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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Mitchell: Community Safety ‘Obligation We Owe Our Residents’

It's been a quiet week for crime in New Bedford, but that doesn't mean city or police officials are taking it for granted.

In his weekly appearance on WBSM, Mayor Jon Mitchell said the steps the city and the police department have taken toward curbing crime in problem neighborhoods such as Tallman Street and North Front Street are not "one-off efforts," and he said the plan is to keep pressing the issue...

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The area of 462 Bolton Street, New Bedford/Google Maps
The area of 462 Bolton Street, New Bedford/Google Maps

New Bedford Police Arrest Two in Drug Crackdown

New Bedford Police have arrested two men as part of a crackdown on street-level drug activity in the South End.

The New Bedford Police Narcotics Unit arrested 34-year-old Laurindo G...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

OPINION | Barry Richard: NB Firefighters And Police Shine Again

New Bedford Firefighters made quick work last night of what could have been a devastating fire at the Harborview Apartment complex at 280 Acushnet Avenue...

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Courtesy New Bedford Police Facebook
Courtesy New Bedford Police Facebook

Mitchell: ‘Still Got Work Cut Out’ Dealing with Crime in North Front Street Area

Last week, Mayor Jon Mitchell and Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro took a walk through the area of Tallman Street and North Front Street, an area which has been rocked by violence as of late...

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Maciej Korzekwa

New Bedford Man Arrested in String of Motorized Vehicle Thefts

New Bedford Police have made an arrest in the recent thefts of five motorized vehicles from unsuspecting owners.

20-year-old Mike Robles-Negron of New Bedford was arrested and charged with stealing motorized vehicles from prospective sellers...

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The area of 144 Coffin Ave, across from Riverside Park/Google Maps
The area of 144 Coffin Ave, across from Riverside Park/Google Maps

Single Shot Fired in New Bedford

Scanner reports indicate that one round was fired in the area of 144 Coffin Avenue in New Bedford Wednesday night.

The initial call came in around 7:38 p...

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Google Maps
Google Maps

Firearm Found at New Bedford Pier Turns Out to Be BB Gun

NEW BEDFORD — A BB gun was found by a diver Monday afternoon near the wooden pier at the bottom of Frederick Street in New Bedford.

New Bedford Police say a 24-year-old city man found the gun shortly before 4 p...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Body Found Hanging from Tree at Fort Taber

New Bedford Police have confirmed to WBSM News that a body was discovered Monday afternoon hanging from a tree at Fort Taber Park in New Bedford...

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Police lights by night
Alex_Schmidt

Late Night Drag Racing Earns Fines And Citations From Police

This from New Bedford Police:

New Bedford Police issued a total of $7,000 in fines and cited 24 vehicles early Sunday after reports of drag racing near the Aerovox building, 167 John Vertente Blvd...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Swim Cancelled But Buzzards Bay Coalition Still Raises $130,000

(From the Buzzards Bay Coalition)

The Buzzards Bay Coalition’s 24th annual Buzzards Bay Swim was cancelled this morning due to unsafe weather conditions as the stormy remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy passed over Buzzards Bay...

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