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Casino worker Tyronne Connell speaks in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM
Casino worker Tyronne Connell speaks in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM

“Vote No On Question 3″ Campaign Brings Message To New Bedford

The casino industry is spending big money to defeat Question Three in Massachusetts next month.

The Vote No on Question Three campaign stopped in Downtown New Bedford on Thursday, offering a series of speakers from New York, Detroit, and Springfield to discuss the impact of casinos in their community

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Taylor Cormier / TSM
Taylor Cormier / TSM

Converse Photo To Close In September

Converse Photo Supply in Downtown New Bedford will be closing its doors at the end of September.

Co-owner Jann Macomber says she and her husband have sold the building and plan to retire. The business started in 1932

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Classic cars downtown during 50's Night
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Classic cars downtown during 50's Night

The Fifties Take Over Downtown New Bedford [Photo Gallery]

Thousands of people flooded Union Street Thursday evening to get a look at nearly 500 classic cars during downtown's annual 50's Night.

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Destination New Bedford Facebook

Celebration Reception Held For Seaport Cultural District

New Bedford's new cultural district received recognition Thursday evening by Mayor Jon Mitchell and tourism officials.

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New Bedford Downtown Post Office
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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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