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New Bedford Wins After Baker Vetoes are Overridden

State representatives were successful in overriding budgetary vetoes made by Governor Charlie Baker.

A number of the overrides included funding for New Bedford-based initiatives.

Representative Antonio Cabral tells WBSM News close to $2 million in budget earmarks was secured by an overwhelming majority of override votes

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New Bedford Police

Mercedes-Driving Teen Arrested on Drug, Firearm Charges in New Bedford

Drugs, cash, and a loaded gun are seized after police stop and search a car in New Bedford.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says State and local police stopped a 2006 Mercedes Benz at Page and Allen Streets Wednesday night after obtaining a search warrant for the car and it's operator, 19-year-old Joey Wilson of New Bedford

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Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell To Deliver State of the City Address Thursday

Mayor Jon Mitchell's State of the City address is being presented Thursday afternoon.

The address will focus on the most recent year of Mitchell's administration, and how the City fared in 2014

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Fugitive From Puerto Rico Arrested In New Bedford

Police have arrested a man in New Bedford wanted for a double homicide in Puerto Rico.

New Bedford and State Police, along with officers from the United States Marshall's office arrested 36-year-old Luis Carrasquillo-Lizardi at his Brock Avenue apartment Wednesday morning

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Name-Change of South Terminal Causes City vs. State Dispute

Since the conception of the project, numerous city leaders say the construction in South Terminal has been known as the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal.

But in a release from the state this week, the development has been referred to as the Massachusetts and the Southcoast Marine Commerce Terminal, omitting New Bedford

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Massachusetts State Police

Twenty Suspected Drug Dealers Nabbed In Fall River

State and local police have arrested 20 suspected drug dealers in Fall River.

According to State Police, an additional 18 suspects have been identified and are now being searched for.

The arrests are the result of a long investigation by the State Police Gang Unit, the Southeastern Massachusetts Gang Task Force, and Fall River Police, looking to crack down on suspects dealing heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana within the Spindle City

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Absentee Ballots Available At City Hall

The Massachusetts State Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 and the New Bedford Elections Commission has announced that absentee ballots for this election are now available through the Elections Office at New Bedford City Hall.

Any registere

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State Warns Of Telephone Tax Scam

State authorities are warning Massachusetts residents about a nationwide phone scam that aggressively targets taxpayers.

The state attorney's general's office says it has received several complaints about the scam

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$78.5 Million Earmarked For New Bedford In Pending Bond Bill

A number of New Bedford's headliner projects would see improvements under a $1.6 billion Environmental Bond bill just passed in a house committee.

Representative Antonio Cabral, Chairman of the Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, says the bill now goes from his committee to the house Ways and Means Committee, with $78

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Panel Finalizes Recommendations To Ease Drug Abuse

A state panel charged with finding ways to address Massachusetts' drug abuse epidemic is set to finalize its recommendations for Gov. Deval Patrick this week.

The 36-member Opiate Task Force is charged with recommending how to spend $20 million the governor has designated to improve addiction treatment and recovery services statewide

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