood Park as part of our annual Cans Across the Park Food Drive. 

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TSM

Refurbished Basketball Courts Open At Buttonwood Park

If you play basketball, you probably have played a game or two at the courts at Buttonwood Park.

The three courts have been around for decades, and now have been refurbished, thanks to a fund-raising effort by The Friends of Buttonwood Park, expertise provided by the City of New Bedford, and several local companies who donated materials and labor

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Getty Images

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Early Thursday

More mosquito spraying planned for New Bedford, this time after a mosquito carrying EEE is found in East Freetown.

The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will be conducting targeted ground spraying early Thursday morning between 2am and sunrise

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Photo from NOAA
Photo from NOAA

$88 Million In Earmarks For New Bedford Awaits Governor’s Approval

Over $88 million in earmarks is included for New Bedford as part of an environmental bond bill. State Representative Antonio Cabral says the bill passed the house Thursday night, and now heads to the Governor's desk

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

New Bedford Kids Carnival Comes To Town

It may not be as large as the Whaling City Festival, but the New Bedford Kids Weekend Carnival at Buttonwood Park is still providing families with some mid-summer fun.

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New Bedford Kids Weekend Carnival Replaces Long-Running Festival This Weekend

The Whaling City Festival has been significantly downsized, and is now going by a different name.

The New Bedford Police Union stepped in to sponsor what is now the New Bedford Kids Weekend Carnival after the Whaling City Festival Committee was unable to attract enough vendors due to a lack of planning time

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Larissa Correia/Buttonwood Park Zoo

Otter Pups To Be Revealed Tuesday [VIDEO]

The newest additions to the Buttonwood Park Zoo will be officially revealed to the public Tuesday. 

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Photo by Carl D. Walsh/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images
Photo by Carl D. Walsh/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Park Board Approves Police Union’s Carnival Plan

The Park Board has given unanimous approval to a New Bedford Police Union plan to sponsor carnival rides at Buttonwood Park next month.

Union President Hank Turgeon tells WBSM News, the union stepped up after the Whaling City Festival announced this week it had cancelled the festival for this year

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