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NFIA, North Fairhaven Improvement Association via Facebook
NFIA, North Fairhaven Improvement Association via Facebook

Independence Day Ceremony And Cannon Firing At Fort Phoenix On July 4

Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven will host an Independence Day Ceremony with a cannon firing on Tuesday, July 4, at 10 a.m.

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Credit: New Bedford Office of Tourism and Marketing
Credit: New Bedford Office of Tourism and Marketing

Cape Verdean Parade, Fireworks Highlight First Big Summer Weekend

Summer is officially here, and it's time for some of the best-loved traditions in New Bedford to kick off July.

The 45th annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade will be held on Saturday, July 1 at 11:00 a...

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Mayor Jon MItchell poses with check from Hawthorn Medical Associates 
(left to right: Mayor Jon MItchell, Dagny Ashely, Kathy Murray)  
Tim Dunn/TSM
Mayor Jon MItchell poses with check from Hawthorn Medical Associates (left to right: Mayor Jon MItchell, Dagny Ashely, Kathy Murray) Tim Dunn/TSM

Mayor Mitchell Announces Sponsor for Independence Day Fireworks Display

NEW BEDFORD- Mayor Jon Mitchell announced that Hawthorn Medical Associates will sponsor the Fourth of July Fireworks Display this year.

Kathy Murray of Hawthorn Medical presented a $10,000 check to Mayor Mitchell and City and Tourism Marketing Director Dagny Ashley to fund the Independence Day event...

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Saxony Police Demonstrate Illegal Fireworks
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Fairhaven Police Getting Tough on Illegal Fireworks

Fairhaven Police are strongly enforcing fireworks laws in the town. Sale, possession, and use of fireworks is illegal in Massachusetts, unless conducted by licensed professionals...

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Alves, Tomkinson/Wareham Police
Alves, Tomkinson/Wareham Police

Wareham Police Arrest Two on Gun, Alcohol Charges

While spectators for Wareham's Fourth of July fireworks were celebrating their freedom, two men were being arrested nearby.

Police Chief Kevin Walsh says officers working the fireworks event Saturday received information that one of three people walking on Onset Avenue may have had a handgun...

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Elizabeth Young

Five for the Fourth

Today we celebrate our country's birthday, and there plenty of awesome events happening across the SouthCoast in recognition of Independence Day.

Here's our list of Five Things to Do for the Fourth:

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

Keating On July 4th Terror Threats: “There’s Reason To Be Concerned”

The FBI and Homeland Security came out this week, warning of increased terrorist communication activity ahead of the Independence Day weekend...

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Fireworks and Flag
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4th Of July Firework Cruise

WBSM wants you to cruise with us on the Seastreak Fast Ferry this Independence Day. Watch the New Bedford firework display in style this year...

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American Flag
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Patriotic Songs and Movies to Help Celebrate This Weekend

In honor of the holiday weekend, we took it upon ourselves to assist you in your celebrations with Patriotic songs. We compiled this list from suggestions our listeners gave us, but I added a few personal country favorites as well...

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Arrested in July 4th Break-In

A man accused of breaking into a music store on the Fourth of July has been arrested in New Bedford.

Police say 18-year-old Raul Cruz-Martinez of Nye Street was taken into custody just after 9:30 Friday night, after the owner of the International Guatemala Musica store saw the suspect ride by his Acushnet Avenue business on his bicycle...

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