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Durkin’s Budget Reduced By $4.4 Million, Mayor Still Thinks It’s Too High

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin presented her revised budget proposal to the New Bedford School Committee Wednesday night during a budget workshop meeting.

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Are There Still Potholes On Your New Bedford Street? Report Them Here

New Bedford City workers have been hard at work filling the potholes caused by a record-setting winter, and they'll likely be doing that for much of this year.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says since the snow has stopped, City crews have filled nearly 7,000 potholes in City streets

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Concept plans for the New Bedford River Walk Project. (Jon Faria/ TSM)
Concept plans for the New Bedford River Walk Project. (Jon Faria/ TSM)

Company Unveils New Bedford River Walk Design

New Bedford residents are one step closer to enjoying a long walk along the Acushnet River.

Shadley Associates, the company designing the 2.2 mile walkway in the north end, held a community meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Victoria Riverside Town Houses

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New Bedford Man Sentenced To Ten Years For Child Rape

A New Bedford man will serve the next ten years in state prison after being convicted of sexually abusing a young girl over a five year period.

Thirty-seven year old Chad Mandeville pleaded guilty last month to seven charges including rape, rape of a child, indecent assault and possession of child pornography

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Purse Snatchings

New Bedford police are investigating two purse snatchings that took place in the Purchase St. area.

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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

KG Urban Secures Financing For New Bedford Casino

A spokesman for KG Urban Enterprises says the developer has secured financing to continue pursuing a casino license in southeastern Massachusetts.
“KG  today submitted documents to the Commission confirming that we have secured a financing package for the project that  combines funding from a development partner, and equity financing from KG’s own principals

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Prostitution Sting Results In Eight Arrests

Detectives in New Bedford's Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau set up a prostitution sting Friday night in the North End.

Det. Captain Steve Vicente tells WBSM News, Police took the action because of repeated complaints from North End residents about an increase in prostitution in the area

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Jon Faria/ TSM - Irwin and Joan Jacobs pose with the 2015 Jacobs Family Scholarship recipients
Jon Faria/ TSM - Irwin and Joan Jacobs pose with the 2015 Jacobs Family Scholarship recipients

Six New Bedford Students Receive The Jacobs Family Scholarship

Six college-bound New Bedford students received 4-year, $35,000 scholarships during the 15th annual Jacobs Family New Bedford High Schools Scholarship program Friday at the Whaling Museum.

The award is given to students continuing their studies in math, science, and engineering

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Professor: Olympics Would Harm, Not Help Massachusetts

The Boston 2024 Olympics bid certainly has it's cheerleaders, but there are nay-sayers as well.

Andrew Zimbalist, Professor of Economics at Smith College, discussed the realities of welcoming the Summer Olympics to Boston on "The Taylor Cormier Show"

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

Repairs At Octopus Intersection Downtown

There were some backups at the octopus intersection in Downtown New Bedford Friday morning after a traffic light was knocked over.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says at around 8 a.m. they received a report that a utility truck struck a traffic light pole at the intersection of Kempton and Pleasant Streets,  knocking it over

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