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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

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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Photo, Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Carl Alves: Opioid Legislation Great Start, But Not Without Flaws

Governor Charlie Baker this week rolled out proposed legislation that looks to curb opioid abuse and treat those addicted to opioids. The legislation seeks to allow doctors to retain and evaluate addicts for three days and recommend long-term treatment, while limiting new opioid prescriptions to a three day supply...

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

PAACA Director: Help Is Out There For Opioid Abusers

Another sign that the opioid abuses crisis in New Bedford has reached epidemic proportions. At least five drug overdoses have been reported in New Bedford since Tuesday...

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Chief Youth Court Sponsor Hopeful Program Will Continue

The chief sponsor of the Youth Court Program is hopeful funding can be found to keep it operating in New Bedford and Fall River.

Carl Alves of Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction says the program joins with schools to bring youthful offenders before a jury of their peers who listen to arguments and decide their fate...

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

Prescription Drug Abuse Still A Large Concern

With the amount of fatal heroin overdoses on the Southcoast down, and the number of overdose reversals on the rise thanks to first responders, things are looking up in the fight against heroin and drug abuse...

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Photo by Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

DEA’s Crackdown On Synthetic Drugs Applauded

The Drug Enforcement Administration is cracking down on synthetic drugs. DEA officials say a nationwide operation on Wednesday targeted the distribution and trafficking of synthetic drugs in roughly two-dozen states...

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

Carl Alves Is Sister Rose Award Winner

The winner of this year's Sister Rose Award has been working in the human service field in New Bedford for more than 20 years.

Carl Alves is the executive director of PAACA and member of the Homeless Service Providers Network...

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