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This Week’s Job Openings

 

If you are looking for work or thinking of making a change, here is the list of "Hot Jobs" for this week from the greater New Bedford Career Center.

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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center Formed, Will Open In 2016

Commercial fishing in New Bedford, past and present, will be the focus of a new Downtown attraction coming in 2016.

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center has been formed, and Laura Orleans of the Working Waterfront Festival has been named Executive Director

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Students climb the new Parker school playground/ TSM
Students climb the new Parker school playground/ TSM

Parker Elementary School Gets New Playground

The John A. Parker Elementary School in New Bedford officially opened it's new playground, called the Lion's Den.

Along with the jungle gym, the school also built six raised community garden beds where students will grow their own vegetables

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Larry Moore speaking about homeless veterans/ TSM
Larry Moore speaking about homeless veterans/ TSM

Students Help Homeless Veterans

The after school programs at Ashley and Lincoln Elementary Schools have been working together to fight homelessness.

Lincoln's students are working with the Salvation Army while Ashley students are helping the Veterans Transition House

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World AIDS Day at the United Methodist Church on Union street
World AIDS Day at the United Methodist Church on Union street

New Bedford Recognizes World Aids Day

Mayor Jon Mitchel was among the speakers as New Bedford marked World AIDS Day.

The vigil outside the downtown library stressed education and awareness of the deadly virus, and was followed by a candlelight procession to the United Methodist Church on Union street

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Council To Set Tax Factor, Homeowners Face Increase

No one wants to raise taxes, but the Mayor's office in New Bedford is arming the City Council with information to help ease the pain.  The Council holds its annual Tax Classification meeting Tuesday night

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Credit: New Bedford Police
Credit: New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Facing Drug Charges

A New Bedford man was arrested on Saturday following a search of his apartment by the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says a search warrant was executed at 89 Washington Street apartment 1 at 11:30 a

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Former Sacred Heart Church Memorialized By New Monument

The newest monument in New Bedford was dedicated Sunday, memorializing the former Sacred Heart Church.

Former parishioners of the church, which was demolished in 2001, gathered at the former site of the church at Robeson and Summer Streets for a dedication ceremony

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell: New Bedford Built Trust Between Residents and Police

Mayor Jon Mitchell says in dealing with it's own police involved shootings, New Bedford has some lessons Ferguson, Missouri can benefit from.

During his weekly radio program, Mitchell referred to the 2012 fatal police shooting of 15-year-old Malcolm Gracia, who had stabbed one police officer and charged at others before he was shot dead in Temple Landing

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Jamie Casey/Facebook
Jamie Casey/Facebook

Over 2,000 Turkey Dinners Prepped and Delivered by New Bedford Area Volunteers

While many of us are sitting down to a home-cooked meal with all the fixings this Thanksgiving, there are a number of families throughout Greater New Bedford that won't have that luxury. That's why a group of volunteers began a Thanksgiving Ministry 17 years ago, and are now preparing and delivering over 2,000 turkey dinners

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