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Downtown Post Office Hearing is March 18 At City Hall

The Downtown Post Office in New Bedford belongs to the U-S Postal Service, but local elected officials are taking a keen interest in that building's future. 

The City Council's Committee on Appointments and Briefings will meet with postal service officials on March 18th to hear about their plan to close the building and re-locate retail postal services to a smaller storefront Downtown

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Retailers, City Gear Up For Holiday Shopping Season

Shoppers are lining up outside the area's retail stores, looking for "Black Friday" bargains.  The Friday after Thanksgiving is believed to be the busiest shopping day of the year.  Many stores opened at 6pm on Thanksgiving while others waited till 12:01 to allow shoppers in

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New Ordinance Regulates Food Trucks In New Bedford

The New Bedford City Council has approved an ordinance regulating food trucks in the city.  The vote was 7-4.

The ordinance increases hours of operation, identifies areas where food trucks can operate, and jumps the annual fee to $600

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TSM - Mass. Transportation Sec. Richard Davey speaks during Route 18 dedication.
TSM - Mass. Transportation Sec. Richard Davey speaks during Route 18 dedication.

Officials Celebrate Completion Of Route 18

State and local officials cut a ribbon on Friday to mark the completion of phase one of the Route 18 Improvement Project.

The project includes stamped-concrete intersections, traffic lights and landscaping on a section of Route 18 around Union Street, to slow down traffic and create a way for pedestrians to safely cross the roadway

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell lines up shot during Celebrity Game at Greater New Bedford Summer Basketball Classic
TSM - Mayor Mitchell lines up shot during Celebrity Game at Greater New Bedford Summer Basketball Classic

Basketball Tournament Attracts Crowd To Downtown New Bedford

The Greater New Bedford Summer Basketball Classic brought some life to Downtown New Bedford on Saturday. 

The Classic is the brain-child of Eric Britto, a basketball referee and co-founder of Truebounce, Inc

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Markey Talks Up Wind Power During Visit To New Bedford

U.S. Senator Edward Markey toured Downtown New Bedford Wednesday with Mayor Jon Mitchell and discussed challenges the city is facing.

The Senator said the major talking point was a focus on wind energy and having New Bedford become a major producer of wind power

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Photo - New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Charged In Downtown Stabbing

 

A New Bedford man is charged with assault with intent to murder following a stabbing incident late Friday morning in the Downtown area.  Det. Capt. Steve Vicente says the stabbing happened at School Street and Acushnet Avenue.

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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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Ice Art On Display During “City Celebrates” In New Bedford

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One of the big attractions at "City Celebrates" in New Bedford was ice sculptor Billy Poe of Brookline,  Massachusetts.  Poe used a chain saw to create a moon, the sun, and numbers "two-zero-one-and three" out of three blocks of ice

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Stabbing Suspect Found To Be “Dangerous,” Ordered Held Without Bail

A Judge in New Bedford District Court has declared a city man "a danger to the community."  33 year old Chad Dargis appeared in court Friday for a dangerousness hearing.  He was arrested last Sunday following a stabbing incident at Club 908 Downtown

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