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New Bedford Crews Replacing Aged Pipes Along Coggeshall Street

Construction on Coggeshall Street will be ongoing for several weeks, possibly longer.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the work is part of an initiative to replace aging underground service lines to prevent further ruptures and increase efficiency

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MV Thorco Svenborg - Greg Desrosiers/TSM
MV Thorco Svenborg - Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Cargo Ship’s Arrival Leads New Logistical Challenges

The arrival of the first cargo ship at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal includes another first for the city: transporting large turbine components through city streets.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Siemens crew member installing new LED "cobrahead" streetlight fixture.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Siemens crew member installing new LED "cobrahead" streetlight fixture.

City’s LED Lights Pass The Test

New Bedford's new LED streetlights have taken some getting used to, but they're providing the city with numerous benefits.

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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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City Council Offers Contingency Plans For Snow Removal

With plenty of snow still on the ground and more on the way this weekend, the City Council is looking at all possible options to remove it from city streets.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

DPI Commish: Be Careful on New Bedford Hurricane Barrier

Those looking to go for a stroll on top of the newly resurfaced hurricane barrier in New Bedford's South End should do so at their own risk.

DPI Commissioner Ron Labelle tells WBSM News while the majority of the concrete has been poured and is safe for walking, it's still technically a construction site

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New Bedford Council Questions Storm Preparedness, Approves Zeiterion Funding

As the Southcoast keeps an eye on the weekend forecast, the New Bedford City Council is still reeling from last weekend's blizzard.

The Council is calling for a public hearing with officials from DPI, DPF, NStar, and other officials that took part in preparing the city for the two feet of snow that slammed the area

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New Bedford City Worker Killed in Freak Accident

A New Bedford City employee died this morning after being found unconscious and pinned between the bucket and cab of a Bobcat front-end loader. 

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says police responded late this morning to the Water Department Building on Shawmut Avenue and started piecing together some facts

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