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New Bedford Man Charged With North Adams Robbery

A New Bedford man is under arrest after allegedly robbing a convenience store in North Adams.

State Police say the man, identified as 25-year-old Geraldo Martell of New Bedford, allegedly robbed the North Adams Cumberland Farms at gunpoint on September 20

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New Bedford Man Charged In Brockton Slaying

A New Bedford man charged with shooting another man in the head minutes after the two had been engaged in an argument has been ordered held without bail.

Jerome Morris pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges including first-degree murder in connection with the Aug

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Voters Say ‘Yes’ to Community Preservation Act

New Bedford voters have approved the Community Preservation Act in the city.

The CPA was listed as Question Five on city ballots, with voters approving it by a 54% to 45% margin. That translates into a 1,400 vote difference

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City of New Bedford
City of New Bedford

New ‘Slow Down’ Signs Sure to Grab Attention in New Bedford

You may notice some new signs around schools in the City of New Bedford.

The new signs, being posted by the City, read "drive like your kids live here."

The signs are being posted in and around school zones throughout the city to encourage drivers to be more aware as they make their way through neighborhoods where there may be a large number of students going about their daily activities

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Google Maps

Judge Rules Flanagan Recall Move Can Proceed

A New Bedford Superior Court judge has made a ruling in the decision whether the move to recall Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan can proceed.

According to the Herald News, Judge Thomas McGuire Jr. released the ruling this morning, saying the recall is constitutional, and Flanagan's

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Cans Across the Park

It's back!  For the 22nd year in a row we'll be collecting non-perishable food items at Buttonwood Park as part of our annual Cans Across the Park Food Drive. 

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media
Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Trash Regulations To Be Fully Enforced

Effective this weekend, the City of New Bedford will begin fully enforcing any and all trash regulations in regards to the new collection system.

Mayor Jon Mitchell had extended the so-called "grace period", where residents found to be out of compliance were only given warnings, through the end of October

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Halloween Safety Tips

Lots of trick-or-treaters will be roaming around this evening looking for candy.

However, there will also be motorists sharing those roads with the costumed walkers and New Bedford Police Captain Steven Vicente says it's important for trick-or-treaters to be as visible as possible and recommends wearing light colored costumes

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Martha Coakley (R) during a recent stop in New Bedford. / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Martha Coakley (R) during a recent stop in New Bedford. / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Coakley To Meet With Fishermen

Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley is headed to New Bedford to meet with fishermen and representatives of the Massachusetts fishing industry.

The visit on Friday comes several days after the final televised debate of the campaign during which Coakley's Republican rival, Charlie Baker, tearfully recalled a meeting with a New Bedford fishermen who regretted pressuring his sons to follow him into the job rather than go to college

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Officials Push New Bedford Community Preservation Act Ahead of Election Day

New Bedford officials and other notables are pushing hard to pass the Community Preservation Act in the city. The proposal would tax property owners 1.5% on their properties assessed value above the first $100,

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