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City Commission Looks To Question Voc-Tech Supt. Over Former Teacher’s Racial Remarks

The City's Human Relations Commission has some questions for Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech's superintendent.

Voc-Tech teacher Lino Cabral resigned last week after posting controversial racial remarks to social media in April.

Human Relations Commission member Kevin Thomas tells WBSM News it appears Superintendent

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New Bedford Police

New Bedford Couple Accused of Defrauding Dell Computers

New Bedford Police have arrested local couple in connection with a computer fraud scheme.

Earlier this month, detectives were contacted by Dell Computers, alleging the company had been defrauded by New Bedford resident Paul Marino

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Photo by Jerry Redfern/LightRocket via Getty Images
Photo by Jerry Redfern/LightRocket via Getty Images

City Plans Crackdown On Illegal Peddling

The New Bedford City Council passed two motions during Thursday night's meeting addressing the long-standing issue of illegal peddlers on city streets. 

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Jon Faria/TSM
Jon Faria/TSM

New Drug Treatment Facility Denied In New Bedford

New Bedford residents living near the proposed drug treatment facility on Brigham street showed up in mass to Thursday's Zoning Board of Appeals hearing.

After over an hour of testimonies, the Board unanimously denied the facility a special permit to be in a residential district

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New electric cars lined up on William Street / Jim Phillips TSM
New electric cars lined up on William Street / Jim Phillips TSM

New Bedford Leases Ten Electric Cars For City Fleet

The City of New Bedford is replacing ten, 20-year old passenger vehicles with new electric cars.

The new Nissan Leafs were on display Thursday outside City Hall.

New Bedford is leasing the electric cars for three years, at a fraction of what it might cost for leasing conventional vehicles

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Local Steelworkers Flex Union Muscle

Members of the local steelworkers union rallied in front of the Allegheny Ludlum plant in the South End of New Bedford Thursday.

The industry-wide union contract with the steel manufacturer is set to expire on June 30

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New Bedford Undergoing Mosquito Ground Spraying Tonight

New Bedford's parks will be the target of ground spraying by the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project.

The spraying will take place early Thursday morning, between 2am and sunrise at Buttonwood Park, Brooklawn Park, Fort Tabor, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park and the Poor Farm area, weather permitting.

Residents in the vicinity of the targeted areas may wish to close thei

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Ten Arrested In New Bedford Street Drug Sting

Authorites arrest ten people in New Bedford this week in an attempt to target street level drug activity.

According to Detective Captain Steve Vicente, the arrests on Tuesday all involve the sale of either heroin or cocaine, and all are charged with distribution offenses

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Skewers Council Over Budget Cuts

Mayor Jon Mitchell chastised the New Bedford City Council over cuts made to his proposed budget this week. The City Council slashed over $2.2 million, including $200,000 from the snow removal budget, and $1.1 million from th

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FaceBook/ Marion Fireworks
FaceBook/ Marion Fireworks

Southcoast’s 4th of July Fireworks Schedule

Is there really any other way to spend America's holiday than by watching fireworks with your family and friends, being thankful to live in the land of the free, home of the brave? 

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