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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - (left to right) Robert Mendes, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford; Mayor Jon Mitchell; Pamela MacLeod-Lima, Executive Director of The Women's Center; Chief David Provencher, NBPD; Michelle Loranger, Executive Director of Children's Advocacy Center for Bristol County.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - (left to right) Robert Mendes, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford; Mayor Jon Mitchell; Pamela MacLeod-Lima, Executive Director of The Women's Center; Chief David Provencher, NBPD; Michelle Loranger, Executive Director of Children's Advocacy Center for Bristol County.

Assault And Abuse Prevention Main Focus Of Proclamation Ceremony In New Bedford

Society must work together to address sexual violence and child abuse.

This was the message from Wednesday's Proclamation for Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford.

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New Opioid Prevention Coalition Receives State Funding

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has awarded the New Bedford Health Department and surrounding towns with a $550,000 grant.

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New Bedford High School Junior Helping Others Find Their Purpose

A New Bedford High School junior who found her purpose in life is looking to help others to do the same.

16-year-old Cierra Vicente founded the "Here for a Purpose" program, after losing several friends to suicide

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Suicide Awareness Walk In New Bedford Saturday

A number of area residents will be walking nearly the entire length of New Bedford this weekend, in an effort to raise awareness of a very serious issue.

Members of the Greater New Bedford Suicide Prevention Coalition will walk from the North End of the city to Fort Taber on Saturday, the first public event held by the coalition

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TSM - Rep. Cabral and Brian Fernandes on "Mid-Day Live" with Taylor Cormier
TSM - Rep. Cabral and Brian Fernandes on "Mid-Day Live" with Taylor Cormier

Father of Suicide Victim Lobbies for Awareness, Prevention

Only 19 states make it mandatory for teachers to learn the warning signs of suicidal students, and Massachusetts isn't one of them.

Brian Fernandes, whose son took his own life in 2008, is looking to push legislation that would give teachers the tools to spot the warning signs as part of their professional development

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SighlentJ,flickr

Five Tips to Prevent The Flu

We all know that this year the Flu has been worse than ever.  Thousands of cases across the state, people suffering for day's with it. 

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