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City Council Wants To Hear From Fire Chief

The City Council hopes to talk with New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes about why he feels the need to look for employment somewhere else.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Members of the New Bedford Seaport Cultural District Executive Committee.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Members of the New Bedford Seaport Cultural District Executive Committee.

New Bedford Seaport Cultural District Celebrates One Year Of Accomplishments

The New Bedford Seaport Cultural District celebrated its first year of accomplishments during their first annual meeting Thursday evening at the Buzzards Bay Coalition Center.

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Photo by John Blanding/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by John Blanding/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

US Rep. Seth Moulton Named To House Armed Services Committee

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton has won a seat on the House Armed Services Committee.

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Alex Jardin/New Bedford Mayor's Office
Alex Jardin/New Bedford Mayor's Office

Mural Chosen For New Bedford Public Art Project

The New Bedford Public Art Committee has selected a mural design to be painted on the walls of the North Front Street overpass.

The committee sifted through a number of submissions, ultimately choosing a design created by New Bedford artist Alex Jardin, a 2007 New Bedford High School graduate

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Manuel Garcia Courtesy of Ed Camara
Manuel Garcia Courtesy of Ed Camara

Portuguese Feast Kitchen Manager Dies

Members of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Committee are remembering 85-year-old Manuel Garcia of Onset, who was found in waters off Onset on Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at Tobey Hospital.

For many years, Garcia was the kitchen manager at the feast, and spokesman Edward Camara tells WBSM News, Garcia will be hard to replace

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Committee To Decide Whaling City Festival’s Fate

It looks like the Whaling City Festival is being given a one-time trial with a closing time of 9pm instead of 8pm.

Mayor Jon Mitchell spoke with festival representatives, saying if they provided another hour of police details, more lighting, and cleaned the park, he'd give the later closing time a trial run

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Mass. State House / Getty Images

Massachusetts Death Penalty Amendment Sent to Committee

The Massachusetts House has turned aside a bid by several lawmakers to reinstate the death penalty, citing events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing.

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robtm2010/flickr

Fundraising for Women’s Veterans Memorial to Begin

The City Council's Memorials and Dedications Committee is just about ready to start up a fundraising campaign in support of a monument for female veterans at Fort Taber.

The committee met Tuesday night, and resolved to set up an account for the monument as soon as next week

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“Controversial” Summer Reading List Discussed

Parents, staff members, and students expressed their feelings over the most recent Hastings Middle School 8th grade summer reading list to the Fairhaven School Committee Wednesday night.

Many parents are up in arms over several of the titles from the 24-book collection, saying students are being subjected to innappropriate material such as foul language and extremely detailed sex acts including beastiality

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