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More Time To Diffuse Trash Confusion in New Bedford

New Bedford residents have a little more time to get used to the new trash collection system.

The automated system began going into effect in June, and by all accounts has been quite effective in increasing recycling and decreasing waste

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Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection

Mum’s the Word on Keith Middle School Discipline

The alarm system at Keith Middle School is now fully functional. Yet, there are plenty of questions as to how the alarm was disabled since at least 2008. Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell isn't certain if there will ever be a definitive answer since there have been several leadership changes since the school was constructed in 2006

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

DPI Commish: Be Careful on New Bedford Hurricane Barrier

Those looking to go for a stroll on top of the newly resurfaced hurricane barrier in New Bedford's South End should do so at their own risk.

DPI Commissioner Ron Labelle tells WBSM News while the majority of the concrete has been poured and is safe for walking, it's still technically a construction site

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Coakley Attempts to Derail Baker’s Claims of Commuter Rail Support

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley says between her and Republican challenger Charlie Baker, she's the only candidate that's serious about the SouthCoast Rail Project.

Coakley made her comments Tuesday in a tour that included a stop in New Bedford

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Police: Man Who Fell Off Hurricane Barrier Was Drunk

New Bedford Police say the man who suffered injuries after falling from the hurricane barrier was intoxicated at the time.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente tells WBSM News 62-year-old Joseph Rogers of Brock Avenue was walking along the new cement path atop the dike in the South End Monday afternoon when he attempted to climb down the steep, uneven embankment toward the water

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Man Tumbles Off New Bedford Hurricane Barrier

Details are scant at this time but police say a man walking along the newly installed cement walkway atop the New Bedford hurricane barrier Monday afternoon suffered serious injuries.

Lt. John Chaves of the New Bedford Police Department says the man's injuries were severe enough to warrant transportation to Rhode Island Hospital

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Instruments Needed For New Bedford Students [UPDATE]

 

I got an email over the weekend from the New Bedford Schools updating us on the need for music instruments. We had a story about this a few weeks ago. 

The New Bedford Public Schools still needs more than 200 instruments to give every child

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New Bedford Police
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New Bedford Police tsm

Cigarettes Stolen From New Bedford Store

Police are searching for a man who stole cigarettes from a New Bedford convenience store on Thursday night.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says that at around 7:45 p.m. a man walked into the Lucky 7 Variety Store at 701 Cottage Street and asked to purchase four packs of cigarettes

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Shotgun, Ammunition Found In New Bedford Home

New Bedford Police arrested a man after a search warrant was executed at his West End home.

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mattapoisettrailtrail.org

Mattapoisett Looks To Move Forward With Longer Bike Path

Within a few years, the entire Southcoast of Massachusetts will be completely connected with bike riders in mind.

Eleven towns and cities are participating in the South Coast Bikeway project, with many planning phases nearing completion

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