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New Bedford Goes 1950′s Thursday Night

You may think you're in an episode of The Twilight Zone if you're in downtown New Bedford Thursday night, but Rod Serling won't be making an appearance.

It's actually Joe Jesus' 23rd annual 50's Night, bringing classic cars and music to Union and Purchase Streets all night long

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Hit And Run Driver Sentenced

Convicted hit-and-run driver Arthur Larrivee of New Bedford has learned his fate, the Bristol County District Attorney's Office announced.

Larrivee was charged in the 2012 hit-and-run death of 76-year-old Rafael Velasquez while he was crossing Rockdale Avenue

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City Council To Choose City Clerk Thursday Night

A new clerk for the City of New Bedford will be chosen Thursday.

There are two nominees: current Carver Assistant Town Clerk Elizabeth Nichols and New Bedford's current Clerk of Committees Dennis Farias

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Arrested After Club Drug Found

A 24-year-old North End man was arraigned Tuesday on a charge that he intended to distribute the designer club drug "Molly".

Police say their Organized Crime & Intellegence Bureau executed a search warrant Monday evening around 6:30pm which resulted in approximately eight grams of Molly being seized from Nathan Dias's residence at 34 Milford Street.

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Former Civil Defense Building Gets New Owner

The old Civil Defense building at the corner of Hillman and County Streets in New Bedford has been purchased.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the City Council authorized the auction of the city-owned building several months ago

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TSM

Mitchell Says Immigrant Children Will Affect Local Schools

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell realizes the potential problems the "border crisis" along the Texas/Mexico border poses to cities like New Bedford.

Mitchell's primary concern lies within the education system, and says accomodations are already being made to make room for students whose primary language is not English

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Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images

New Bedford Hosting Shark Tournament This Weekend

New Bedford may look like Amity Island for a few days, as shark fishermen will be engaged in the first of it's kind tournament for the city.

The North Atlantic Shark Tournament gets underway Friday morning, with fishermen looking to land the largest sharks over two days

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SLAMDiabetes

The New Bedford Bay Sox will help battle diabetes this weekend with the SlamDiabetes Bay Sox Classic at Walsh Field at New Bedford High School.

The Wiffle® Ball tournament will raise money to help send local kids to day camps where they can learn how to better manage their disease

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TSM - Carl Alves speaking at a recent event
TSM - Carl Alves speaking at a recent event

Prescription Drug Abuse Still A Large Concern

With the amount of fatal heroin overdoses on the Southcoast down, and the number of overdose reversals on the rise thanks to first responders, things are looking up in the fight against heroin and drug abuse

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Skydive Newport

Help Mercy Meals and More By Pushing Taylor Out Of A Plane!

It's no secret that Mercy Meals and More has become one of my favorite charitable causes throughout Greater New Bedford. Though I don't have much time to volunteer, I think putting my life on the line once a year is a pretty good way of making up for it

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