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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Legally Tight-Lipped On Arbitration Award for Firefighters

Next week, the City Council will take a vote on an arbitration award that will grant New Bedford firefighters a 7.5% raise over the next three years. The entire package will cost taxpayers $4.1 million dollars, which will come out of the City's General Fund

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David Santos (left) with Rev. Russ Chamberlan - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
David Santos (left) with Rev. Russ Chamberlan - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Man Uses Beard to Raise Money for Mercy Meals and More

A local man has raised nearly $3,000 in just three weeks for Mercy Meals and More.

After seeing a video of Reverend Russ Chamberlain on one of his daily food pick-ups, David Santos decided to help out by putting his beard on the chopping block, literally. Santos set up two fundraising accounts, one labeled "shave it", the othe

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ABC Disposal Worker Killed By Garbage Truck

An ABC Disposal employee has been killed on the job.

Bristol County District Attorney spokesman Gregg Miliote says the employee was struck and killed by an ABC Disposal garbage truck as he was crossing the company parking lot late Tuesday afternoon

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New Bedford Explorium’s Sharks and Rays Take Road Trip to Mystic

The rays and sharks are on the road, but it's not a ball game.

The New Bedford Ocean Explorium packed up cow-nose rays, Atlantic stingrays, and white spotted bamboo sharks to be transported to Mysitc Aquarium in Connecticut

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Police: Woman Used Teenage Son In Heroin Operation

New Bedford Police have removed 58 grams of heroin from the street after a drug raid in the city over the weekend.

Police say they executed a search warrant at 395 North Front Street, Apt. 3, Friday evening after an investigation into suspected drug-related activity involving 32-year-old Adawilda Costoso

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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park/Facebook

Schooner Earnestina Headed Out-Of-State For Repairs

The Schooner Ernestina _ the official tall ship of Massachusetts _ is heading out of state for a multimillion dollar restoration project, which is not sitting well with some people on Cape Ann.

The 112-foot fishing schooner was launched in Essex in 1894

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William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Low Oil Prices Good News For Upcoming Winter

It's been some time since oil prices have been as low as they are right now, which is good news for New Englanders who must consider their heating bill during the colder months.

Bruce Morell, director of People Acting in Community Endeavors, or PACE, says the organization's fuel assistance program may be able to help out more applicants this year

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Bear Hug Robbery In New Bedford [VIDEO]

 

A man was put in a bear hug during a robbery Sunday afternoon.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says the 66-year-old victim was walking in the area of County Street and Rivet Street around 12:45 p.m. w

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Councilors Delay Third Version of ‘Problem Properties’ Ordinance

The New Bedford City Council has once again tabled Mayor Jon Mitchell's "Problem Properties" ordinance.

The Council's Committee on Ordinances last night weighed the third version of the ordinance, which has been whittled down to bring action against landlords after eight valid complaints of a criminal nature, instead of ten complaints that would have included criminal, code, and zoning violations

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Mayor Focuses On Continuing City-Wide Improvements

Mayor Jon Mitchell is looking to what the next fiscal year has in store for improvements in the city through the Capital Improvement Program.

The plan was put into effect for Fiscal Year 2014, with the City bonding for $5

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