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Mayor Jon Mitchell introduces his proposed "Problem Properties" ordinance in front of a run-down home on Ashley St. in 2013. Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Mayor Jon Mitchell introduces his proposed "Problem Properties" ordinance in front of a run-down home on Ashley St. in 2013. Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Mitchell Pushes For Passage of Problem Properties Ordinance

The New Bedford City Council is getting set to once again discuss Mayor Jon Mitchell's proposed "Problem Properties" ordinance.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell says the ordinance has been in and out of committee for nearly two years, and needs

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Assistance Needed In Locating Missing New Bedford Woman

New Bedford Police are asking the public for their help in locating a missing person.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says 67-year-old Joanne Poirier was last seen at her home off of Durfee Street by a visiting nurse on January 2

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Credit: New Bedford Police
Credit: New Bedford Police

Four Arrested On Gun Charges

Four people were arrested in New Bedford Monday afternoon as the result of an investigation by the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau.

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Four Groups Vying For Southeastern Mass. Casino License

Prospective casino operators are facing a Jan. 30 deadline to apply for Massachusetts' final gambling license.

The state Gaming Commission says its staff hopes to meet privately with at least three groups ahead of the deadline: Mass Gaming & Entertainment, Seafan Trust Corp. an

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

New Bedford Opens Temporary Emergency Shelter For Warmth Tonight

Temperatures are expected to be in the low teens tonight, prompting the City of New Bedford to open a temporary emergency shelter for those in need of warmth.

The Pilgrim Church Hall, also known as Mercy Meals and More at 634 Purchase Street, will open at 8:30pm Tuesday night

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Police Search For Suspect in 7-11 Robbery

New Bedford Police are investigating after an early morning convenience store robbery.

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Credit: New Bedford Police
Credit: New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Facing Drug And Firearms Charges

A New Bedford man was taken into custody Saturday morning following an investigation by the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau regarding a cocaine delivery service in the North End.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

City Asked To Stand Behind Police Officers

City Council President Brian Gomes hopes the rest of the City will join him in honoring the men and women of the New Bedford Police Department.

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Store Clerk Kicked During Robbery

 

A 21-year-old store clerk was hospitalized due to injuries sustained during an early morning robbery in New Bedford.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Whaleman Statue Vandalized…..Again

The iconic New Bedford "Whaleman Statue" has once again been vandalized.

It's at least the second time in a year that the tip of the harpoon has been damaged.

A crack on the harpoon was noticed last week

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