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Local Collaboration on History Project

There's some good news for a local history project that's been announced. The New Bedford Port Society and New Bedford Whaling Museum have entered into an agreement that leases the ground floor of the Port Society-owned Mariners' Home to the Museum for the display of Museum artifacts related to local maritime history...

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Volunteers and family gather in front of M4 Sherman on Papineau Square. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Volunteers and family gather in front of M4 Sherman on Papineau Square. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Papineau Square Rededicated Following Restoration

Nearly 60 years to the day, Papineau Square in New Bedford's north end was rededicated Saturday morning. 

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Lt. Governor Polito Tours Fairhaven’s Union Wharf, Learns About Waterfront

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito visited Fairhaven Wednesday to tour Union Wharf and learn about the town's coastal economy.

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@ccscheider13

Report: Buyer Visits Butler Flats Lighthouse

There's more information about the future of the Butler Flats Lighthouse in New Bedford's outer harbor.

Waterfront observer and historian M-L Baron of Fairhaven tells WBSM's Tim Weisberg,, he's been told that the 118-year old lighthouse will be converted into a bed-and-breakfast establishment...

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Stratford Capital Group
Stratford Capital Group

Proposed Sale of Fairhaven’s Oxford School Advances to Final Hurdle

Dozens of Fairhaven residents expressed their concerns one final time before casting a vote in regards to the sale of the historic Oxford School building to a development company. 

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Joseph P. Lopes/Twitter
Joseph P. Lopes/Twitter

Ground Broken for Complete Restoration of Seaman’s Bethel, Mariner’s Home

Two of the City's oldest buildings are now undergoing renovations.

Local officials and historical preservationists gathered in front of the storied Seaman's Bethel and Mariner's Home Complex on Johnny Cake Hill to break ground on the $2...

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Nathan Sears/SavingPlaces.org
Nathan Sears/SavingPlaces.org

Trinity of Organizations Partner to Save Historic New Bedford Church

The birthplace of Robert's Rules of Order has a savior in an unlikely partnership.

The decaying First Baptist Church on William Street has entered a purchase and sale agreement with the Waterfront Historic Area League and Your Theatre, Inc...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

North End Duck Pond Undergoing Restoration

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North End attraction is getting a facelift.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says work began Wednesday on the duck pond at Brooklawn Park.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell says the popular spot is undergoing an overhaul, and will be much more accessible to the pond's target audience...

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Courtesy of Fairhaven Police
Courtesy of Fairhaven Police

Man Steals Hair Restoration Products from Fairhaven CVS

Fairhaven Police are combing through clues after a man stole $300 worth of hair restoration products earlier this week.

Sgt. Kevin Kobza says a man walked into the CVS Pharmacy on Route 6 Monday afternoon and stole six boxes of Rogaine...

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Henry,flickr
Henry,flickr

Whaling Museum Receives Federal Grant To Restore Painting

The largest painting in the country will be getting some much needed preservation.

The Whaling Museum has received a $50,000 grant to restore the Purrington-Russel Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage Round the World through the National Park Service's Maritime Heritage Program.

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