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NStar Awards New Bedford For LED Initiative

NStar has awarded the City of New Bedford nearly $1.2 million.

The energy company granted the funds to the City for the first two phases of the streetlight conversion project, in which New Bedford is replacing nearly 10,000 street and traffic lights with LED fixtures

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New Bedford May Join Other Communities In Search of Cheaper Utility Rates

The City of New Bedford may soon join a host of other Southcoast communities in shopping for better utility rates.

In light of recent rate hikes from companies like NStar, municipalities like Fall River and New Bedford are banding together with smaller towns to form a municipal aggregation, pooling their purchasing power and getting better rates from other suppliers

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New Bedford’s Point-In-Time Count

Mayor Jon Mitchel kicked off New Bedford's annual point-in-time count program at City Hall today.

Teams of volunteers will be walking the streets and checking hot-spots like shelters and transitional houses to count the homeless in the city

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New Bedford Police

Fugitive From Puerto Rico Arrested In New Bedford

Police have arrested a man in New Bedford wanted for a double homicide in Puerto Rico.

New Bedford and State Police, along with officers from the United States Marshall's office arrested 36-year-old Luis Carrasquillo-Lizardi at his Brock Avenue apartment Wednesday morning

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Where Does New Bedford’s Snow Go?

So where does all of this snow go?

In New Bedford, the Whale's Tooth Parking Lot along Acushnet Avenue serves as the dumping ground for the snow that piles up on city streets.

Department of Public Infrastructure Commissioner Ron Labelle tells WBSM News though we've had a lot of snowfall, there's still plenty of room in the lot

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More Southcoast Snow Days Could Mean Shorter Summer Vacation

Should Southcoast school districts consider doing away with scheduled vacation times?

With districts like New Bedford, Dartmouth, and Fairhaven already exhausting their five built-in snow days, students will likely spend extra days in the classroom into late June

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Developer Discussing New Bedford Casino With Foxwoods

Developers of a proposed resort casino in Massachusetts on the New Bedford waterfront say Foxwoods is among the gambling companies they are in discussions with to operate the facility.

Former NBA commissioner David Stern, an adviser to KG Urban Enterprises, told Massachusetts regulators Thursday that the company requests a 60-day extension to complete negotiations

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The Mystery Of The New Bedford Snow Couch

I don't even know where to begin.

I first noticed this couch sitting atop a ten-foot snow mound several days ago. The couch is situated in front of the Martin P. Wein Inc., Accounting and Tax Services business on Acushnet Avenue directly across from Brooklawn Park

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Jesse Dee Is Coming To The Zeiterion

If you love soul music you need to make your way to the Zeiterion Theatre tomorrow night for an amazing local talent.

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dNB Is A Hit With Me!

Mayor Mitchell @MayorMitchellNB and Taylor @WBSM1420 at @dNBBurgers - lunch is served! pic.twitter.com/gfv9fOdXB9

— City of New Bedford (@NewBedford_MA) February 4, 2015

 

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