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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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Democratic Candidates For Governor In New Bedford This Weekend

The public is invited to see their democratic candidates for governor this weekend in New Bedford.

The City's Democratic Committee is sponsoring the gubernatorial forum at the Zeiterion Theater, with candidates Joe Avellone, Steven Grossman, Juliette Kayyem, Donald Berwick, and Martha Coakley

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New Bedford High School Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford High School Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant

The New Bedford School District is being awarded over $2 million from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The $2.4 million School Redesign Grant will be used over the next three years to help fund the turnaround plan at New Bedford High School

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Here’s A List Of Events For Memorial Day Weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? There are a lot of options.

May 23

Freetown 30th Annual Lakeside Family Festival at Cathedral Camp, Friday - Monday. Huge barn sale, "Blessing of the

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images

New Bedford Students To Receive Free Breakfast, Lunch Next Year

Starting next year, students attending New Bedford Public Schools won't have to pay for meals.

In a written release from Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin's office today, the New Bedford School District has been selected to participate in a new federal program called the "Community Eligibility Option", which waives meal fees for all children and eliminates the need for families to submit financial eligibility forms

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Police Investigating Bomb Threat At Roosevelt Middle School [UPDATE]

UPDATE 2:54PM - All is normal at the Roosevelt Middle School in the South End, after the discovery of a bomb threat forced students and faculty to evacuate.

New Bedford Detectives Captain Steven Vicente tells WBSM News a note claiming there was a bomb in the building was discovered in a bathroom stall late this morning.

Police were

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Fernando Garcia/Facebook

Prominent Businessman And Philanthropist, Fernando Garcia, Dead

Prominent local business owner and Portuguese icon Fernando Garcia has passed away.

Friends confirmed Garcia's passing this morning.

Longtime friend of Garcia and former New Bedford Mayor Fred Kalisz tells WBSM News Garcia was known for standing up for the Portuguese community, and fighting for several issues including keeping the New Bedford Portuguese consulate open

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Local Unemployment

The local unemployment rates released by the State shows some good news for Greater New Bedford.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Officials take part in ground breaking ceremony at Whaling Museum
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Officials take part in ground breaking ceremony at Whaling Museum

Ground Broken At Site Of Whaling Museum Addition

The construction of the Whaling Museum's newest addition is officially underway.

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