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New Bedford Fishing Industry has High Hopes for Trump Presidency

In an industry that has been bogged down with federal regulations, fishing representatives are hoping for a big silver lining with President-Elect Donald Trump...

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media
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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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Federal Legislators Tour New Bedford Fisheries, Discuss At-Sea Monitoring

The City of New Bedford welcomed a possible congressional ally for the fishing industry Thursday to tour fisheries along the harbor. 

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Gov. Charlie Baker takes a tour of the New Bedford Joseph Abboud factory | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Gov. Charlie Baker takes a tour of the New Bedford Joseph Abboud factory | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Governor Baker Visits New Bedford Joseph Abboud Factory

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker paid a visit to the New Bedford Joseph Abboud factory Tuesday to take a closer look at the largest men's tailored clothing manufacturer in North America.

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Sasaki Associates rendition of waterfront framework
Sasaki Associates rendition of waterfront framework

City Seeking Input On Waterfront Redevelopment

A diverse group of thirty waterfront stakeholders met with Mayor Jon Mitchell and other city officials Monday to discuss how to draw more people to the city's waterfront.

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Fishing Boats / TSM
Fishing Boats / TSM

State Seeks Public Input On Spending Groundfish Disaster Aid

A sparse crowd filled the Waypoint Event Center in downtown New Bedford for a public discussion on how to spend nearly $7 million in federal relief aid for local commercial groundfishermen. 

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Fishing Industry Calling For Better Communication With Researchers

Communication is key. That was the message that resonated from a meeting between NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center and representatives of the fishing industry at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's SMAST Wednesday morning.

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Dozens lined up to ask panelists questions at Wednesday night's forum. Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Dozens lined up to ask panelists questions at Wednesday night's forum. Greg Desrosiers/TSM

More Residents Getting Involved In Casino Discussion

More residents are getting involved in discussions about the proposed New Bedford waterfront casino, with less than two weeks away from the citywide referendum. 

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Applications Still Available For Fishing Disaster Relief Funds

Emergency relief funding is still available for fishermen and those adversely affected by the downturn of the fishing industry.

The application process to claim hardship and receive funding has been open for about a month, but Verna Kendall of the Massachusetts Fishing Partnership says there's no way of knowing if all eligible individuals have applied for relief...

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Lusox,flickr

Fish Survey Taps Industry Expertise

Federal scientists have completed a pilot project in which they relied heavily on the expertise of fishermen to survey the health of flatfish species off New England...

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