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Extremely Low Voter Turnout Across Southcoast Communities Thursday

With very few contested races to speak of, voter turnout across the Southcoast was dismal.

In New Bedford, only 3.1% of the electorate made it to the polls - less than half the amount of last year's historic low turnout of 7...

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Council Moves Ahead with Proposed Needle Recovery Program

The New Bedford City Council decided to move forward with discussions of implementing a "Neighborhood Needle Recovery" program during Thursday night's meeting.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Police Rolling Out Citizen’s Police Academy

The New Bedford Police Department is accepting applications for it's revived Citizen's Police Academy. The academy will be held this Fall, with anyone 18 years or older eligible to apply...

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

Public Gets First Opportunity to Discuss South Coast Rail

The first of five meetings regarding plans for a future South Coast Rail project took place at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School Wednesday evening before a crowd of nearly 70 people.

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TSM/Taylor Cormier
TSM/Taylor Cormier

School Groundbreaking In The South End

As students head back to school, city and state officials gathered in the South End of New Bedford on Wednesday for the ground breaking of a building that will replace for the John Hannigan Elementary School which was torn down after the school's roof collapsed in 2006.

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Photo by Tom Boyle / Getty Images
Photo by Tom Boyle / Getty Images

West Nile Detected In New Bedford

West Nile has been detected in New Bedford.

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New Bedford Councillor Proposes Dirty Needle Dropboxes

A New Bedford City Councillor wants to begin proactively addressing the issue of discarded hypodermic needles in the city.

Councillor at Large Ian Abreu says discarded needles have become an epidemic in city streets, parks, and playgrounds...

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TSM

Surprise! Primary Election Day Is Thursday

There is a primary election across the state on Thursday, but here on the Southcoast, very few people are talking about it.  

One reason for the low level of interest is the lack of contested races on the ballot...

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Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

DaSilva Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Daughter in New Bedford Slaying

Walter DaSilva has been ordered held without bail in the murder trial of his daughter in New Bedford. The Bristol County District Attorney's Office alleges that DaSilva shot 19-year-old Sabrina DaSilva multiple times in the parking lot of Verdean Gardens on Bedford Street on July 3...

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New Bedford Police File Photo - 2014
New Bedford Police File Photo - 2014

New Bedford Man’s ATV Stalls While Fleeing From Police

A New Bedford man illegally riding his all terrain vehicle on city streets made a failed getaway attempt after being pursued by police.

New Bedford Police say around 5pm Tuesday, officers began pursuing three ATV riders in the area of Sutton Street and Shawmut Avenue after Gang Unit officers recognized two riders as part of the "bike life" movement...

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