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Photo from Acushnet Fire Dept.
Photo from Acushnet Fire Dept.

Federal Grant Awarded To Acushnet Fire Department

The Department of Homeland Security is awarding the Acushnet Fire Department a $50,000 grant to install new vehicle exhaust systems at both the Russell Street and Middle Road fire stations.

Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher says the systems will capture diesel emissions from fire trucks and vent them outside, reducing the potential of firefighters and EMS personnel being exposed to those fumes

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Getty Images -  Rep. William Keating (D) Mass.
Getty Images - Rep. William Keating (D) Mass.

Keating Opposes FEMA’s Flood Zone Maps

 

U.S. Rep. William Keating of Massachusetts wants some changes in the flood insurance program. 

He's asking fellow members of Congress to support a bill that would delay the use of FEMA's new flood zone maps that are used to set flood insurance rates. 

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tsm - Congressman William Keating preents Purple Heart to Joseph Ford, honoring his son, Michael Ford
tsm - Congressman William Keating preents Purple Heart to Joseph Ford, honoring his son, Michael Ford

“Replacement” Purple Heart Presented To New Bedford Family

A replacement Purple Heart has been presented to the family of a fallen New Bedford Marine.

Lance Corporal Michael Ford was killed in Iraq in 2006.  Last week, his father Joseph Ford reported that his son's Purple Heart has been stolen from his New Bedford home

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Navy Seal To Be Remembered With Freetown Dedication

A traffic "roundabout" on Chace Road in Freetown will be dedicated Saturday in memory of Navy Petty Officer Tyler Trahan, who was killed in Iraq in 2009. 

Tyler's father, John Pierre Trahan tells WBSM News, his son could have attended the Naval Acadamy, but chose a combat role instead

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Senators Warren, Cowan Attend Fishing Roundtable In New Bedford

A Fishing Roundtable  in New Bedford on Wednesday, with fishermen discussing issues with Senators Elizabeth Warren, William "Mo" Cowan, and Congressman Bill Keating.

The concerns centered around how the catch allocations planned for May 1 will devestate the industry, the need for reasonable changes in the Magnuson-Stevens Act, and better science to help government regulators make their decisions

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EPA Approves New Bedford Maritime Terminal Project

The South Terminal Maritime Project planned for the New Bedford Harbor has been legitimized by the EPA.

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