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School Dept. Makes The Grade In Community Survey Preliminary Results

The New Bedford School Department conducted its second annual Community Survey and saw over a 300% increase in participation from staff, families, and community members compared to last year's.

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

A Closer Look At Dartmouth Fire District 3 Station 1

Dartmouth Fire District 3 is the hub of the town's emergency needs. It covers almost half of the town, including the North Dartmouth business district as well as UMass Dartmouth.

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Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Gomes School Applying For Grant To Add Over 300 School Hours

The New Bedford School Committee is giving the Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School the green light to take steps that could result in longer and additional school days. The School Committee Monday approved a memorandum of agreement with the New Bedford Educators Association to allow the school to apply for an Extended Learning Time (ELT) Grant from the Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers

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UMD/gettyimage

Over 100 Companies Seeking Employees at Southcoast Jobs Fair Wednesday

It's being touted as one of the largest job fairs to come to the area.

The New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with UMass Dartmouth and BCC, is hosting the Southcoast Jobs Fair Wednesday at

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Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College

Student Fees to Increase at Bristol Community College

Student fees are set to increase at Bristol Community College.

The BCC Board of Trustees voted Monday to increase student fees by $8 per credit, a 4% increase over this year's costs.

The fee increase will go into effect for the Fall 2015 semester

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Courtesy of City of New Bedford
Courtesy of City of New Bedford

New Bedford Housing Office Receives State Recognition

New Bedford's Office of Housing and Community Development has received an award from MassHousing.

The Outstanding Partner Award was recently awarded to the New Bedford office for it's commitment to homeownership, homebuyer dedication, homebuyer education, lead paint removal, and other services

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Award recipients and guest speaker Enola Aird.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Award recipients and guest speaker Enola Aird.

NAACP Breakfast Honors Local Civil Rights Leaders

The New Bedford Historical Society and the New Bedford NAACP hosted a breakfast commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act Saturday at the Waypoint Event Center downtown.

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TSM

Long Time North End School Approved For Demolition

After much discussion, a long standing north end school building could soon be demolished.

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McDonald's
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Does McDonald’s Really Care About Your Community?

Over the weekend, McDonald's ran a very interesting advertisement. The one-minute commercial featured messages posted to the "Golden Arches" signs throughout different communities throughout the United States.

The messages were vastly positive, and extremely pers

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Officials Push New Bedford Community Preservation Act Ahead of Election Day

New Bedford officials and other notables are pushing hard to pass the Community Preservation Act in the city. The proposal would tax property owners 1.5% on their properties assessed value above the first $100,

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