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Flooding on Route 18 in New Bedford
Flooding on Route 18 in New Bedford

Flooding Reported On Southcoast

Southeastern Massachusetts saw heavy rains on Friday for much of the day, causing flooding in localized areas.  Route 18 in New Bedford sustained the worst flooding, and for a time Friday afternoon, State Police blocked off ramps leading to the highway to prevent cars from getting stuck

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Tim Boyle / Getty Images)
Tim Boyle / Getty Images)

Truck Fire Prompts Partial Closing Of Route 18

A stubborn, smokey fire kept firefighters busy Wednesday afternoon, and also slowed traffic in the city's South End.

New Bedford firefighters were called to a parking lot off South First Street after flames were spotted coming from a large moving van parked near New England Moving and Storage

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TSM - Route 18 in New Bedford
TSM - Route 18 in New Bedford

Bond Bill Contains Funding for Southcoast Rail And Route 18

A newly passed Conference Committee version of a Transportation Bond Bill includes hundreds of millions of dollars for projects in the Southcoast.

The big ticket item of course is $2.3 billion to extend commuter rail service to New Bedford and Fall River

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Police booking photo of Corey Henry
Police booking photo of Corey Henry

Police Arrest One Suspect And Hunt For Two More In Robbery Spree

New Bedford Police arrest a Fairhaven man in connection with a string of weekend robberies.

Saturday night two men walked into Muldoons Mini Mart in the North End and stole an undetermined amount of money

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Local Improvement Funding Included in Bond Bills

Two bond bills soon heading to the House and Senate contain plenty of local provisions.

State Rep. Antonio Cabral has requested nearly $15 million dollars in the Transportation Bond Bill for rail, vehicle traffic, and pedestrian improvements in and around the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal Project

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Businesses Relieved as New Bedford Intersection Re-Opens

The intersection at Rt 18 North and Coggeshall Street has been re-opened to traffic, and local business owners are relieved, to say the least. Business owners at the intersection have been experiencing a lull in customers since the Acushnet Avenue International Marketplace project began in April

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