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Criminal Charges Filed Against New Bedford Teen In Disturbing Video

New Bedford Police have filed charges against a man believed to be the subject of a viral video.

The mayor's office confirms Kemar Omar Roselus, 18 years of age of New Bedford, has been charged with assault by means of dangerous weapon on a person over 60, and disturbing the school, and malicious destruction of personal property

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New Bedford Makes Public Beaches, Parks, Playgrounds and Zoo Smoke Free

In an effort to encourage residents and visitors to embrace healthy living, the City of New Bedford is posting new “smoke-free” signs at its beaches, parks, playgrounds, and zoo.

The signage reflects the New Bedford Board of Health’s progressive no smoking regulations, some of the most precedent-setting in the Commonwealth

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Festival President: Whaling City Festival Will Return This Summer

It's no "April Fools" joke. The Whaling City Festival is back on this year.

That's the word from festival president Allen Richard who says after meeting with his planning committee Monday night, they decided to take Mayor Jon Mitchell up on his one-time trial offer of a 9pm closing time

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One More For The Road As The Shawmut Diner Closes

The neon lights have flickered off for the last time at the Shawmut Diner, as the business closed down for the last time, Monday.

Phil and Celeste Paleologos have retired from the diner industry, after 33 years of ownership, opting to spend more time with their family

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Well-Wishers Line Up At Shawmut Diner On Final Day

A New Bedford landmark closed its doors on Monday. 

Phil and Celeste Paleologos have operated the Shawmut Diner for more than 30 years.  They recently announced the property had been sold to Cumberland Farms

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Phil And Celeste Thank The Shawmut Diner Family [VIDEO]

After 33 years of ownership, Phil and Celeste Paleologos are closing the doors of the Shawmut Diner for the last time on Monday, March 31st.

Over the years, many people throughout the Greater New Bedford area have worked taking orders, busing tables, washing dishes, and cooking the classic diner food that we've all come to love at the Shawmut Diner

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Committee To Decide Whaling City Festival’s Fate

It looks like the Whaling City Festival is being given a one-time trial with a closing time of 9pm instead of 8pm.

Mayor Jon Mitchell spoke with festival representatives, saying if they provided another hour of police details, more lighting, and cleaned the park, he'd give the later closing time a trial run

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Enterprise Funds Would Contribute To Garage Repairs, New Meters

The New Bedford City Council will consider establishing two funds aimed at improving parking infrastructure in the city.

The Council's Committee on Ordinances has reviewed and amended a motion set forth by Mayor Jon Mitchell, which would ultimately compile revenue from parking meters and parking tickets, and reinvest those monies into the downtown and Acushnet Avenue business district

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Councilors Call For More Security Cameras Downtown

Some city councilors called for more security cameras downtown at Tuesday night's Public Safety Committee meeting.

At-Large Councilor Debora Coelho called for the cameras in response to vandalism of the city's iconic Whaleman statue last year

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Help Wanted: Poet Laureate

The City of New Bedford is looking for its next poet laureate.

The City's Cultural Council, at the request of Mayor Jon Mitchell, is making an application available for the unpaid position, which carries a three-year appointment that will begin on May 1

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