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New Bedford Police and Fire Unions Endorse Keating

Congressman Bill Keating is getting the support of local public safety workers as he runs for re-election.

The New Bedford Fire and Police unions endorsed the congressman at The Black Whale restaurant on Pier Three Thursday afternoon

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Marine Murder Suspect Transfered To Philippine Authorities

A Marine from New Bedford accused of murdering a transgendered Filipino is being transferred to a Philippine military base.

Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton was being held at an American military base

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Photo by Jonathan Faria
Photo by Jonathan Faria

Why The Deer Was Euthanized Instead of Tranquilized

The euthanization of a deer that busted into a city barber shop Wednesday morning was the only safe outcome. That's according to New Bedford Animal Control Officer Manny Maciel, who says his department, New Bedford Police, and staff from the Buttonwood Park Zoo evaluated the situation before making the decision to shoot the animal dead with a shotgun

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Jim Phillips | TSM

City Hall Display Vandalized Earlier This Month

A significant display at City Hall in New Bedford had been vandalized earlier this month according to Mayor Jon Mitchell.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell confirmed the domestic violence awareness display in front of City Hall, which consists of a tree strung with decorative lights, had been tampered with

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Photo by Jonathan Faria
Photo by Jonathan Faria

Deer Crashes Through Barbershop Window

A deer crashed through the window of a South End business Wednesday morning.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says at approximately 8:00 a.m. officers were sent to "Made Barbers" at 259 Rivet Street and when they arrived they saw the animal thrashing about inside the barbershop

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

City Unveils Destination New Bedford App

New Bedford's Tourism and Marketing Department has launched its first app, designed to enhance the experience of visitors and locals alike, with a touch of their phone.

Tourism Director Dagney Ashley tells WBSM News, the app is a great way to engage visitors and educate them about New Bedford

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Southcoast Small Businesses Gather At Business Expo

More than 100 small businesses were represented Wednesday at White's of Westport during the annual Southcoast Business Expo, sponsored by Chambers of Commerce in New Bedford and Fall River.

New Bedford Chamber Executive Roy Nascimento says the Expo is a good way for small businesses to network and share information

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Officials Celebrate Elevator Installation at Local Library

A vital improvement is being celebrated at a New Bedford library.

Installation of an elevator at the Casa Da Saudade Library has been completed, and acting Library Director Jeff Dickinson tells WBSM News it was a much-needed component to provide access to the entire building

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Don’t Miss Jake Shimabukuro, Ukulele Master, at The Z!

How about that, huh? Impressive? Well you ain't seen nothin' yet!

Jake Shimabukuro is coming to the Zeiterion Theater Thursday night! He is THE ukulele master! An up and coming professional artist, Jake became a Youtube sensation with one song, and was off and running from there.

Now, as part of a nationwide tour, I get to take part! I'm very excited to receive a ukulele signe

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Fire Department Hosting Open House

Kids of all ages can enjoy a tour of the building and apparatus used by local firefighters Saturday.

The New Bedford Fire Department is taking part in an open house Saturday afternoon as part of National Fire Safety Month

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