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NBPD Looks Into Report of Homeless Harassing Students for Money

NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford Police are clearing out a homeless encampment near the Hayden McFadden Elementary School.

Police were made aware of the encampment through a Facebook posting that claimed homeless people living under the I-195 overpass were harassing students for money as the children were walking to and from school...

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Taunton Man Arrested for Murder of Homeless New Bedford Man

NEW BEDFORD - An arrest has been made in the murder of a homeless man in New Bedford.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says 37-year-old Jorge Arce of Taunton was arrested Wednesday night by a Massachusetts State Trooper on Route 24 in Bridgewater...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Arson Leads to Discovery of Homeless Encampment in North End

NEW BEDFORD - A shed fire outside a mill at 1 Wamsutta St. led authorities to discover a large homeless encampment hidden in the brush Monday afternoon.

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Times Square Area Church Serves As Refuge From Cold For Homeless
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Point-In-Time Count of New Bedford’s Homeless Underway

Today begins New Bedford's annual Point-in-Time Count to identify the number of homeless individuals in the city.

Pat Sullivan, Director of Planning, Housing and Community Development for the city, tells WBSM News that about 45 volunteers, assisted by New Bedford Police, will spend 24 hours counting the number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless in the city...

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L-r: School nursing staff Donna Calderbank, Kelly Melo, Jan Turner, Melissa Goncalves, and interim supervisor Wanda Nunes present
receipts from the items bought from donations, totaling more than $3,900, with NBEA President Lou St. John and FCFCU President & CEO Peter Muise. COURTESY OF NEW BEDFORD SCHOOLS.
L-r: School nursing staff Donna Calderbank, Kelly Melo, Jan Turner, Melissa Goncalves, and interim supervisor Wanda Nunes present receipts from the items bought from donations, totaling more than $3,900, with NBEA President Lou St. John and FCFCU President & CEO Peter Muise. COURTESY OF NEW BEDFORD SCHOOLS.

NBEA To Distribute Coats, Other Winter Items to New Bedford Students in Need

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Educators Association collected more than $3,900 in donations for their annual winter coat drive. With the donations, the school nursing staffs, who coordinate the drive, were able to purchase more than $5,000 worth of clothing and toiletries for students in need with discounts from local businesses...

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Taunton Police
Taunton Police

Taunton Police Recover Gun, Find People Living in Storage Unit

TAUNTON - A homeless man has been arrested at a Taunton storage facility in connection with the theft of at least one gun.

Taunton Police say 52-year-old Patrick Richards was arrested this week on an outstanding warrant after his girlfriend tipped off police that he had stolen a gun from a nearby storage unit...

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Homeless Struggle To Maintain New Encampment In Sacramento
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New Bedford Receives $1.7 Million Grant From HUD

New Bedford is getting more than $1.7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist the homeless. The grant was announced on Thursday...

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Credit: Catholic Social Services
Credit: Catholic Social Services

Cold Temperatures Activate Emergency Shelter Opening

The overflow shelter will be open this evening.

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Credit: Catholic Social Services
Credit: Catholic Social Services

Emergency Overflow Shelter To Open Tonight

New Bedford's Emergency Overflow Shelter will be open this evening.

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Credit: Catholic Social Services
Credit: Catholic Social Services

New Bedford Overflow Shelter To Open Friday Night

New Bedford's Emergency Overflow Shelter will be open Friday night.

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