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Supt. Pia Durkin (left) at Monday night's New Bedford School Committee Meeting.
Supt. Pia Durkin (left) at Monday night's New Bedford School Committee Meeting.

Superintendent Durkin Details Graduation and Dropout Rates

 

Though the City is not on par with statewide rates, New Bedford's graduation and dropout numbers at the high school level are improving.

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says the report released by the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shows the graduation level at the high school has climbed to 63% for the 2012-13 school year, up nearly five percentage points from the year before.

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Sutter Pledges To Continue War On Gun Violence

Both New Bedford and Fall River have seen an uptick in gun violence over the past few weeks.

During his monthly appearance on WBSM, District Attorney Sam Sutter said he'll continue to seek dangerousness hearings for those caught with illegal guns

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Mural of the 54th Regiment Proposed for New Bedford

The bond between the historic 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and New Bedford can not be separated. On Jan. 30, people from the local Artist-In-Residence program invite the community to their Meet The Artist event that will launch its premier project, a mural paying tribute to the 54th Regiment.

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Positive Changes in Race Relations Made in Last 50 Years [VIDEO]

My family was transferred from Washington Heights in New York City to Hot Springs, Ark. in 1966. Race relations in this country were terrible.

I saw blatant discrimination first hand, and lived through some of the most challenging years when African - Americans were not only discriminated against, but loathed by some white people and loved by other white people. A lot has changed in the last 50 years, and for the better.

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“Church Lady” Responds to ‘Godless’ New Bedford Claims

A new survey commissioned by the American Bible Society suggests that New Bedford is tied for the "least Bible-minded" city in America, along with neighboring Providence, RI, leading Time Magazine to dub t

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Peter Pereira, Facebook

Snapshot: Peter Pereira

He shoots first and asks questions later.

Award-winning photojournalist and staff photographer for The Standard Times, Peter Pereira has told countless stories as they appeared through his camera's lens

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S&P Upgrades New Bedford’s Bond Rating

The City will see increased advantages thanks to Standard & Poor's Ratings Services upping New Bedford's bond rating.

S&P says the City now stands at a AA- rating, which will allow favorable interest rates on capital projects and increased interest from investors. It's t

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New Bedford Police

Suspect Sought in New Bedford Bank Robbery

New Bedford Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a bank robbery this afternoon.

New Bedford Detective Captain Steve Vicente says the Santander branch on Kempton Street was robbed around 2:15 Thursday afternoon by a man who produced a note claiming he had a gun, and demanded cash

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Mayor and Union Leader Continue to Clash Over Turnaround Plan

Mayor Jon Mitchell maintains he sees and understands the frustrations of teachers as the "turnaround plan" at New Bedford High School is implemented.

Mitchell authored an op-ed piece published in We

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School Choice Empowers Local Parents

Every January, National School Choice Week provides an opportunity to shine a positive spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children. To some, school choice is a boogey man to public schools and their funding

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