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Officials Celebrate Elevator Installation at Local Library

A vital improvement is being celebrated at a New Bedford library.

Installation of an elevator at the Casa Da Saudade Library has been completed, and acting Library Director Jeff Dickinson tells WBSM News it was a much-needed component to provide access to the entire building

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Don’t Miss Jake Shimabukuro, Ukulele Master, at The Z!

How about that, huh? Impressive? Well you ain't seen nothin' yet!

Jake Shimabukuro is coming to the Zeiterion Theater Thursday night! He is THE ukulele master! An up and coming professional artist, Jake became a Youtube sensation with one song, and was off and running from there.

Now, as part of a nationwide tour, I get to take part! I'm very excited to receive a ukulele signe

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Fire Department Hosting Open House

Kids of all ages can enjoy a tour of the building and apparatus used by local firefighters Saturday.

The New Bedford Fire Department is taking part in an open house Saturday afternoon as part of National Fire Safety Month

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Britain Prepares For Change To British Summer Time
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2014 Time Capsule

A 113 year-old time capsule was discovered in the head of the lion statue that dawned the top of the Massachusetts state house. A small red book was found in the five-pound box, but no one has been able to see what's underneath in fear of ruining the contents

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Dispute Over Pay For New Bedford VA Nurses Settled

The dispute over salaries for nurses at the New Bedford VA Medical Center has been resolved.

The VA said the nurses had been overpaid for years and had threatened to cut their pay by 14%-20%, and require them to repay the over-payments

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John Hoey/UMass Dartmouth

Over 200 Local Students Help to Feed Hungry

Over 200 area high school students spent this afternoon packaging 10,000 meals for the hungry during an event at UMass Dartmouth.

It's part of the Leduc Center's Youth Civic Engagement Summit, which featured a workshop for students on using the power of speech to make change and food-packaging to raise awareness about hunger

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New Bedford Police

Attempted Robbery In New Bedford

A 25-year-old New Bedford man received a cut on his bicep during a robbery attempt Wednesday night.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says the man was walking near County Street and Penniman Street around 11 p

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Former CT Congressman: Casinos Not a Good Bet

Former congressman turned author Bob Steele of Connecticut makes no bones about it: he's opposed to casino gambling and the impact it has on people and the communities where they're located.

Speaking with WBSM's Taylor Cormier, Steele said the nation's most successful casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, are now facing tough times

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Officials Urge Continued Conversation Over Domestic Violence

The Women's Center of New Bedford has once again orchestrated a month of events to raise awareness of domestic violence.

October is the setting for domestic violence awareness, and in Massachusetts 14 people this year have died as a result of domestic abuse incidents.

Pamela McCleod-Lima of the Women's Center says there needs

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Criminal Investigation Opens Involving New Bedford Business Owner and City of Fall River

A criminal investigation is underway involving the City of Fall River and a New Bedford business.

According to the Herald News, 22 windows were installed last summer on the sixth floor of One Government Center in Fall River, and no one seems to know who authorized the work.

The installation was contracted by Moses Rapoza of Global Glass in New Bedford. The

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