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Courtesy New Bedford Police

Chief Cordeiro: AG Sessions ‘Down-to-Earth Individual’

New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro was among a number of Massachusetts police chiefs that took part in a roundtable meeting in Boston Thursday with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Area-residents gather before the walk to discuss methods of ridding the neighborhood and New Bedford of opioids.
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Area-residents gather before the walk to discuss methods of ridding the neighborhood and New Bedford of opioids. Tim Dunn/TSM

New Bedford Holds Walk to Remember Victims and Survivors of Opioid Use

NEW BEDFORD- The Walk to Remember Victims of Opioid Use and Survivors of Opioid Abuse kicked off Wednesday night at Joseph P. Monte playground on Acushnet Avenue...

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NYPD Chief Bratton And NY State Attorney Gen. Schneiderman Speak On The Community Overdose Prevention Program
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New Bedford Recognizes Int’l Overdose Awareness

As the world gathered together for International Overdose Awareness Day Wednesday, so did several dozens of people in New Bedford during a service at Pilgrim United Church of Christ downtown. 

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Fentanyl Citrate, a CLASS II Controlled Substance as classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency in the secure area of a local hospital Friday, July10, 2009. Joe Amon / The Denver Post
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Fentanyl-Related Deaths On The Rise

Overdose deaths related to the use of the synthetic opioid fentanyl are continuing to rise in Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health released preliminary data for the first half of 2016 on Wednesday...

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Look inside one of the new bedrooms at Taunton State Hospital for patients in WRAP | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Look inside one of the new bedrooms at Taunton State Hospital for patients in WRAP | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Women’s Treatment Facility Opens at Taunton State Hospital

The second phase of the Women's Recovery from Addictions Program (WRAP) was officially unveiled by Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and other local and state officials Thursday at Taunton State Hospital. 

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Gov. Charlie Baker speaks at BCC's John J. Sprega Health and Science Building dedication ceremony . | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Gov. Charlie Baker speaks at BCC's John J. Sprega Health and Science Building dedication ceremony . | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Gov. Baker Will Sit Out GOP National Convention

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will not be attending next week's National GOP Convention in Cleveland, OH. 

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Community Takes Stock of Opioid Crisis with Town Hall Discussion

Hundreds of community members attended a unique town hall-style meeting to discuss opioid abuse and addiction on the Southcoast Wednesday evening at the Zeiterion Theater. 

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City of Fall River Police Department via Facebook
City of Fall River Police Department via Facebook

New Program Launched In Fall River To Combat Opioid Crisis

Fall River Police are taking a new approach to combatting the city's heroin crisis.

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Physicians to Prevent Opioid Addiction are pushing its newest initiative, #TurnTheTideNB. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Physicians to Prevent Opioid Addiction are pushing its newest initiative, #TurnTheTideNB. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Local Physicians Gather to Discuss Opioid Prescribing Practices

As the nation's opioid addiction epidemic continues to rise, dozens of physicians from local emergency departments gathered Thursday evening to discuss methods of preventing even further growth. 

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Dan McCready/TSM

Abreu Discusses Council’s State Of Emergency Vote

During their Thursday night meeting the New Bedford City Council voted to declare a State of Emergency regarding the city's opioid crisis.

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