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Some Folks Not Pleased With Custom House Square

While officials are giving Custom House Square Park rave reviews, some local residents have yet to warm up to the renovated park.

Callers to WBSM's "Mid-Day Live" expressed their disappointment in the property, including this man who says the space could have been much more than it is

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TSM - Custom House Square Park is officially opened.
TSM - Custom House Square Park is officially opened.

New Bedford’s Custom House Square Park Opens

It took only five months to transform Custom House Square from a cracked parking lot into a small park with cement paths, plenty of trees, and lush grass.

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Arrested For Off Roading Downtown

New Bedford Police arrested a city man early yesterday morning for operating his pick up truck inside the Custom House Square Park, currently under contruction.

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tsm - Groundbreaking Ceremony for Downtown Park
tsm - Groundbreaking Ceremony for Downtown Park

New Bedford, State Officials Break Ground On Downtown Park

In just a few months, the mound of dirt that was once the Custom House Square parking lot will be New Bedford's Central Park on a much smaller scale.

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TSM

Business Owners Lukewarm to Custom House Park

With the Custom House Square parking lot closing for good Friday, reaction is mixed on the installation of an urban park in it's stead.

Jack Wetherby, owner of Freestone's City Grill just across the street, thinks of it as a beautification project

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City of New Bedford
City of New Bedford

New Bedford Trading Parking Lot for Paradise

They're tearing up a parking lot to put in paradise.

Construction on the new urban park where the Custom House Square parking lot now sits is scheduled to begin Friday. City crews will begin setting up fencing around the site, in preparation for the green space designed by New Bedford native Christopher Reed of Stoss Landscape Urbanism

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tsm - Fire and Ice" perform outside Whaling Museum
tsm - Fire and Ice" perform outside Whaling Museum

Area Families Ring In New Year At “City Celebrates”

City Celebrates is a family-friendly event that brings lots of out-of-towners to Downtown New Bedford, to enjoy, the sights and sounds of New Year's Eve.  Lakeville residents Trudi Wood and her husband are "regulars" at City Celebrates in New Bedford

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synthguy05,flickr
synthguy05,flickr

City Plans A New Park For Downtown

Residents and business owners got a final opportunity to weigh-in on plans to turn Custom House Square into a multi-use park. City officials and the Stoss Urban Landscaping group presented a conceptual drawing of the area to the public Tuesday night

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New Bedford Chowder Festival Weekend!

Here comes the weekend, and once again there's plenty to do on the Southcoast. One event you don't want to miss is Downtown New Bedford Inc's. seventh annual Chowder Festival on Sunday. The festival once again will be at Custom House Square in New Bedford's Historic District starting at noon

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