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Drug Used to Tranquilize Elephants Appearing on Black Market in Massachusetts

NEW BEDFORD - A drug stronger than fentanyl has stormed onto the scene in Massachusetts. State Police recently revealed they have discovered three samples of carfentanil in drug samples taken from Brockton and Quincy...

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Interise

Townsquare Sunday: Interise New Bedford

INTERISE is a non-profit organization that helps business-owners up their game. WBSM's Jim Phillips spoke with the program's director, Elizabeth Howe, and one of their recent graduates, Carl Alves' of PAACA, on this week's Townsquare Sunday...

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TSM - Carl Alves speaking at a recent event
TSM - Carl Alves speaking at a recent event

New Bedford Forum to Help Individuals and Families Struggling with Addiction

State Representative Antonio Cabral is hosting a public forum Thursday night at the Whaling Museum to help citizens learn how to combat opioid addiction...

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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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Local Activist Proposes Injection Sites

As the entire state is dealing with an opioid addiction one local activist has made a controversial proposal.

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Full house at Homeless Service Providers Network meeting / Jim Phillips TSM
Full house at Homeless Service Providers Network meeting / Jim Phillips TSM

Advocates Want Overflow Shelter Open More Often

The debate continues over when New Bedford's Emergency Overflow Shelter should open its doors.

Advocates for the homeless attended a meeting Thursday of the city's Homeless Service Provider Network contending the shelter's schedule is too haphazard, and there are nights when the shelter should be open, but isn't...

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NYC Pharmacies Begins Selling Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Over The Counter
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Walgreens to Carry Non-Prescription Narcan in Massachusetts and Other States

Walgreens is going to start selling the heroin antidote called naloxone, also known as Narcan. The chain announced that the antidote will be available without a prescription in at least 35 states, including Massachusetts...

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Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

Homeless Protest Over Shelter Closing On Wednesday

"We've got to do more." That's the feeling of the President of the Homeless Service Providers Network after a group of homeless people gathered outside City Hall Thursday Morning to protest the failure of the city's Emergency Shelter to open the night before...

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Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

Overflow Shelter Gearing Up For Weekend Storm

The City of New Bedford has the final say, but organizers of the New Bedford Overflow Shelter for the Homeless tell WBSM News, they are gearing up to open sometime this weekend...

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Homeless Struggle To Maintain New Encampment In Sacramento
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Streamlining Process For Assisting The Homeless

The New Bedford Homeless Service Providers Network is streamlining the way people can access services to aid the homeless.

As of December 1st, people in need, or those advocating for the homeless must call Catholic Social Services to get the ball rolling on services...

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