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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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Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

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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B & E Suspect Sentenced To 7 To 9 Years

A New Bedford man who lead police in a vehicle chase on March 12, 2014 will spend seven to nine years in state prison.

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Maciej Korzekwa

Accident Causes Backups On The Octopus

A motor vehicle accident causes Friday morning backups on the Octopus.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Members of the New Bedford Seaport Cultural District Executive Committee.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Members of the New Bedford Seaport Cultural District Executive Committee.

New Bedford Seaport Cultural District Celebrates One Year Of Accomplishments

The New Bedford Seaport Cultural District celebrated its first year of accomplishments during their first annual meeting Thursday evening at the Buzzards Bay Coalition Center.

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Montigny Urges Local Leaders To Slow Down On Olympic Planning

State Senator Mark Montigny is urging communities on the Southcoast not to catch Olympic fever just yet.

Montigny says the Legislature will proceed with caution when it comes to Boston 2024 and the Olympics, and he urges local communities to do the same

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