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Love Your Heart Day in New Bedford This Sunday
The second annual Love Your Heart event is taking place in New Bedford this Sunday, February 12, and it's a chance for people from across the SouthCoast to come together and learn more about heart health.
Cardiologist Dr. Michael Rocha was a guest of WBSM's Phil Paleologos this week, and Dr…
New Bedford Moves Closer to New Safety Center
The proposed South End Public Safety Center in New Bedford moved one step closer to becoming a reality on Friday with the announcement that the city has retained the award-winning Galante Architecture Studio to lead the study, design and construction of the facility...
Mitchell Not Ready to Decide About Re-Election
New Bedford is abuzz with speculation as to who might run for the vacant Ward 3 City Council seat in the upcoming special election, as well as who might throw their names in the hat for the October elections.
But Mayor Jon Mitchell said he hasn't made a decision yet as to whether or not he will …
Mr. Mayor Crime is Down, We Need More Police [Poll]
Like the Yin and Yang. New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell finds himself in a police pickle. For months he's boasted that the city is a safer place to live and work. Mitchell often touts police crime statistics to support his notion. The numbers tells us that in many categories crime is down
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The Timing of New Bedford Road Repairs [Poll]
There's no doubt New Bedford streets need a make over. The Mitchell administration plans to allocate millions of tax dollars to put in the fix and keep utility companies from carving up the streets after they've been healed.
I'm just curious about the timing...
New Bedford Named The State’s Top Creative Community
The City of New Bedford is being recognized for its achievements with arts and culture.  The Massachusetts Cultural Council has named New Bedford the Commonwealth's most creative community.
The Cultural Council says New Bedford has provided sustained leadership, funding and infrastructure f…
Barry on Marijuana in New Bedford
The New Bedford City Council discussed a recent agreement between the Mitchell Administration and a company that is looking to locate a marijuana grow facility at the city's business park. Is this really a good idea? WBSM's Barry Richard isn't so sure...
Mitchell Discusses Payments Following SJC Decision
The City of New Bedford will have to begin making payments to certain former and current municipal employees after it was announced on Tuesday that the Supreme Judicial Court had declined to hear an appeal regarding a 2009 Executive Order that called for half days on Fridays at many city offices, an…

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