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Mitchell Supports A Casino Referendum In November

Mayor Jon Mitchell is pushing for a casino referendum on the November ballot.  The Mayor also favors moving the deadline for applications for a Southeastern Mass. casino to sometime after the November state election

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We’re In Good Hands On The Southcoast

I realized the other night just how lucky we are.

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

MassDOT Says Bridge Is Replaceable

Officials with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation say the $100 million estimate to replace the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge is not too far off.

MassDOT has begun a study which will result in recommended improvements to Route 6 between New Bedford and Fairhaven, with a heavy focus on the antiquated bridge

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Mass. Clean Energy Center
Mass. Clean Energy Center

Andrade Says He’ll Seek Injunction Over Local Hiring

A community organization will be in court on Monday, seeking an injunction to recind the labor agreement that covers hiring at the Maritime Commerce Terminal Project in the South End.

Speaking on WBSM's Mid-Day Magazine, John "Buddy" Andrade of Old Bedford Village Development Corp

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Shooting Suspect Arrested in Puerto Rico

New Bedford Police say a man wanted in connection with a drive-by shooting in the city has been arrested in Puerto Rico.

21-year-old Noel Pizarro Carrion was nabbed on Monday, June 9, in Puerto Rico after fleeing New Bed

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

Should The New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Be Replaced? [POLL]

There's no shortage of ideas when it comes to alternatives to the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge.

Local residents will be able to weigh in Wednesday night, pitching their thoughts to officials from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation

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Dartmouth Police
Dartmouth Police

New Bedford Man Arrested For Exposing Himself To Juveniles

A New Bedford man is arrested for the second time within a month for exposing himself.

Dartmouth Police say the've arrested 30-year-old Wayne Michael Pina of Spruce Street in New Bedford last Thursday, after he allegedly exposed himself to two juveniles in the Dartmouth Walmart

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Four Arrested In New Bedford Armed Home Invasion

New Bedford Police say the four suspects arrested this morning for an armed home invasion knew their victim.

According to Detective Captain Steve Vicente, the suspects forced their way into an apartment in the 1600 block of Acushnet Avenue, and pointed a gun at the victim while they took his laptop and two cell phones

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TSM
TSM

FEMA to Allow Fire Department Positions to Stay Vacant as SAFER Money Runs Out

A day of reckoning is on the horizon as the clock ticks down on the federal grant funding a third of the fire department through fiscal year '15. New Bedford's Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky told the City Council during Monday's budget hearing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will grant the city waivers to allow vacant positions due to retirements or fire fighters leaving to remain that way

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

MassDOT Plans New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Discussion

Long wait times, mechanical malfunctions, and general construction. Those are just some of the problems associated with the 113-year-old New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will address those issues and more during a public meeting this week

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