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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

A Day Aboard The Oldest Surviving Wooden Whale Ship [Pictures/Video]

I arrived on Martha's Vineyard with only some basic knowledge of the Charles W. Morgan's history and whaling history in general. When I arrived back in New Bedford the following day, I had seen a glimpse of a whaler's life at sea

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Cape Verdean Parade Not To Be Forgotten

America wasn't the only nation celebrating its Independence this weekend.

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Flooding on Route 18 in New Bedford
Flooding on Route 18 in New Bedford

Flooding Reported On Southcoast

Southeastern Massachusetts saw heavy rains on Friday for much of the day, causing flooding in localized areas.  Route 18 in New Bedford sustained the worst flooding, and for a time Friday afternoon, State Police blocked off ramps leading to the highway to prevent cars from getting stuck

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4th of July Flash Flood Warning For New Bedford and Fairhaven

Instead of BBQ's, fireworks and beer, Independence Day 2014 will be remembered for umbrellas, flooded streets and Hurricane Arthur. After wreaking havoc on fireworks schedules across New England, Hurricane Arthur is dumping multiple inches of rain across the Southcoast

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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park/Facebook
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park/Facebook

Schooner Ernestina Gets Boatload Of Restoration Funding

Restoration efforts will once again be underway for the Schooner Ernestina in New Bedford.

Governor Deval Patrick has released a five-year capital plan, which includes $2 million for the Ernestina

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Calls On Congress To Act On Immigration Reform

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the talk has gone on for long enough; its time for Congress to get moving on immigration reform.

Speaking on his weekly radio show Wednesday night, Mitchell said it was time to bring people out of the shadows and for Congress to act

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Mitchell Proposes Changes To Fishing Law

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell took a trip to Gloucester Tuesday, making an important pitch to key congressmen.

Mayor Mitchell spoke before Congressman John Tierney and Congressman Peter DeFazio, the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Natural Resources

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Agreement Aims To Strengthen New Bedford And Cape Verdean Whaling Bond

The ties between New Bedford and Cape Verdean whaling run deep, and now the Whaling Museum hopes to continue to unearth and preserve even more history.

Whaling Museum and City officials signed a Framework of Cooperation with representatives of Cape Verde in front of the Charles W

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Officials: Mayan Community Standoffish Despite Outreach Efforts

Protecting Mayan workers from frequent night-time robberies and assaults is frustrating city officials, who aren't seeing as much engagement from people within that Central American community as they had hoped

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Mother Of Dead Newborn Found In New Bedford Charged

, the Bristol County District Attorney's Office announced today:

The mother of the newborn baby discovered outside a home at 1065 County Street on April 11th was charged today in New Bedford District Court with the obstruction of justice portion of the witness intimidation statute and concealment of the death of a child born out of wedlock

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