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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Environmentalist Jay O'Hara (left) with Bristol County DA Sam Sutter.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Environmentalist Jay O'Hara (left) with Bristol County DA Sam Sutter.

Connecting For Change Takes Over Downtown

Downtown New Bedford was filled with positive ideas this weekend.

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Developers take in presentation at Waypoint Events Center / Jim Phillips / TSM
Developers take in presentation at Waypoint Events Center / Jim Phillips / TSM

Developers Learn What New Bedford Has To Offer

More than 50 potential developers toured New Bedford on Thursday, getting a look at vacant property and buildings as possible sites for future economic development.....

Economic Development Council Director Derek Santos and his staff led bus tours throughout the city, visting sites in the North End, South End, Downtown and along the Waterfront

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IPS Group, Inc./Facebook

New Parking Meters Coming To New Bedford

New parking meters are coming to the Downtown and North End Business Districts in New Bedford.

Mayor Jon Mitchell, speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, said the new meters will be installed over the next week

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Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

$160K In Funding For Arts And History In New Bedford

Over $160,000 in state grant money will be flowing into downtown New Bedford. The grants are being awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and were announced by State Representative Antonio Cabral

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#peopleofnewbedford, Facebook

New Bedford Goes 1950′s Thursday Night

You may think you're in an episode of The Twilight Zone if you're in downtown New Bedford Thursday night, but Rod Serling won't be making an appearance.

It's actually Joe Jesus' 23rd annual 50's Night, bringing classic cars and music to Union and Purchase Streets all night long

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Downtown New Bedford To Be Sprayed For Mosquitoes This Week

Downtown New Bedford will once again undergo targeted ground spraying by the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project.

The New Bedford Board of Health announced Tuesday the ground spraying will take place in the area of Union and Purchase Streets as well as City Pier 3 between 2am and sunrise Thursday morning

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Store Next To Downtown Police Station Robbed

A downtown convenience store was robbed at gunpoint this afternoon.

New Bedford Police say two males robbed Costa's Cash Express at 211 Union Street just after noon time, struck the female clerk in the face with a silver handgun, and demanded cash

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New Bedford Downtown Post Office
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Mayor Mitchell Joined by Senators, Congressman In Post Office Appeal

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is appealing the United States Postal Service's decision to relocate the downtown post office to a storefront instead of keeping it at it's historic location.

Mitchell writes he believes the move is "unwise, short-sighted, and potentially disruptive to the strong resurgence of activity that New Bedford's downtown has enjoyed over the past several years

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Councilors Call For More Security Cameras Downtown

Some city councilors called for more security cameras downtown at Tuesday night's Public Safety Committee meeting.

At-Large Councilor Debora Coelho called for the cameras in response to vandalism of the city's iconic Whaleman statue last year

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Ebay

Mitchell Wants To Keep Post Office As Is

A real estate specialist with the U.S. Postal Service is looking to relocate services provided at the Downtown New Bedford Post Office on Pleasant Street.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's "dead set" against it

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