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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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Downtown New Bedford To Be Sprayed For Mosquitoes This Week

Downtown New Bedford will once again undergo targeted ground spraying by the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project.

The New Bedford Board of Health announced Tuesday the ground spraying will take place in the area of Union and Purchase Streets as well as City Pier 3 between 2am and sunrise Thursday morning

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Getty Images

Hodgson Leading Pack Of Sheriffs To Border To Address Immigration Crisis

Sheriffs and law enforcement officials from across the country are descending upon the Texas/Mexico border Tuesday, hoping to shed more light on the immigration crisis.

Immigration officials have admitted flying planeloads of illegal immigrants to states including Massachusetts because of an increase in border crossing that has filled up detainment and processing centers in Texas

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Feast Of The Blessed Sacrament 2014 Schedule

So, I know it's a bit early but I'm very excited for the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament (Madeira Feast) and I just couldn't wait to give you all a heads up of how the weekend's events will work out.

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Lebanese Restaurant Fire
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Fast-Moving Fire Causes Heavy Damage At Well-Known New Bedford Eatery

A New Bedford business suffered extensive damage after a fire this morning.

The two-alarm fire broke out at the Lebanese Kitchen at 1487 Purchase Street around 11am and spread quickly.

Waitress Sheri DeMello was about to begin work when the fire began

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Lebanese Kitchen Purchase Street New Bedford Fire

 

A fire in New Bedford this afternoon.  The old Lebanese Kitchen is in flames on Purchase Street. There are apartments above that were destroyed with damage to the roof and exterior walls.  No injuries at this time, but firefighters are still battling the flames.  R

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