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New Bedford Tree Lighting and AHA Night December 11

The City of New Bedford was originally scheduled to celebrate the tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 6, but due to inclement weather, it's now been postponed to AHA Night.

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Marc Piscotty/Getty Images

Standard-Times Editor Bob Unger To Step Down

The Standard-Times is saying goodbye to its editor at the end of the year.

Effective January 1, Editor and Associate Publisher of the Standard-Times Bob Unger is stepping down from the paper.

In a letter to employees, President and Publisher of the SouthCoast Media Group Peter Me

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Construction At A Toll Brothers Development Ahead Of Housing Starts Figures
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New Bedford Seeks Public Input On Federal Funding

New Bedford's Office of Housing and Community Development is seeking input regarding the city's 5-year-plan on how federal funds should be spent for housing and community development.

Community Development Coordinator Joseph Maia says the funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development can be used to help low income residents with home repairs ranging from minor fixes to larger projects

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Credit: New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Faces Trafficking Charges

A New Bedford man is facing drug charges after a Friday morning search of his apartment.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says at 11:30 a.m. members of the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau executed a search warrant at 47 Acushnet Avenue Apartment Three following an investigation

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Clasky Park Lights Put Crowd In Holiday Mood

Sunday night's bitter cold failed to halt the festivities at Clasky Park in New Bedford.

Mayor Jon Mitchell, members of the City Council and Santa Claus were on hand for the annual lighting of Christmas Lights at Clasky Park

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Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM
Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM

Wind Power Advocates Push For Tax Credits

Representatives of "Environment Massachusetts" joined Mayor Jon Mitchell and other renewable energy advocates in New Bedford Thursday, asking the federal government to enact tax credits for future development of wind projects

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Oli Scarff/Getty Images

New Bedford Presents Fitness Challenge To Residents

The City of New Bedford is fostering partnerships between multiple wellness organizations to present a fitness challenge to the residents of New Bedford.

The challenge is to simply get moving and get healthier, and city residents can do just that by signing up for the challenge which will begin in January

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Update: Shooting In New Bedford’s North End

A Wednesday night shooting in the North End sent a New Bedford man to Rhode Island Hospital after he was shot in the right shin.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says the shooting took place around 7:00 p

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Shooting Reported In New Bedford’s North End

New Bedford Police responded to the scene of a shooting in the North End Wednesday night.

Scanner reports indicate the shooting took place around 7pm at an apartment complex located at 878 Old Plainville Road

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

MBTA Receives $1 Billion For Green Line Upgrades

The federal government is providing Massachusetts with $996 million for rail improvements, but not on the South Coast. The funds amount to just 43% of the total cost of the extension of the MBTA's Green Line to Somerville and Medford

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