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

Mitchell: New Bedford Built Trust Between Residents and Police

Mayor Jon Mitchell says in dealing with it's own police involved shootings, New Bedford has some lessons Ferguson, Missouri can benefit from.

During his weekly radio program, Mitchell referred to the 2012 fatal police shooting of 15-year-old Malcolm Gracia, who had stabbed one police officer and charged at others before he was shot dead in Temple Landing

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Over 2,000 Turkey Dinners Prepped and Delivered by New Bedford Area Volunteers

While many of us are sitting down to a home-cooked meal with all the fixings this Thanksgiving, there are a number of families throughout Greater New Bedford that won't have that luxury. That's why a group of volunteers began a Thanksgiving Ministry 17 years ago, and are now preparing and delivering over 2,000 turkey dinners

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Governor Patrick Announces South Coast Rail Bridge Upgrades

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick visited New Bedford on Monday to announce the replacement of four bridges along the South Coast Rail project.

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Reverend Russ Chamberlain Robbed of Gift Cards, Sentimental Coins

New Bedford Police are looking into the apparent theft of a safe from Reverend Russ Chamberlain's home.

Reverend Russ, who operates Mercy Meals and More, says he allowed a less fortunate man he knew to stay with him for a while

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2014 Steak and Burger Dinner Held Tonight in Acushnet

The kids will be in the spotlight tonight, chowing down on steaks while the grown-ups feast on burgers. The annual Steak and Burger Dinner for the New Bedford Boys and Girls Club gets underway tonight at 5:30 at the Century House in Acushnet

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Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech

Latest Addition Open at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech

Students at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School will no longer have to fight for elbow room when they're seated for lunch thanks to the completed addition of the Student Forum and Conference Center

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New Bedford Responds to Casino Developer’s Demands

Neither side is budging when it comes to an apparent stand-off between the City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises.

KG Urban representatives are urging Mayor Jon Mitchell to endorse their proposal for a casino at the Canon Street Power Station

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Student Reports Knife Shown at New Bedford Bus Stop

An alert New Bedford Public School student was quick to phone police this morning while waiting for the school bus.

According to Superintendent Pia Durkin's spokesperson, Jonathan Carvalho, police responded to the bus stop in the area of Sawyer and Reynolds Streets after the student reported an adult showing a knife at the stop

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SRTA Weighs Options on New Bedford-Fall River Route

Too many customers is a nice problem to have. But Southeastern Regional Transit Authority Administrator Erik Rousseau sees it as inefficiency, and is looking to make improvements to the heavily used New Bedford-Fall River bus route.

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Teens Arrested For Bear Hug Robbery [Video]

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a bear hug robbery in New Bedford this past Sunday.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says a 14-year-old male was arrested at the Whaling City Alternative School at 2:00 p

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