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Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass Job Fair Attracts Hundreds Of Job-Seekers

Government leaders say the recovery is on and companies are starting to hire again. That may be so, but local students looking for work in their chosen fields say they're having a tough time finding employment

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Dennison kids celebrate / Facebook
Dennison kids celebrate / Facebook

Jim Mathes To Lead Dennison Memorial

There is a new President and C-E-O at Dennison Memorial Community Center in the South End.

Dennison officials announced Tuesday that Jim Mathes has been hired to lead the agency, which provides education and recreation programs for young people in that part of the city

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TSM - New Bedford City Hall
TSM - New Bedford City Hall

New Bedford Businesses Plead for Light Tax Increases

New Bedford business owners appear willing to take an increase in their property taxes, but not as much as would befall homeowners.

Appearing before the City Council, the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce proposed a residential tax rate of $15

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Getty Images

Shoppers, Retailers Gear Up For Tax Free Weekend

The President of the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce says retailers are looking foreward to the tax free weekend this Saturday and Sunday. 

Roy Nascimento says consumers are smiling because any purchases made this weekend will not include the state's 6

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Photo - Robert and Kathleen Brunelle, Main Street Formals
Photo - Robert and Kathleen Brunelle, Main Street Formals

Acushent Formal Wear Shop Named “Small Business Of The Year”

The region's Small Business of the Year is a formal wear shop on Main Street in Acushnet. 

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getty images

FBI Agent Deslauriers To Speak In New Bedford

 

The FBI Special Agent in Charge of the investigation into the Boston Marathon Bombings will be in New Bedford next month at the invitation of the Chamber of Commerce. 

Special Agent Richard Deslauriers will speak at the Chambers "Good Morning, SouthCoast" event on June 20th. 

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Brough Turner, flickr
Brough Turner, flickr

Chambers Hope To Revive Regional Tourism Council In Bristol County

The New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and other Chambers in the region are working to restore state funding to market attractions in Bristol County, like the Whaling Museum and Battleship Cove

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