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New Bedford Trash Regulations To Be Fully Enforced

Effective this weekend, the City of New Bedford will begin fully enforcing any and all trash regulations in regards to the new collection system.

Mayor Jon Mitchell had extended the so-called "grace period", where residents found to be out of compliance were only given warnings, through the end of October

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Halloween Safety Tips

Lots of trick-or-treaters will be roaming around this evening looking for candy.

However, there will also be motorists sharing those roads with the costumed walkers and New Bedford Police Captain Steven Vicente says it's important for trick-or-treaters to be as visible as possible and recommends wearing light colored costumes

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Martha Coakley (R) during a recent stop in New Bedford. / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Martha Coakley (R) during a recent stop in New Bedford. / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Coakley To Meet With Fishermen

Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley is headed to New Bedford to meet with fishermen and representatives of the Massachusetts fishing industry.

The visit on Friday comes several days after the final televised debate of the campaign during which Coakley's Republican rival, Charlie Baker, tearfully recalled a meeting with a New Bedford fishermen who regretted pressuring his sons to follow him into the job rather than go to college

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Officials Push New Bedford Community Preservation Act Ahead of Election Day

New Bedford officials and other notables are pushing hard to pass the Community Preservation Act in the city. The proposal would tax property owners 1.5% on their properties assessed value above the first $100,

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Mayor Mitchell Remembers Tom Menino

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has died following a battle with cancer. Menino left office earlier this year after announcing his retirement.

Menino visited New Bedford in 2012, and built a relationship with Mayor Jon Mitchell

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Two New Bedford Fires

New Bedford fire officials are investigating after a fire Wednesday night and another fire early Thursday morning.

Fire Chief Michael Gomes says the first fire occurred 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 355 Court Street

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Baker Says Fisherman Story From 2010 Campaign

BOSTON (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker has acknowledged that an emotional story he told about a struggling fisherman during a debate Tuesday night dates to the 2010 campaign

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Mayor: Baker’s New Bedford Story is ‘Far-Fetched’

Charlie Baker's story of a New Bedford fisherman he met while on the campaign trail is raising eyebrows on the South Coast.

Baker's says the story of the mountain of a man who told his sons to work as fishermen instead of taking athletic scholarships actually occurred du

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Early Work Begins Along South Coast Rail Route

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has been given the green light to award an $18 million contract for early work on South Coast Rail.

The contract with LM Heavy Civil Construction will improve five grade crossings along the South Coast Rail corridor, including one in Taunton, one in New Bedford, and three in Freetown

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Police Investigate Market Basket Purse Snatching

New Bedford Police are investigating a purse snatching at Market Basket over the weekend.

New Bedford Police say just before 9pm Friday night, a Dartmouth couple was returning to their car after shopping at Market Basket, when a man came running up from behind, snatching a purse from the victim's arm

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