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New Bedford’s Ruth the Elephant is Very Sick

One of the Buttonwood Park Zoo's biggest residents is sick.

For several days, Ruth the Elephant has been dealing with gastrointestinal difficulties...

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Host families hold signs as kids unload off the bus at Buttonwood Park. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Host families hold signs as kids unload off the bus at Buttonwood Park. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

NYC Children Arrive on Southcoast for Fresh Air and Adventure

Dozens of families greeted 26 children from New York City at Buttonwood Park Wednesday afternoon as they arrived for their one to two week stay on the Southcoast as part of the Fresh Air Fund summer program. 

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Credit: ABC6
Credit: ABC6

New Bedford Police Union to Hire Panhandlers

The New Bedford Police Union Family Fun Festival is next month, and you'll be seeing advertisements for it in an unconventional way.

The Police Union is employing former panhandlers through Ed Pacheco's initiative with his business, Places To Go, to wear sandwich board signs promoting the festival...

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Photo by Physicians Against Opioid Abuse
Photo by Physicians Against Opioid Abuse

Dozens Attend Opioid Abuse Learning Fair

 

Organizers of the first annual Walk and Learning Fair Saturday, sponsored by the Physicians Against Opioid Abuse said the event is creating more awareness about the opioid crisis on the Southcoast and the help that's available in the community.  ....

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TSM/Dan McCready
TSM/Dan McCready

Opioid Abuse Awareness Fair This Saturday

Physicians to Prevent Opioid Abuse will host a Walk and Learning Fair on Saturday to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic and discuss resources available to combat it. 

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Dr. John Saunders speaks to audiance at Tifereth Israel Congregation | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Dr. John Saunders speaks to audiance at Tifereth Israel Congregation | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Survivor Recounts ‘Miracles’ as City Observes Holocaust Memorial

Despite the rain, dozens gathered at Buttonwood Park's Holocaust Memorial and many more filled the main sanctuary of Tifereth Israel Congregation for New Bedford's 35th annual Holocaust Memorial Observance Sunday evening.

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Bruce Rose, president New Bedford chapter of NAACP, speaks during community rally at Buttonwood Park | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Bruce Rose, president New Bedford chapter of NAACP, speaks during community rally at Buttonwood Park | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Students, Community Hold Second Demonstration in Support of Ousted Counselor

Following a peaceful demonstration outside Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School Friday, students and community members gathered at Buttonwood Park Saturday morning for a community rally demanding change and accountability at the north end school.

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Students and Community members gather to support Jimmy Owens / Jim Phillips TSM
Students and Community members gather to support Jimmy Owens / Jim Phillips TSM

Voc-Tech Students And Community Members Gather To Support Jimmy Owens

Students and community members gathered Friday across the street from Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School, to show their support for ousted school administrator Jimmy Owens...

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Pet Fest 2015 at Buttonwood 17
Pet Fest 2015 at Buttonwood 17

Annual Pet Fest and Walk for Animals

"The Coalition for Animals of Greater New Bedford will be having its 17th Annual Pet Fest and Walk for Animals on Sunday, May 22nd, at Buttonwood Park from 11:00 to 3:00 pm, rain or shine...

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Getty Images
Getty Images

City Worker Injured In Chain Saw Accident

A New Bedford city employee is being treated at Rhode Island Hospital after suffering a large cut to his shin.

Det. Captain Steve Vicente tells WBSM News, the 55 year old D-P-I employee was working with a tree-trimming crew near the Buttonwood Park Warming House when he was cut with a chain saw...

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