New Bedford Piecing Together Mandated Early Voting Process
About 40% of Massachusetts communities are in the final planning stages of implementing early voting in the state. The 2014 provision allows for voting in state and federal final elections up to two weeks before they take place.
New Bedford is still ironing out the details for the upcoming election..…
State Police Identify Body Found in New Bedford
Massachusetts State Police say they've identified a body found in New Bedford over the weekend.
The young woman's body was found outside of the Presidential Heights housing development in the North End early Saturday morning. Until yesterday, authorities were unable to determine the woman's identity,…
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.
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.
Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says the grants, totalling $712,000 will extend the school days at Hayden-McFadden Elementary and Normandin Middle schools by hal…
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.
Sen. Karen Spilka, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, says the budget passed late Thursday "reinforce…

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