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New Bedford Man Stabbed After Wednesday Afternoon Fight

New Bedford Police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon stabbing.

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New Bedford Cop Launching Outreach Initiative

A New Bedford cop is looking for backup as he begins an initiative to assist the city's elderly and disabled.

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Says Water Quality Issues Could Be Costly For City

New Bedford could be shelling out more money to deal with water quality issues in the not too distant future.

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Credit: Google Maps

Proceed Cautiously With Innovation Zones

 

It's not a new story, an all A student leaves grade school for middle school and somehow hits a wall.  How do you fix the problem and make middle school more engaging for students and keep them interested in their education going forward? Tha...

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Zeb Arruda/City of New Bedford

Mitchell Taps Zeb Arruda to Head Up New Bedford DPI

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced his appointment to replace the City's outgoing DPI Commissioner.

Mitchell says he has chosen Deputy Commissioner Euzebio "Zeb" Arruda to step into the chief position of the Department of Public Infrastructure to replace Ron Labelle, who retired at the end of June...

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Three Fatal Suspected Overdoses in New Bedford This Week

Two city men are dead of apparent drug overdoses.

New Bedford Police Lt. Al Souza tells WBSM News police and paramedics were called to a residence on School Street downtown at 2:30am Wednesday morning...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Openly Drinking in New Bedford Park Leads to Discovery of Cocaine, Two Arrested

Two people have been arrested after they were seen openly drinking alcohol in a New Bedford park.

New Bedford Police spokesman Lt. Amos Melo tells WBSM News police officers warned 38-year-old Tammy DeFreitas of New Bedford and 47-year-old William LaGrant of Brockton after they were seen with an open container of alcohol in Riverside Park around 12:30am Tuesday...

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Chris Cotter/Facebook

Cotter Defends Integrity Against Accusations from Supt. Pia Durkin

New Bedford School Committee member Chris Cotter made a bold statement at Monday night's meeting.

Cotter, a detective with the City's police department, says Superintendent Pia Durkin sent a letter to Mayor Jon Mitchell and Cotter's department head, accusing Cotter of using his position as a detective to gather information on a situation involving a student and a teacher at Keith Middle School...

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Getty Images

State Police Identify Body Found in New Bedford

Massachusetts State Police say they've identified a body found in New Bedford over the weekend.

The young woman's body was found outside of the Presidential Heights housing development in the North End early Saturday morning...

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Jon Faria/TSM

District Exploring ‘Innovation Zone’ For NB Middle Schools

Officials are looking to get creative in solving the achievement gap at New Bedford middle schools.

At Monday's meeting, the New Bedford School Committee discussed the possibility of introducing an Innovation Zone for middle schools...

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