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Report: 200 Jobs Supported By Visitors To Whaling National Historical Park

A new National Park Service report shows over 9.6 million visitors to national parks in Massachusetts spent nearly $500 million at the parks in 2013.

The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park saw over 276,000 visitors last

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City Council Appoints Former Member, Current Employee, As City Clerk

The City Council appointed former councilor Dennis Farias to the position of city clerk Thursday night, with the body voting nine-to-two to accept Farias over Assistant Carver Town Clerk Elizabeth Nichols

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City Council Wants Update on Downtown Post Office Closure

The U.S. Postal Service is poised to shutter the downtown post office for good, and that's not sitting well with At-Large City Councilor Naomi Carney. Carney said it makes no sense that the post office will be moved out of downtown

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New Bedford Beach Closures

The New Bedford Health Department has announced some recreational beach areas will be closed Thursday due to high bacteria counts caused by the recent heavy rainfall and flooding.

Towers 1 and 4 and Davys Locker on East Rodney French Blvd will be closed

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New Bedford Goes 1950′s Thursday Night

You may think you're in an episode of The Twilight Zone if you're in downtown New Bedford Thursday night, but Rod Serling won't be making an appearance.

It's actually Joe Jesus' 23rd annual 50's Night, bringing classic cars and music to Union and Purchase Streets all night long

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New Bedford Police

New Bedford Hit And Run Driver Sentenced

Convicted hit-and-run driver Arthur Larrivee of New Bedford has learned his fate, the Bristol County District Attorney's Office announced.

Larrivee was charged in the 2012 hit-and-run death of 76-year-old Rafael Velasquez while he was crossing Rockdale Avenue

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Jim Phillips | TSM

City Council To Choose City Clerk Thursday Night

A new clerk for the City of New Bedford will be chosen Thursday.

There are two nominees: current Carver Assistant Town Clerk Elizabeth Nichols and New Bedford's current Clerk of Committees Dennis Farias

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New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Arrested After Club Drug Found

A 24-year-old North End man was arraigned Tuesday on a charge that he intended to distribute the designer club drug "Molly".

Police say their Organized Crime & Intellegence Bureau executed a search warrant Monday evening around 6:30pm which resulted in approximately eight grams of Molly being seized from Nathan Dias's residence at 34 Milford Street.

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Former Civil Defense Building Gets New Owner

The old Civil Defense building at the corner of Hillman and County Streets in New Bedford has been purchased.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the City Council authorized the auction of the city-owned building several months ago

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Mitchell Says Immigrant Children Will Affect Local Schools

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell realizes the potential problems the "border crisis" along the Texas/Mexico border poses to cities like New Bedford.

Mitchell's primary concern lies within the education system, and says accomodations are already being made to make room for students whose primary language is not English

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