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Over $150K Grant Awarded to Sid Wainer & Son

One of the city's largest employers is getting a boost from the State Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

The Office has awarded a $156,000 grant to Sid Wainer & Son to train over 150 workers and prepare for the creation of 10 new jobs in 2018.

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Will Massachusetts Lawmakers Set or Forget the Sales Tax Holiday Weekend?

With the State's fiscal year budget not yet set, business owners and savvy shoppers are wondering if Massachusetts will once again hold a sales tax holiday weekend...

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Normandin Middle School
Normandin Middle School

New Bedford Schools Win Bulk of Competitive State Grant

The Baker administration has awarded three Extended Learning Time grants to Massachusetts public schools, two of them to New Bedford Schools...

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Mass. Statehouse / Getty Images
Mass. Statehouse / Getty Images

Massachusetts Senate Passes Nearly $40B Budget

The Massachusetts Senate has passed a $39.5 billion budget that invests heavily in education and local aid, and funnels millions into the state's opioid abuse crisis...

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savebuzzardsbay, flickr

Montigny Secures Funding for After-School, Summer Programs in New Bedford

State Senator Mark Montigny has secured $450,000 for New Bedford educational programs. The Senator's office announced the funding Thursday as part of the senate's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget...

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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

New Bedford State Pier to Receive Funds for Refrigeration System

Some much-needed renovations will soon be underway at New Bedford State Pier after the state announced $3.5 million in funding toward the installation of a refrigeration system. 

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Transgender Issue May Prompt New Bedford Schools to Modify Public Facilities

President Obama's decree that schools need to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice has some officials scratching their heads...

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Nearly $3 Million in Road Repair Money May Head to New Bedford

The Massachusetts House has ok'd a bill that would send $200 million to communities across the state for road repairs. The State Senate now takes up the measure...

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Defends Clinton’s New Bedford Visit: ‘Get Over Yourselves’

State law indicates there can be no electioneering within 150 feet of the entrance to a polling place on election day. That rule has many people questioning whether former President Bill Clinton and New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell violated campaign rules as they stumped for Hillary Clinton right in front of a city polling location Tuesday...

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Discusion Panelists answering questions about the state of education | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Discusion Panelists answering questions about the state of education | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Educators Discuss State of Education Within the State and the Nation

A panel of state and local education officials answered questions about the state of education Saturday at New Bedford's Bethel A.M.E. Church as part five of a six-part black history series.

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