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TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.
TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.

Mayor Says Tax Increase Caused In Part By State Mandates

Mayor Jon Mitchell is talking taxes and offering some reasons behind the recent property tax increase in the City of New Bedford.

Speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, the Mayor said the increase was due in part to mandates set by the state...

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NBFD Station 2 | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
NBFD Station 2 | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

New Bedford Fire Department Open House Offers Lessons in Safety

The New Bedford Fire Department invited local families to Fire Station 2 in Downtown New Bedford Wednesday afternoon for information on fire safety and prevention. 

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Credit: Freetownfire-rescue.com Facebook Page
Credit: Freetownfire-rescue.com Facebook Page

Drought Limiting Water Options For Freetown Firefighters

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs issued a Drought Warning for Southeastern Massachusetts on Friday as the region continues to deal with warm temperatures and below average rainfall.

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Jon Faria/ TSM
Jon Faria/ TSM

New Bedford’s Fire Dept. Remembers 9/11

The City of New Bedford remembered the 2,977 men and women killed during the September 11 terrorist attacks 15 years ago with a ceremony at the Downtown Fire Station on Sunday morning...

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Artistic rendering of new LNG storage facility in Acushnet | Eversource
Artistic rendering of new LNG storage facility in Acushnet | Eversource

Residents Continue Calls for LNG Opposition at Acushnet Special Town Meeting

Several hundred residents filled Acushnet's Ford Middle School Tuesday for a Special Town Meeting addressing two items related to a proposed natural gas pipeline and a liquid natural gas (LNG) storage facility. 

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Firefighters Extinguish Man on Fire in New Bedford’s North End

New Bedford firefighters had to extinguish a man that had apparently caught fire in the city's North End Thursday morning.

Fire Chief Michael Gomes tells WBSM News fire crews responded to a report of a basement fire at a residence at 57 Lauren Drive off of Phillips Road around 9:30 Thursday morning...

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Workplace Explosion Injures One on New Bedford/Dartmouth Line

New Bedford and Dartmouth crews responded to an explosion on Rockdale Avenue Friday morning.

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes tells WBSM News around 9:30am Friday morning, an employee at Marx Auto Center at 132 Rockdale Avenue near the New Bedford/Dartmouth line was using a torch to cut through a 55-gallon steel drum that had contained windshield washer fluid...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Wins Federal SAFER Grant, Funding Over 20 Firefighters

New Bedford has been awarded a federal SAFER grant.

FEMA announced the grants today, and has awarded New Bedford $4.6 million to cover fire department staffing needs...

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Facebook Photo

Second Accuser Comes Forward Against Former Lakeville Fire Lieutenant

A former Lakeville Fire Lieutenant is facing an attempted rape charge from a second accuser.

Lt. Tom Dunlevy was indicted last week on charges relating to the alleged rape of one of his employees in the Lakeville Fire Department...

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Google Maps

New Yorkers Rescued from Waters off of South End in New Bedford

Two swimmers that were in distress are doing fine now after the efforts of the New Bedford Fire Department. The male and female swimmers were reported to be in distress after a South End resident spotted them clinging to a buoy far from the shore near Monkey Island...

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