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Martins Seeks Action Against Pushy Energy Sales Teams

With many area residents reporting unpleasant experiences with representatives of "Just Energy", New Bedford City Councilor Steven Martins is calling for an investigation of their operations.

Martins has fielded numerous complaints from constituents, saying the door to door representatives insist on seeing the customer's energy bill, trying to persuade them to switch to their service

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Double Dose of Mosquito Spraying Set For New Bedford

City of New Bedford - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified the New Bedford Health Department that a primarily bird-biting/occasional mammal biting mosquito has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the area of Washburn and Logan Streets in New Bedford.  MDPH also rep

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Ferreira (left), Camacho (right)/New Bedford Police
Ferreira (left), Camacho (right)/New Bedford Police

Two Arrested On Drug Charges In South End

Two men have been arrested by New Bedford narcotics detectives Monday afternoon in the South End.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says 26-year-old Curtis Dean Ferreira of Grinnell Street, and 27-year-old Julio Camacho of Emery Street were arrested after police saw both of them meeting wiith different people

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Low Turnout Expected In Tuesday’s Primary Election

The state's top elections official says signs point to a low voter turnout for the Massachusetts primary election despite contested races for governor and other statewide offices.

Secretary of State William Galvin said Monday that he expected approximately 550,000 people to vote in Tuesday's Democratic primary and up to 170,000 to cast Republican ballots

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From Left 22-year-old Jareyn Carroll of New Bedford,  21-year-old Lawrence Ford of Fall River, 19-year-old Nicholas Miller of New Bedford, and 19-year-old Caesar Soares of New Bedford. (Courtesy: New Bedford Police Dept.)
From Left 22-year-old Jareyn Carroll of New Bedford, 21-year-old Lawrence Ford of Fall River, 19-year-old Nicholas Miller of New Bedford, and 19-year-old Caesar Soares of New Bedford. (Courtesy: New Bedford Police Dept.)

Four Arrested For ATV Thefts

Four men were arrested Saturday morning after New Bedford Police say they attempted to steal 2 ATVs.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says the four men were spotted by a neighbor pushing the ATVs down the street near Mandell Street and Briar Street around 6 a

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Robbery At Royal 7 Food And Deli

 

New Bedford Police are investigating after a store was robbed on Sunday night.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says three men walked into the Royal 7 Food and Deli at 606 Summer Street around 8:40 pm. and

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Applications Still Available For Fishing Disaster Relief Funds

Emergency relief funding is still available for fishermen and those adversely affected by the downturn of the fishing industry.

The application process to claim hardship and receive funding has been open for about a month, but Verna Kendall of the Massachusetts Fishing Partnership says there's no way of knowing if all eligible individuals have applied for relief

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Mayor Jon Mitchell and Martha Coakley Friday on Pier Three / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell and Martha Coakley Friday on Pier Three / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Endorses Martha Coakley For Governor

According to some polls, Martha Coakley is ahead by 30 points in the race for the Democratic Nomination for Governor.

On Friday she picked up more support --- an endorsement from New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell announcing the city-wide update to streetlights at Hazelwood Park in the West End.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell announcing the city-wide update to streetlights at Hazelwood Park in the West End.

New Light Fixture To Be Installed Throughout New Bedford

The streets of New Bedford will soon be a little brighter.

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Markey, Garcia Square Off On WBSM

While both Democratic candidates for the Representative seat in the 9th Bristol District want to see Southcoast Rail, they have different opinions on funding sources.

Incumbent State Rep. Chris Markey and challenger Alan Garcia debated on WBSM Thursday

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