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Downtown New Bedford’s 24th Annual 50′s Night Returns This July

If you're from the Greater New Bedford Area you've probably been to a few of Joe Jesus' popular 50's Night  held each July in Downtown, New Bedford.  This is the 24th year that good ol' Joe is holding the event and like every year before it, it promises to be the biggest one yet. "It just keeps growing every single year!"   This year's event will be Thursday, July 16th with festivities started at 5pm.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Downtown Church’s Interfaith Service Remembers S.C. Tragedy

People from all backgrounds, races, and faiths joined together at Bethel A.M.E. Church downtown Sunday evening for an interfaith service in remembrance of the nine people murdered in Charleston, S.C. 

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Rep. Antonio Cabral, (D) New Bedford
Rep. Antonio Cabral, (D) New Bedford

State Rep. Antonio Cabral Applauds Plan For New, Larger Courthouse

State Representative Antonio Cabral is applauding the state's Trial Court recommendation to build a new, larger courthouse in downtown New Bedford.

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Part of the "Nautical Nuances" exhibit at the State Pier terminal. (Jon Faria/TSM)
Part of the "Nautical Nuances" exhibit at the State Pier terminal. (Jon Faria/TSM)

Art Hits New Bedford’s Waterfront

You might want to look twice at the jumble of vines near New Bedford's State Pier terminal.

The giant squid made out of invasive plant life is all a part of the Seaport Artwalk project opened Saturday evening on the downtown waterfront

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

Repairs At Octopus Intersection Downtown

There were some backups at the octopus intersection in Downtown New Bedford Friday morning after a traffic light was knocked over.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says at around 8 a.m. they received a report that a utility truck struck a traffic light pole at the intersection of Kempton and Pleasant Streets,  knocking it over

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Work crews prepare to lift overpass from its perch. / Photo from Karen Cauble-Pina
Work crews prepare to lift overpass from its perch. / Photo from Karen Cauble-Pina

“Octopus” Intersection Has New Look

The "Octopus" intersection Downtown at Route Six no longer has its pedestrian overpass.  The structure was taken down Sunday night, as part of an improvement project for that intersection.

D-P-I chief Ron Labelle says the overpass was lifted off its abutments to the street below, then cut in half

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Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Rev. David Lima Rips Casino Plan For New Bedford

When it comes to building a casino in New Bedford, don't expect Reverend David Lima to remain quiet.

Lima, the Executive Minister of the New Bedford Interchurch Council and a long-time casino opponent, says he can understand why the idea of a casino in the Whaling City might be attractive to some

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Jon Faria/ TSM
Jon Faria/ TSM

Art And Culture Helping New Bedford Grow

If you ask members of the downtown community, you can thank New Bedford's heavy art and cultural influence for much of the city's growth.

City and state officials spoke at UMass Dartmouth's College of Visual and Performing Arts downtown about the impact of funding on local businesses and the city's improving culture

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Photo from New Bedford Police
Photo from New Bedford Police

Tennessee Man Wanted For Violent Crimes Picked Up In New Bedford

 

A man wanted for violent crimes in Tennessee was picked up Friday morning in New Bedford.

Lt. John Chaves tells WBSM News, police responded to the homeless shelter on Eighth Street Friday on a report of a disruptive occupant. Whe

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Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images
Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

New Bedford Celebrates New Year’s Eve

What are you doing New Year's Eve? The City of New Bedford has your evening planned out for you, with a multitude of activities and live music events to choose from.

The Toe-Jam Puppet Band, children's folk singer Bill Harley, jazz musicians, and even a West African drum ensemble are just some of the performers to be featured downtown Wednesday night

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