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Councilor Deborah Coelho / Dan McCready TSM
Councilor Deborah Coelho / Dan McCready TSM

Coelho ‘Reassured’ After Meeting with Police, Fire Chiefs

On Wednesday, the City Council's Committee on Public Safety and Neighborhoods met and invited New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro and Fire Chief Michael Gomes to talk about the recent rash of suspected arson cases across the city, as well as gang violence and other crime issues in city neighborhoods.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Five Hospitalized After Fire at the Car Barn

Over 30 New Bedford fire fighters responded to a kitchen fire at the Car Barn in the city's north end Wednesday. 

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

Fire-Damaged Tenament Torn Down

A New Bedford home heavily damaged in a 3 alarm fire Wednesday morning has been torn down.

A contractor hired by the property owner demolished the triple-decker Wednesday night after officials feared it would collapse...

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Chief Gomes: Firefighters Save Tenament With Quick Response

Prompt action by New Bedford Firefighters Tuesday helped prevent some major fire damage at a three-decker on Adams Street.  The fire broke out around mid-day at 63 Adams...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Federal Grant to Prevent Hearing Loss for New Bedford Firefighters

The City's fire department receives a nearly $90,000 grant for new equipment.

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes says it's the 7th year in a row the department has been awarded FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters grant...

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Photo from NB Fire Department Facebook page
Photo from NB Fire Department Facebook page

Smoky Fire At Ashley Ford Dealership

Heavy smoke was seen as far away as the South End of New Bedford Tuesday morning after a sign at the Ashley Ford car dealership on Mt. Pleasant St...

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Two New Bedford Fires

New Bedford fire officials are investigating after a fire Wednesday night and another fire early Thursday morning.

Fire Chief Michael Gomes says the first fire occurred 6:30 p...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Firefighters Honored For Bravery

The State's 25th annual ceremony honoring bravery by firefighters in Massachusetts recognized four members of the New Bedford Fire Department...

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Bristol County Donates Necessities to New York

New Bedford firefighters are spending the day loading up box trucks with non-perishable food, toiletries and other supplies.

The items, gathered by police and fire stations throughout Bristol County, are being shipped down to New York to be used in hurricane relief efforts...

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