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Public Asked To Help Identify Suspects In New Bedford Break-In

New Bedford Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two men believed to be connected to a housebreak Friday.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says the June 27 housebreak took place during the daytime hours in the area of Matthew and Stackhouse Streets

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Crowd on State Pier for Official Welcoming of the Charles W .Morgan / Photo from City of New Bedford
Crowd on State Pier for Official Welcoming of the Charles W .Morgan / Photo from City of New Bedford

New Bedford Officially Welcomes Back the Charles W. Morgan

The 173-year-old whaleship Charles W. Morgan was officially welcomed home to New Bedford Saturday. Speakers including mayor Jon Mitchell, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others hailed the occasion as a glorious day for the city

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Photo from Ocean Explorium
Photo from Ocean Explorium

Ocean Explorium, Zoological Society to Study Potential Merger

The Ocean Explorium and Buttonwood Park Zoological Society could eventually merge. The two organizations announced yesterday that they would launch a study into whether its feasible to bring the Explorium's programs into the zoo's operations

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‘Portuguese Kids’ Raising Money For Injured ‘Portuguese Fireman’

They say laughter is the best medicine, and the local comedy group "The Portuguese Kids" are setting out to prove that with a special fundraiser Sunday afternoon.

The fundraiser is for volunteer firefighter and fellow comedian Steve Lopes, known to many as "The Portuguese Fireman"

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Photo -  St. Lukes Hospital
Photo - St. Lukes Hospital

New Maternity Unit Under Construction

A new maternity unit is now under construction at St. Lukes Hospital. The $13.5 million project is expected to be completed late next month.

Jeannine Fontaine, Director of Women's Health, says the new unit will be a whole new ballgame for expecting mothers and families

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Photo By Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images
Photo By Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images

City Council Raises Questions About Lack Of Surveillance Cameras

Where are the cameras? That's what Councilor-At-Large Brian Gomes is asking.

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Photo by Peggy Sue Carvalho
Photo by Peggy Sue Carvalho

City’s Tourism Director Expects Tens Of Thousands To Visit Charles W. Morgan

The Charles W. Morgan's stay in New Bedford is expected to be a huge tourism magnet for the city.

A number of events are planned over the next two weekends that center on the Morgan's return to the Whaling City

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Charles W. Morgan Returns To New Bedford [GALLERY]

The Charles W. Morgan returned to New Bedford and the Southcoast for the first time since it's departure in 1941.

Special thanks to all of the listeners who sent in pictures as the Charles W. Morgan sailed into the Whaling City's harbor! Enjoy!

 

Photo by Karen Vilandry of Fairhaven
Photo by Karen Vilandry of Fairhaven

More Photos Of Charles W. Morgan

WBSM listeners were kind enough to send us more photos of the Charles W Morgan making its way to New Bedford. Here's one from Karen Vilandry of Fairhaven who took this shot from Fort Phoenix just as the ship cleared the Hurricane Barrier

This next photo shows the Morgan in the outer harbor, near Butler Flats Lighthouse

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell aboard the Charles W. Morgan waving to the crowd of hundreds gathered at New Bedford State Pier.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell aboard the Charles W. Morgan waving to the crowd of hundreds gathered at New Bedford State Pier.

Charles W. Morgan Arrives In New Bedford

After nearly 80 years of waiting, the oldest surviving whaling ship is back in New Bedford.

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