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New Bedford Councillor Proposes Dirty Needle Dropboxes

A New Bedford City Councillor wants to begin proactively addressing the issue of discarded hypodermic needles in the city.

Councillor at Large Ian Abreu says discarded needles have become an epidemic in city streets, parks, and playgrounds...

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New Bedford Roadwork Sites For August 22- 27, 2016

The City of New Bedford has roadwork sites for this upcoming week of August 22, 2016 – August 27, 2016

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Ian Abreu/Facebook

Abreu To Propose Motion Supporting Middleboro Route

New Bedford City Councillor-At-Large Ian Abreu plans to introduce a motion during the City Council's next meeting on Thursday that would demonstrate the Council's support for a Middleboro Route on Southcoast rail.

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

Councilors Renew Discussion of Medical Marijuana Facility in New Bedford

Two New Bedford City Councilors filed a motion to discuss the medical marijuana dispensary industry and its possible role in the city during Thursday's meeting, suggesting it can boost the local economy while also driving down opioid addiction. 

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List Of New Bedford Construction Sites From June 6-11, 2016

City Counselor At-Large, Ian Abreu, has reported a list of sites where construction around the city of New Bedford will be located.

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IPS Group, Inc./Facebook

Letter Claims New Bedford to Enforce Parking Meter Rules on Saturdays

For years, parking in New Bedford's downtown has been free on Saturdays. It looks like that will soon change.

A letter from the City's Parking Clerk Scott Downing, dated May 4, indicates the City will soon enforce parking regulations for downtown parking meters on Saturday beginning June 4...

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Abreu Discusses Withdrawn Panhandling Ordinance

A proposed ordinance requiring licenses for panhandlers in New Bedford was struck down during Thursday night's City Council meeting.

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

Panhandler Licensing Fails to Move Ahead Due to Resistance by Councilors

Efforts to regulate New Bedford's panhandlers through licensing met its match during Thursday evening's City Council meeting thanks to major concerns over costly lawsuits against the city.

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New Bedford City Councillor Wants To Regulate Panhandling

Panhandlers are a common sight in New Bedford and now one City Councillor is proposing that they be regulated.

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2016 Job Fair / Jim Phillips TSM

Hundreds Of Job Hunters Attend Chamber Job Fair

Hundreds of job-seekers crowded into the Seaport Inn in Fairhaven on Thursday, taking part in the region's annual Job Fair.

There were more than 90 companies represented, including Brittany Global Technology of New Bedford...

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