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The Washington Post via getty images
The Washington Post via getty images

Crime Is A Spiritual Problem

Now that the headline has grabbed your attention, let me add that I believe most of crime is not only a lack of spirituality, but the lack of parental attachment, unsafe, unstable homes and broken marriages...

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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford
New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

City Council Approves Public Safety Summit

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford City Council voted to approve a written motion to hold a Public Safety Summit that will include all politicians, public officers, and law enforcement involved in the fight against crime in the city...

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City Councilor At-Large Brian Gomes (right) speaks with WBSM's Barry Richard (left) about crime in New Bedford. Tim Dunn/TSM
City Councilor At-Large Brian Gomes (right) speaks with WBSM's Barry Richard (left) about crime in New Bedford. Tim Dunn/TSM

Gomes Calling For Public Safety Summit

NEW BEDFORD- City Councilor At-Large Brian Gomes appeared on WBSM’s Barry Richard Show this afternoon to talk with Barry about his plans to combat the rise in crime throughout the city...

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Brian Gomes - Dan McCready/Townsquare Media
Brian Gomes - Dan McCready/Townsquare Media

OPINION | Barry Richard: Public Safety Summit Could Be A Good Idea

The city's neighborhoods seem to have quieted down just a bit since a man was shot while minding his business in his apartment during what is believed to have been a gang related shootout in the streets around North Front Street in June...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Mitchell: Community Safety ‘Obligation We Owe Our Residents’

It's been a quiet week for crime in New Bedford, but that doesn't mean city or police officials are taking it for granted.

In his weekly appearance on WBSM, Mayor Jon Mitchell said the steps the city and the police department have taken toward curbing crime in problem neighborhoods such as Tallman Street and North Front Street are not "one-off efforts," and he said the plan is to keep pressing the issue...

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Kevin Cahoon/Yarmouth Police Department
Kevin Cahoon/Yarmouth Police Department

Sex Offender Shoots At Yarmouth Police Officer During Confrontation

YARMOUTH, MA-  A police officer was shot with a flare gun in Yarmouth this past Thursday while pursuing a wanted man on-foot.

According to the Falmouth Patch, Kevin Cahoon was spotted by a police officer as he was riding a bicycle behind a building Thursday morning on Long Pond Drive...

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Courtesy New Bedford Police Facebook
Courtesy New Bedford Police Facebook

Mitchell: ‘Still Got Work Cut Out’ Dealing with Crime in North Front Street Area

Last week, Mayor Jon Mitchell and Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro took a walk through the area of Tallman Street and North Front Street, an area which has been rocked by violence as of late...

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Officers Mark Conley (left) and James Marinelli (right) being sworn in to the New Bedford Police Department.Tim Dunn/TSM
Officers Mark Conley (left) and James Marinelli (right) being sworn in to the New Bedford Police Department.Tim Dunn/TSM

New Bedford’s Newest Police Officers Sworn-In Today At Ceremony

NEW BEDFORD- Two new police officers were officially added to the New Bedford Police Department Thursday morning. Officers Mike Conley and James Marinelli were sworn in during a formal ceremony held in the Council Chambers at City Hall...

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Mayor Mitchell Says Landlords Need to Take Responsibility for Criminal Element

Monday's alleged gang shootout in the area of North Front Street that injured an innocent bystander, a 60-year-old man that was in his own apartment on Tallman Street, has highlighted that violent crime in New Bedford can strike anywhere...

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Freetown Police Department/Facebook
Freetown Police Department/Facebook

Storm Drain Covers Stolen In Freetown

FREETOWN - Freetown Police are warning drivers and cyclists after storm drain covers in the town have gone missing.

On their Facebook page, Freetown Police say they received multiple reports Tuesday of missing storm drain covers in the area of Locust Street, Chipaway Road, Billy's Lane, and Slab Bridge Road...

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