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St. Hedwig Church / Photo by Dan McCready / TSM
St. Hedwig Church / Photo by Dan McCready / TSM

Sister Rose House To Relocate

State Senator Mark Montigny has announced a nearly $900,000 grant to help relocate a homeless shelter for men from the Downtown area, to St. Hedwig's Church on Division St.

The Sister Rose House is run by Catholic Social Services

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City Releases Six-Point Plan to Revive Struggling Fisheries

A new report by UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science and Technology outlines a series of policy recommendations to revive the northeast's struggling groundfish fishery. Officials including Mayor Jon Mitchell and State Sen

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Montigny Supports Minimum Wage Hike

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a compromise bill that would hike the state's current $8-per-hour minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017, but would not tie future increases to inflation.

The 35-4 vote on Thursday came less than 24 hours after House and Senate negotiators hammered out a deal on the minimum wage

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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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State Provides Grant To Study Port Of New Bedford’s Future Needs

The State Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law is sending $75,000 to the city's Harbor Development Commission, to prepare a plan on the future of the Port of New Bedford. 

The grant was announced by State Senator Mark Montigny

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TSM - Mass. Transportation Sec. Richard Davey speaks during Route 18 dedication.
TSM - Mass. Transportation Sec. Richard Davey speaks during Route 18 dedication.

Officials Celebrate Completion Of Route 18

State and local officials cut a ribbon on Friday to mark the completion of phase one of the Route 18 Improvement Project.

The project includes stamped-concrete intersections, traffic lights and landscaping on a section of Route 18 around Union Street, to slow down traffic and create a way for pedestrians to safely cross the roadway

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State Budget Contains Funding For New Bedford Schools And More

There's some good news for New Bedford schools coming from the state budget.  The spending plan includes an additional $4 million in funding for the city school system. 

Rep. Antonio Cabral made the announcement on Monday, saying its appropriate the delegation has securred the additional money on Supt

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Montigny Named To Senate Leadership Post

Senator Mark Montigny has been named to a key leadership post by Senate President Therese Murray. 

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City of New Bedford
City of New Bedford

State Grant Makes Way for New Bedford Hurricane Barrier Walkway

Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan has announced over $300,000 in funding to create a walking path on the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier.

The $352,800 grant will finance a 10-foot wide walkway atop the barrier, complete with lighting, benches and handrails

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