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New Bedford Beaches Reopened To Swimmers

New Bedford's South End beaches have all reopened to swimmers.

The beaches were closed over the weekend because of high bacteria levels following Friday's heavy rains. Water quality tests taken Monday have shown bacteria levels do not pose health hazards to swimmers

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John Sullivan
John Sullivan

Charles W. Morgan Leaving Early Tuesday Morning

New Bedford bids farewell Tuesday morning to a long lost child.

The 173-year-old Charles W. Morgan departs from port at 7:30am Tuesday morning, with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy as it's next course heading

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AP/Jane Flavell Collins
AP/Jane Flavell Collins

Defense: Friend Didn’t Intend To Help Tsarnaev

A lawyer for a man accused of obstructing the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings said his client isn't a terrorist and never intended to help bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Azamat Tazhayakov is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy for allegedly removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly bombings

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Aaron Magnett.  Photo from NECN
Aaron Magnett. Photo from NECN

Update: New Bedford Man Surrenders To Police

A New Bedford man, wanted by U.S. Marshalls for a Federal probation violation, turned himself in to State and local Police Monday afternoon.  According to Det. Capt. Steve Vicente, Aaron Magnett surrendered to State Trooper David Reis and New Bedford Detective Al Silva at a location on Phillips Rd

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

New Bedford Bids Farewell to the Charles W. Morgan, Departure Delayed

A bittersweet day Sunday as New Bedford bid farewell to the historic whaling ship Charles W. Morgan. The ship capped a port visit that attracted thousands of tourists to the city with a ceremony and performance by Jimmy Buffet tribute band Changes In Latitude

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

A Day Aboard The Oldest Surviving Wooden Whale Ship [Pictures/Video]

I arrived on Martha's Vineyard with only some basic knowledge of the Charles W. Morgan's history and whaling history in general. When I arrived back in New Bedford the following day, I had seen a glimpse of a whaler's life at sea

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Cape Verdean Parade Not To Be Forgotten

America wasn't the only nation celebrating its Independence this weekend.

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Flooding on Route 18 in New Bedford
Flooding on Route 18 in New Bedford

Flooding Reported On Southcoast

Southeastern Massachusetts saw heavy rains on Friday for much of the day, causing flooding in localized areas.  Route 18 in New Bedford sustained the worst flooding, and for a time Friday afternoon, State Police blocked off ramps leading to the highway to prevent cars from getting stuck

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Fairhaven Flood
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4th of July Flash Flood Warning For New Bedford and Fairhaven

Instead of BBQ's, fireworks and beer, Independence Day 2014 will be remembered for umbrellas, flooded streets and Hurricane Arthur. After wreaking havoc on fireworks schedules across New England, Hurricane Arthur is dumping multiple inches of rain across the Southcoast

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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park/Facebook
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park/Facebook

Schooner Ernestina Gets Boatload Of Restoration Funding

Restoration efforts will once again be underway for the Schooner Ernestina in New Bedford.

Governor Deval Patrick has released a five-year capital plan, which includes $2 million for the Ernestina

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