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Straus: Some Southcoast Rail Contracts To Be Awarded In 2014

The Co-Chairman of the Legislature's Transportation Committee says he expects contracts will be awarded for work connected to the Southcoast Rail Project.

State Rep. William Straus of Mattapoisett says among those contracts will likely be one for a new bridge over Route 18 in New Bedford and others

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Mass. Clean Energy Center
Mass. Clean Energy Center

Activist Calls On Residents To Inquire About Local Jobs

New Bedford area residents are encouraged to attend an informational meeting Tuesday night, regarding the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal.

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will update the public on the construction of the project, and answer any questions the public may have

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North End Homicide Leaves 1 Dead, Another Injured

A man was killed and another person injured in a shooting Friday night on Collette Street in the North End. The incident happened at about 9:20 p.m. District Attorney's Office Spokesman Gregg Miliote said he could not release more information because the scene is still "a very active crime scene

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Entrance to Whaling City Golf Course.  Photo by Taylor Cormier / TSM
Entrance to Whaling City Golf Course. Photo by Taylor Cormier / TSM

Chamber Chief Believes Fall River Still Has Inside Track For Casino

The head of the Fall River Chamber of Commerce is questioning the validity of a published report that said Foxwoods is looking at the Whaling City Golf Course in New Bedford as a site for a resort casino

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

City Receiving Grant To Clean Up Brownfields

Nearly half-a-million dollars is being handed to New Bedford to go towards cleaning up brownfield sites.

The $400,000 comes from the Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Grants, and will be used to clean up sites associated with the former Cliftex Mill property

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Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Standard Times Reports Foxwoods In Serious Negotiations With New Bedford

The Standard Times is reporting the City of New Bedford is entrenched in serious negotiations with Foxwoods Casino Resort to build one of the state's three licensed casinos on a familiar site.

The paper says according to source

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Jathan Fink/Townsquare Media

Four New Bedford Cemeteries Added To National Register

Four New Bedford cemeteries have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Mayor's Office says the Griffin Street, Oak Grove, Rural, and Jewish cemeteries have been officially added to the Register, citing there are many notable figures in both local and national history interred in the cemeteries

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$78.5 Million Earmarked For New Bedford In Pending Bond Bill

A number of New Bedford's headliner projects would see improvements under a $1.6 billion Environmental Bond bill just passed in a house committee.

Representative Antonio Cabral, Chairman of the Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, says the bill now goes from his committee to the house Ways and Means Committee, with $78

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TownSquareMedia - Democratic gubernatorial candidates during forum at Zeiterion Theater.
TownSquareMedia - Democratic gubernatorial candidates during forum at Zeiterion Theater.

Gubernatorial Candidates Address Concerns Of The SouthCoast

Five democratic candidates looking to win a seat in the state's corner office answered questions about SouthCoast Saturday afternoon.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Ward 3 Councilor Henry Bousquet speaking at recent City Council meeting.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Ward 3 Councilor Henry Bousquet speaking at recent City Council meeting.

City Council Hears Motion To Ban Styrofoam

New Bedford could become the first city in Massachusetts to ban the use of Styrofoam.

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