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New Bedford Adding More Police Officers

The City of New Bedford is hiring seven new police officers.

The swearing-in ceremony will take place Monday at 9am in the Ashley Room at City Hall.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the most important task of government is protecting people, and the new officers will help with that job

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Jon Faria/ TSM

Improvements To Octopus Intersection Announced

The City of New Bedford held a public meeting last night on the planned improvements to the Octopus intersection Downtown.

One of the biggest changes with the project will be removing the pedestrian bridge over Route 6

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Ernestina-Morrissey Restoration About To Begin

City leaders and benefactors are hoping for smooth sailing for the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey in the years ahead.

More than 50 supporters of the vessel gathered at the Whaling Museum Thursday to mark the start of a $6 million restoration project, funded by the state and private doners

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Deck The Windows With Holly [VIDEO]

Downtown New Bedford is alive with the Christmas Spirit, welcoming shoppers to a world of colored lights and pretty decorations. 

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Credit iStock

Water Main Break In New Bedford

A water main break this morning has flooded sections of MacArthur Drive in New Bedford.

Department of Public Infrastructure Commissioner Ron Labelle says the break occurred around 10:15 a.m. near the intersection with Elm Street causing some homes and businesses to temporarily lose water

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School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

Schools Update Discipline Policies

New state-wide suspension policies were outlined during Monday night's School Committee meeting.

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Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

School Committee Appoints Interim Special Ed Director

In light of recent issues in the Special Education Department, the New Bedford School Committee appointed an Interim Executive Director to take charge.

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Photo from NOAA

State Authorizes $1 Million For State Pier Project

The Patrick Administration is making another major investment in New Bedford, this time at the State Pier.

Rep. Wililam Straus of Mattapoisett, co-chair of the Committee on Transportation, says the state is putting up $1 million to install refrigeration in one of the State Pier warehouses

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Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Coakley: Salter Schools Misrepresented Job Placement Numbers

A for-profit school will pay students $3.75 million to resolve allegations of misrepresenting job placement numbers and using deceptive enrollment tactics under a settlement with Attorney General Martha Coakley

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Time To “Stuff The Bus” With Toys In New Bedford

A decked out school bus will be parked at Police Headquarters in New Bedford Saturday. The bus is part of a toy drive campaign organized by Neighborhoods United President Jerry Pinto.

Pinto says this is the second try for the "Stuff The Bus" toy drive this season

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