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New England Towns Struggle With Opioid And Heroin Epidemic
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Gloucester Police Chief on Leave in Ongoing Internal Investigation

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police chief who was honored at the White House for his work battling opioid addiction has been placed on paid leave pending the completion of an internal city investigation...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Firefighters Extinguish Man on Fire in New Bedford’s North End

New Bedford firefighters had to extinguish a man that had apparently caught fire in the city's North End Thursday morning.

Fire Chief Michael Gomes tells WBSM News fire crews responded to a report of a basement fire at a residence at 57 Lauren Drive off of Phillips Road around 9:30 Thursday morning...

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Workplace Explosion Injures One on New Bedford/Dartmouth Line

New Bedford and Dartmouth crews responded to an explosion on Rockdale Avenue Friday morning.

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes tells WBSM News around 9:30am Friday morning, an employee at Marx Auto Center at 132 Rockdale Avenue near the New Bedford/Dartmouth line was using a torch to cut through a 55-gallon steel drum that had contained windshield washer fluid...

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NEW FIRE BOAT

NBFD Dedicates Fire Boat in Memory of Fallen Firefighter [VIDEO]

The New Bedford Fire Department is at the ready on the harbor with a new fire boat.

The $950,000 vessel and all necessary training was funded mostly by a Federal Port Securities grant, with the City kicking in just $238,000...

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Townsquare Media

Dartmouth Police Chief Supports Police Protection Bill

State lawmakers filed a bill in the house this week that would make it a hate crime to assault a police officer. Dartmouth Police Chief Robert Szala supports the legislation...

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City of New Bedford/Facebook

New Bedford Police Chief: Dallas Ambush ‘Incredible’ and ‘Terrible’

Police departments across the nation are mourning the loss of five Dallas police officers after a sniper ambush last night. New Bedford is no exception...

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Artistic rendering of new LNG storage facility in Acushnet | Eversource
Artistic rendering of new LNG storage facility in Acushnet | Eversource

Acushnet Fire Chief Pleased No Additional LNG Trucks Coming to Town

Eversource has walked back plans for a trucking facility at a proposed expansion of it's LNG storage tanks off of Peckham Road in Acushnet...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Chief Cordeiro Calls on New Bedford Residents to Speak Up for a Safer City

Sometimes called "The Secret City," New Bedford has a reputation for a lot happening with little said. Newly sworn-in Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro is hoping to break that spirit, and replace it with a spirit of caring...

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Captain Joseph Cordeiro with City Councillor Ian Abreu - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Captain Joseph Cordeiro with City Councillor Ian Abreu - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Newly Appointed Chief, Deputy Chief to be Sworn In Thursday at New Bedford Whaling Museum

New Bedford's newly appointed Police Chief will be officially sworn in Thursday.

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Credit: ABC6
Credit: ABC6

Cordeiro Says Informed Public Needed To Combat Terrorism

Recent events in Belgium and Paris have put a renewed focus on the dangers of a terrorist attack.

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