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NBEA Leader Welcomes Council Involvement

The New Bedford teachers union president says he welcomes the City Council's involvement in school department affairs.

Responding to a Standard Times editorial letter, Lou St. John says over the last several years, the Council may have lost trust in the School Committee after having to appropriate extra funds to the schools from the city-side of government in order to make up a multi-million dollar deficit

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Mayor: Solar Power To Help New Bedford Save Millions

 

New Bedford is on a path right now to develop more solar-power capacity than any city east of the Mississippi Rver. 

That statement from Mayor Jon Mitchell on his weekly radio program Wednesday on WBSM. 

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Local Man Charged After Walking Past Store He Allegedly Robbed

A New Bedford man faces arraignment Wednesday after a store owner he allegedly robbed twice recognized him.

New Bedford Police Det. Cap. Steven Vicente says the owner of the Quinchelenses Market on North Front Street was outside his store around 8pm Tuesday night, when he recognized a man he says robbed his store twice in January

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“Mutant” Fish Thriving in New Bedford Harbor

It's a prime example of natural selection at work.

A species of fish in the New Bedford Harbor has adapted and is now thriving, even though the sediment has been contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) for decades

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Presidents Having Visited New Bedford

February is the month Americans celebrate Presidents Day. So, I wanted to give this former Washington's Birthday holiday a local spin by trying to find out how many presidents either campaigned or visited New Bedford and this area

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Frustrated Robber Takes Entire Register From New Bedford Bakery

A frustrated robber ends up stealing an entire cash register in New Bedford Thursday night.

According to Det. Cap. Steven Vicente, the man walked into Sara's Bakery on Acushnet Avenue and threatened the female clerk with a knife, demanding money

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Council Wants to Host Interviews with School Violence Witnesses

City Councilor Brian Gomes says inaction by the School Committee has motivated him to get the City Council involved as it pertains to reported violence in New Bedford Public Schools.

Gomes wants the Council to meet with students and teachers at the middle and high school levels, who have seen fights and other forms of violence firsthand

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Mitchell Wants To Keep Post Office As Is

A real estate specialist with the U.S. Postal Service is looking to relocate services provided at the Downtown New Bedford Post Office on Pleasant Street.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's "dead set" against it

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UPDATE: Two Possible Earthquakes Felt Throughout Southcoast

UPDATE 6:48 - There are now reports of two earthquakes striking the Southcoast within minutes of each other. The first quake is reported by the United States Geological Survey as a M2.4 earthquake, originating at 5:46pm 1.5 miles SSW of New Bedford.

The second quake is being reported by multipl

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Downtown Post Office Could Relocate

The future of the post office building in Downtown New Bedford is unclear.

Joseph Mulvey, a Real Estate Specialist with the U.S. Postal Service, has been in contact with city officials, indicating the historic building is too large for what services are provided there, and it's becoming too costly to maintain

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