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Lot at 41 Ruth Street - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Lot at 41 Ruth Street - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Homes Evacuated After Discovery of Artillery Shell

A few moments of excitement in a South End neighborhood after the discovery of an explosive device.

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes says fire crews were called to 41 Ruth Street Wednesday afternoon where an old artillery shell had been found

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Electrical Issue Cited As Cause Of New Bedford Fire

Fire officials say they believe it was an electrical issue that caused a fire at a two family home in New Bedford Thursday night.

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Fire Chief Discusses Roof Collapse

New Bedford, like many old New England towns, has homes and other buildings with pitched or slanted roofs.

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FEMA to Allow Fire Department Positions to Stay Vacant as SAFER Money Runs Out

A day of reckoning is on the horizon as the clock ticks down on the federal grant funding a third of the fire department through fiscal year '15. New Bedford's Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky told the City Council during Monday's budget hearing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will grant the city waivers to allow vacant positions due to retirements or fire fighters leaving to remain that way

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