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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announces state funding for New Bedford State Pier | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announces state funding for New Bedford State Pier | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Governor Baker Names New Manager for New Bedford State Pier

NEW BEDFORD - Governor Charlie Baker is naming MassDevelopment as the manager of New Bedford's State Pier.

New Bedford State Senator Mark Montigny filed legislation earlier this year authorizing the state Department of Conservation and Recreation to lease the State Pier to MassDevelopment...

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Mass. Statehouse / Getty Images

Fall River, Taunton Get State Money For Parks

Two Southcoast communities are getting state money for park and recreation improvements.

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New Bedford Park Board to Begin Charging for Special Events

The New Bedford Park Board and Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches (PRB) held a public hearing Wednesday night at the Fort Taber Community Center to present a fee structure being implemented next year and hear reaction from local event organizers. 

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Partnership Between Buzzards Bay Coalition, Southcoast Health Promotes Outdoor Recreation

Officials from Buzzards Bay Coalition and Southcoast Health announced a new partnership aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles through outdoor exploration Thursday at The Sawmill in Acushnet. 

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

State Audit of Schooner Ernestina Commission Finds Problems

An audit of the commission that oversees the operation of the Schooner Ernestina has found several problems.

The routine audit by State Auditor Suzanne Bump's Office found that the Schooner Ernestina Commission under the Department of Conservation and Recreation failed to keep adequate documentation of a credit of as much as $50,000 from a contractor...

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City Council Preparing For Potential Effects of Question 4

The New Bedford City Council passed along four proposed items to one of their committees Thursday in preparation of the passing of Question 4 on the November ballot, which would legalize the recreational use of Marijuana in Massachusetts. 

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City Council Advances Ordinance to Ban Public Use of Marijuana

Just weeks before registered voters take to the polls to decide the legalization of recreational marijuana, the New Bedford City Council is taking a preemptive approach in banning the substance in public areas across the city.

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YinYang via getty images

Pickleball, A Possible Future Recreational Opportunity For Dartmouth

The sport of pickleball may be coming to Dartmouth!

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New Bedford Offering Food and Fun to Youth During Summer

With New Bedford students on summer break, the City is offering up some fun and food.

The New Bedford Parks, Recreation and Beaches Department is continuing it's Play in the Park and Summer Food Service Program, beginning today...

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Summer Parking Passes Available for New Bedford Beaches

New Bedford, Massachusetts- The municipal beaches on scenic Clark’s Point are among the City’s most treasured recreational assets and preparations are underway to again open the beaches for public use this summer season...

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