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New Bedford RMV Closing Downtown Location, Moving to Industrial Park

NEW BEDFORD - The Downtown New Bedford branch of the Registry of Motor Vehicles is relocating.

In a surprise announcement, MassDOT says the branch will permanently close the Union Street location on Friday at 5 P...

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TSM

Buttonwood Park Zoo Placed in ‘Hall of Shame’ for Elephant Habitat

NEW BEDFORD - The Buttonwood Park Zoo has once again appeared on a list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants.

The list, compiled by In Defense of Animals, places the New Bedford zoo in their "Hall of Shame," making this the seventh consecutive year the zoo has appeared on the list...

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Construction on New Bedford’s Capt. Jack Peterson Dog Park to Begin Next Spring

Construction will soon begin on New Bedford's first-ever dog park.

The City Council this week accepted a $225,000 grant from the Stanton Foundation for construction of the park, which will be situated on Hathaway Boulevard between Greenwood and Ruggles Streets...

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ABC6

Buttonwood Park Zoo Offers to ‘Adopt’ Cliff the Coyote

A Rhode Island coyote that was spared euthanization after a public outcry could find a new home at New Bedford's zoo.

Keith Lovett, the director of Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford tells WBSM News the zoo would take the coyote known as Cliff, but only if several conditions are met, including giving Cliff a physical examination...

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New Bedford Police: Charges Forthcoming in Killing of Canada Goose

Charges are being filed in connection to the death of a goose in a New Bedford park.

Police say a New Bedford juvenile will be charged with cruelty to animals...

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Second Goose This Month Found Dead at Brooklawn Park in New Bedford

A second Canada goose has been found dead at Brooklawn Park in New Bedford.

Police responded to the duck pond at the park Saturday afternoon, and found a dead goose with a bag tied over it's head...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Buttonwood Park Zoo Unveils $22M Master Plan

The City has updated the master plan for the Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford.

The fifteen year, $22 million plan calls for a host of changes, including more exhibits featuring endangered and exotic species such as tigers, snow leopards, red pandas, and much more...

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Buttonwood Park Zoo/Facebook

Stable But Guarded: Update on New Bedford’s Ruth the Elephant

Buttonwood Park Zoo Director Keith Lovett says there's not much change in Ruth the elephant's condition. Ruth is reported as suffering from gastrointestinal complications, and hasn't been able to pass food...

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New Bedford Man Overdoses at Stop Sign in West End

A New Bedford man is revived after he was found slumped over the wheel of his truck.

New Bedford Police Spokesman Lt. Amos Melo tells WBSM News the 48-year-old man was found unresponsive behind the wheel of his Chevy Avalanche at Sycamore and Park Streets in the West End just after 5pm Thursday...

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Brian Thomas/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Man Found Hanging from Tree in Buttonwood Park

A New Bedford man is found dead of an apparent suicide in Buttonwood Park. The man's body was found by a passerby hanging from a tree near the monument on Fuller Memorial Parkway between Brownell and Rockdale Avenues just before 6am this morning...

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