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Coelho ‘Reassured’ After Meeting with Police, Fire Chiefs
On Wednesday, the City Council's Committee on Public Safety and Neighborhoods met and invited New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro and Fire Chief Michael Gomes to talk about the recent rash of suspected arson cases across the city, as well as gang violence and other crime issues in city nei…
Crime Is A Spiritual Problem
Now that the headline has grabbed your attention, let me add that I believe most of crime is not only a lack of spirituality, but the lack of parental attachment, unsafe, unstable homes and broken marriages. But for now, I want to have you think about the spiritual part of my argument...
Police Chief: ‘Silence Leads to Violence’
The New Bedford Police Department isn't waiting around for at-risk youth to start using guns before they confiscate them. Starting immediately, they're coming right for them, but they need the public's help in knowing where to look.
"This idea of us being in paralysis by fear …
Churrascaria Owner: Knife Was Pulled on Customer [UPDATE]
UPDATE: The owner of Churrascaria Novo Mundo says there was an incident in her County Street restaurant Thursday night, but no guns were pulled.
Carla Amaral* clarified earlier reports of armed men threatening other individuals, saying a customer she had never seen before was exiting the restaurant w…
New Bedford Receives Grant to Combat Gang Violence
The City of New Bedford is receiving a grant in the amount of $382,068 for 2017, to help at-risk youth avoid getting involved in gangs.
The grant, which comes through the Senator Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative, was also brought to New Bedford through Project H...