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Groundfishing Industry To Take Another Severe Blow

More bleak news for the groundfishing industry.

NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional Administrator John Bullard announced Monday the Atlantic cod stock is in a free-fall, and more proposed cuts to the quota are on the table

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Violent Crime Down, Drug Deaths Up In Massachusetts

A new report by state health officials is showing a drop in violent crime but continued problems with heroin deaths, rising childhood asthma and obesity.

The Massachusetts Health Council report, citing FBI crime reports, said that the state's murder rate fell by 34% and all violent crime fell by 4

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Mural, Memorial Service Mark 9/11 in New Bedford

New Bedford residents let images do the talking as a new mural was unveiled honoring those who join the nation's armed forces. The mural was revealed at the 9/11 Victims and Veterans memorial service held at the Fort Taber Community Center

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Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Makes Move To Extend Mayoral Terms

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has made an official move to change the City's charter, allowing for four-year mayoral terms instead of the current two-year terms.

Mitchell presented the City Council with the proposal on Wednesday, saying the modification would bring stability to the City's executive branch, allow the mayor to focus on long-term improvements, and cutting down on the relative amount of time spent fundraising and campaigning for re-election

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Council To Choose City Clerk Thursday Night

A new clerk for the City of New Bedford will be chosen Thursday.

There are two nominees: current Carver Assistant Town Clerk Elizabeth Nichols and New Bedford's current Clerk of Committees Dennis Farias

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Quinn Wants to “Speed Up” Fisheries Science

Former State Rep. John Quinn of Dartmouth has just about completed his first three-day meeting as a member of the New England Regional Fisheries Management Council. 

The meeting took place in Plymouth, and Quinn says the validity of scientific data dominated most of the discussion

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Feds to Delay Porpoise Closure in Gulf of Maine

The Northeast's top federal fisheries manager says he'll delay a planned shutdown of a key fishing area after fishermen argued the closure to protect harbor porpoises would devastate an industry segment

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New Bedford City Council Looks to Limit Yard Sales

New Bedford residents may soon have to go through a new process in order to hold a yard sale.

The New Bedford City Council will be taking up the issue at their next meeting, in an effort to cut down on yard sales that are held almost every weekend, and in some cases, nearly every day

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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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New Bedford Commemorates 9/11


This year's remembrance of September 11th, 2001 served as a call to community volunteerism in New Bedford.

City and State officials gathered in front of City Hall today, before a sizeable crowd, recalling the events of that day and the aftermath that has transformed the nation

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