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Applications Still Available For Fishing Disaster Relief Funds

Emergency relief funding is still available for fishermen and those adversely affected by the downturn of the fishing industry.

The application process to claim hardship and receive funding has been open for about a month, but Verna Kendall of the Massachusetts Fishing Partnership says there's no way of knowing if all eligible individuals have applied for relief

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Mayor Jon Mitchell and Martha Coakley Friday on Pier Three / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell and Martha Coakley Friday on Pier Three / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Endorses Martha Coakley For Governor

According to some polls, Martha Coakley is ahead by 30 points in the race for the Democratic Nomination for Governor.

On Friday she picked up more support --- an endorsement from New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell announcing the city-wide update to streetlights at Hazelwood Park in the West End.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell announcing the city-wide update to streetlights at Hazelwood Park in the West End.

New Light Fixture To Be Installed Throughout New Bedford

The streets of New Bedford will soon be a little brighter.

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

Markey, Garcia Square Off On WBSM

While both Democratic candidates for the Representative seat in the 9th Bristol District want to see Southcoast Rail, they have different opinions on funding sources.

Incumbent State Rep. Chris Markey and challenger Alan Garcia debated on WBSM Thursday

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New Bedford Airport - Mass. DOT
New Bedford Airport - Mass. DOT

Precautions Taken Locally Amidst Reports Of Missing Airliners

With reports of Libyan airliners falling into the hands of Islamic extremists, airports around the world are on high alert.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says New Bedford is no exception. Mitchell says while he has little information on the latest reports, he's confident Bridgewater State University's F

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New Bedford Target Of Mosquito Spraying Friday Morning

City of New Bedford - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified local boards of health of the finding of EEE in a primarily bird-biting mosquito sample obtained from northwest quadrant of New Bedford. The sample was

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Supt. Durkin Reviews First Day Of School

There were a few transportation glitches on the opening day of school in New Bedford. But Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin still gave the district an "A-" for the opening of school Tuesday.

Dr. Durkin knows that all eyes on are on New Bedford's underperforming schools, New Bedford High, Parker School, and Hayden McFadden

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Joe Lopes/Facebook
Joe Lopes/Facebook

Lopes To Cyclists: Wear Your Helmet

A broken scapula, and some scrapes and bruises could have been much worse, but also may have been prevented. That's according to New Bedford City Council President Joseph Lopes, who was not wearing a helmet while riding his bike Sunday morning when he was hit by a car

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Photo from NOAA
Photo from NOAA

Fort Taber Search Suspended

The search for a missing adolescent in waters off Fort Taber has been suspended, pending further developments.

The search began Saturday afternoon when an adult reported seeing a boy, about 12 or 13 years old, jump into the water from a fishing pier and never resurface

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Man Carrying Loaded Revolver Arrested In New Bedford

A man carrying a loaded gun was arrested in New Bedford Thursday.

According to the Standard Times, police were called to the corner of Cottage and Willis Streets before 10pm Thursday night where reports of a fight involving as many as fifteen people were called in

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