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Local Towns Receive Federal Assistance for Cleaner School Buses

Three SouthCoast communities will receive federal rebates to help purchase new, cleaner school buses.

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Dr. Kevin Stokesbury aboard the F/V Justice | Courtesy UMass Dartmouth
Dr. Kevin Stokesbury aboard the F/V Justice | Courtesy UMass Dartmouth

New System Could Lead to More Accurate Cod Stock Assesments

A new video system to assess the population of cod developed by a team of scientists at the UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and technology (SMAST) looks promising after its first test at sea.

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Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Keating Pleased Obama Administration Taking Action on Opioid Epidemic

As part of his budget proposal, President Obama is including $1.1 billion to address the nation's opioid epidemic.

Congressman William Keating says he's glad the problem is being addressed in a large way by the administration...

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Via Google Maps
Via Google Maps

City Plans to Make Improvements to ‘Hathaway Triangle’

The intersections of Hathaway Road, Nauset Street and Mount Pleasant Street, also known as the Hathaway Triangle, have been a cause of concern for motorists and pedestrians alike for decades.

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Farmers Market in downtown New Bedford | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Farmers Market in downtown New Bedford | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Massachusetts Doling Out Grants to Aid ‘Buy Local’ Effort

BOSTON (AP) — The state is doling out $300,000 in grants to support the efforts of six organizations trying to connect food producers to their local communities.

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TSM

After Setting Record Tax Rate, New Bedford City Council Suggests Budget Reform

New Bedford City Councilors say they want to be more involved in the city's budget process and listed some possible reform measures Tuesday evening. 

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TSM

Firefighters React to Year-Long Study of Department

It was standing-room only at the Fort Taber Community Center Thursday night as independent public safety consultant group FACETS Consulting presented their findings after studying the New Bedford Fire Department over the past year. 

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Plans For New Handicap Accessible Playground Announced For Pope’s Island

City officials and leaders from a local non-profit organization have teamed up to place a state-of-the-art fully handicap accessible playground on Pope's Island.

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savebuzzardsbay, flickr
savebuzzardsbay, flickr

$30 Million For SMAST Building

Funding has been secured for the proposed SMAST building in New Bedford.

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media
Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

City Council Eyes Federal Funding For Road Repairs

It's no secret many roads across New Bedford are in rough shape. The City Council is attempting to get federal funding in order to make some much needed repairs on the worst roads in the city.

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