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Point-In-Time Count of New Bedford’s Homeless Underway

Today begins New Bedford's annual Point-in-Time Count to identify the number of homeless individuals in the city.

Pat Sullivan, Director of Planning, Housing and Community Development for the city, tells WBSM News that about 45 volunteers, assisted by New Bedford Police, will spend 24 hours counting the number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless in the city...

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Assistant City Clerk Stephanie Macomber, far left, administers the oath of office to New Bedford Police Department officers Jeremy Dellecese, second from right, and Samuel Algarin-Mojica, far right, as Lt. Ricard Rezendes, director of training, second from left, looks on. COURTESY NEW BEDFORD POLICE.
Assistant City Clerk Stephanie Macomber, far left, administers the oath of office to New Bedford Police Department officers Jeremy Dellecese, second from right, and Samuel Algarin-Mojica, far right, as Lt. Ricard Rezendes, director of training, second from left, looks on. COURTESY NEW BEDFORD POLICE.

New Bedford Swears In Two New Police Officers

NEW BEDFORD—The New Bedford Police Department welcomed two new officers Monday.

Jeremy Dellecese and Samuel Algarin-Mojica were sworn in at a ceremony at City Hall...

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Jon Faria/TSM

New Bedford Named The State’s Top Creative Community

The City of New Bedford is being recognized for its achievements with arts and culture.  The Massachusetts Cultural Council has named New Bedford the Commonwealth's most creative community...

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Time for New Police Chief Cordeiro to get to Work [Video]

I had my first get to know the new Police Chief interview today. New Bedford Mayor Mitchell made the announcement Monday. The official swearing in for Chief Joseph Cordeiro is Thursday May 19...

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Rendering of SMAST Expansion / UMass Dartmouth

SMAST Expansion Begins With Demolition of Naval Reserve Center

The former Naval Reserve Center building at Fort Rodman in the South End will soon be no more.

The 1970's-style structure is being demolished this week to make way for a new, $55 million expansion of the UMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology...

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Receives $1.5 Million From HUD

The City of New Bedford is receiving $1.5 million from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the funding will be going to programs that help the homeless in New Bedford...

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Will Jobs Be Lost

With all the recent news of workers for Carrier Corp., Walmart and other companies who'll be losing their jobs, the latest questions come from our own waterfront...

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City Lifts Parking Ban, Schools To Reopen Tuesday

The New Bedford Parking Ban is being lifted, and schools will reopen Tuesday.  Here's the official release from the City Of New Bedford.

Citywide Parking Ban Lifted as of 9PM Tonight,

Schools and City Offices to Reopen Tuesday,

One-Day Delay in Residential Trash Collection

New Bedford, Massachusetts – A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Southern Bristol County, including the City of New Bedford until 7AM on Tuesday morning

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Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images

New Bedford Declares Parking Ban For Midnight

The City of New Bedford has declared a Snow Emergency Parking ban starting at midnight tonight.  Here's all the information you'll need about the storm, parking and other related issues

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Darren McCollester/Getty Images

New Bedford Parking Ban Takes Effect At Midnight Tonight

The City of New Bedford has announced a city wide Snow Emergency Parking Ban  beginnng at midnight, tonight.  Here's the announcement from City Hall:

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Southern Bristol County, including the city of New Bedford, from Saturday morning through Sunday morning...

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