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Fairhaven ‘Jesus’ is Back!

That's right! The man masquerading as Jesus Christ is back in Fairhaven.

His name is Malvin "Mel" Larsen, and he has a tremendous story to share. This is the second summer Mel has appeared in the Greater New Bedford area dressed in a white robe and wearing a crown of thorns

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

New Bedford School Committee to Review Hannigan School Plans

Plans for the new John Hannigan Elementary School in New Bedford's South End will go before the School Committee Thursday night.

The original Hannigan School's roof collapsed in 2006.

School Committee member Bruce Oliveira is also on the Building Committee for the project

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New Bedford Mayor: Gloucester’s New Drug Program Goes ‘Too Far’

While New Bedford and Gloucester are homes to key fishing ports in the country, both communities also share the blight of opioid abuse.

This week, the Gloucester Police Department rolled out a new pr

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Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

First New Bedford Casino Forum Being Held Thursday Night

Thursday night welcomes the first of several public forums regarding a New Bedford casino proposal. Representatives from KG Urban Enterprises will present their plans for a waterfront casino at the Cannon Street Power Station

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Credit: Google Maps

Person Chained Self To Department Of Transitional Assistance

New Bedford Police say a person has been arrested after chaining themself to the Department of Transitional Assistance on West Rodney French Blvd.

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Ferreira, Garcia/Facebook

Southcoast Men Honored at Heritage Day of Portugal

Heritage Day of Portugal was celebrated in Boston today Tuesday.

During a statehouse ceremony, State Representative Antonio Cabral awarded two Southcoast men with the Heritage Day of Portugal Award

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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

Last Day to Register for New Bedford Casino Vote

Wednesday is the deadline to make sure you're eligible to vote in the city-wide casino referendum election later this month. In the June 23 election, voters will decide whether to approve KG Urban Enterprises' plans to build a waterfront casino just outside of downtown

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Warrant Issued For Suspect In Attempted Store Robbery

New Bedford Police have released the name of a suspect wanted in connection with a convenience store robbery on Thursday.

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Getty Images

Car Chase Starts In Fairhaven, Ends In New Bedford

An early Monday morning car chase begins in Fairhaven and ends with a crashed Mercedes in New Bedford.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Whaling Museum Dedicates International Gallery

The Whaling Museum dedicated the newly constructed International Gallery to museum members Friday night.

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