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Callers: Davy’s Locker Gift Certificates Haven’t Been Refunded

Davy's Locker gift certificate holders claim their certificates have not been refunded by the now-closed restaurant's owner.

Jeff Dolinsky announced the restaurant's closure on January 31, and assured customers their unused certificates would be refunded as long as they mailed them to a North Dartmouth P

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New Bedford Fire Dept
New Bedford Fire Dept

Two People Rescued from South End Fire

New Bedford Police and Fire rescued two people from a burning house in the city's South End early Saturday morning.

The Dartmouth Street fire was reported just after four o'clock, when a 9-year-old occupant was awakened by smoke alarms

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TSM

Davis’ Retirement Surprises Business Leaders

The nearly unspoken news at the annual meeting of the Greater New Bedford Industrial Foundation was the retirement of the Business Park's Executive Director, Tom Davis.

Davis again declined to comment on the informal announcement at Wednesday night's meeting, only saying a firm date for his retirement has not been set

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Construction Soon Beginning On Buttonwood Basketball Courts

The Friends of Buttonwood Park are continuing to raise money to install new basketball courts.

The initiative started early in 2012, when the Friends noticed the nearly unplayable conditions of the existing courts

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Mike Theiler, Getty Images
Mike Theiler, Getty Images

New Bedford Knights Missing Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

The New Bedford chapter of the Knights of Columbus is missing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

According to The Standard-Times, the state chapter of the Knights reports the New Bedford chapter, which is currently inactive, cannot account for as much as $300,000

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Getty Images

Montigny Supports More Liquor Licenses

One local legislator says more liquor licenses in New Bedford only means added success for the business community.

State Senator Mark Montigny tells WBSM News he's been working with Mayor Jon Mitchell on the Home Rule Petition filed by Mitchell, requesting 25 more liquor licenses be made available to restaurateurs

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell checks out new trash carts during recent news conference.
TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell checks out new trash carts during recent news conference.

Increased Recycling Goal Of New Trash Collection Plan

Increased recycling is one of the goals of the new trash collection system going into effect this summer in New Bedford. 

New, environmentally-friendly trucks with automated arms will be used to lift trash carts containing garbage and recyclables into an on-board compactor

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Supt. Pia Durkin listens to parents' concerns. - TSM

Parents Share Concerns With New Bedford’s Superintendent

Superintendent of New Bedford Schools Dr. Pia Durkin is on a mission to include parents in the turnaround plan being implemented at the high school.

Dr. Durkin hosted about 30 parents Thursday afternoon, outlining what changes their children will see with the turnaround plan, including a teacher turnover of 29%

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Secretary Bialecki Encourages Stronger Business/School Relationships

Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Workforce Development Greg Bialecki met with business leaders in New Bedford Wednesday, promoting continued growth and partnership between comanies and education centers

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Supt. Pia Durkin (left) at Monday night's New Bedford School Committee Meeting.
Supt. Pia Durkin (left) at Monday night's New Bedford School Committee Meeting.

Supt. Durkin Holding Parent Meetings

Two parent meetings are scheduled for those interested in learning the plans for New Bedford High School, and what the turnaround plan means for their children.

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin is inviting parents to the meetings, in hopes the two sit-downs will spark more parental involvement in the future

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