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Gathering Planned in New Bedford in Response to Charlottesville Violence

This past Saturday's horrific events in Charlottesville, Virginia have prompted a local response, as city officials, faith and community leaders and others from the Greater New Bedford area will gather Tuesday night in unity against hate and violence...

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Community Of Charlottesville Mourns, After Violent Outbreak Surrounding Saturday's Alt Right Rally
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Protestors Rally Against Racism and Violence in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - About 100 people have gathered in a coastal Massachusetts town following violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia...

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Courtesy New Bedford Police Facebook
Courtesy New Bedford Police Facebook

Mitchell: ‘Still Got Work Cut Out’ Dealing with Crime in North Front Street Area

Last week, Mayor Jon Mitchell and Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro took a walk through the area of Tallman Street and North Front Street, an area which has been rocked by violence as of late...

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City of New Bedford Police Department (Official)/Facebook
City of New Bedford Police Department (Official)/Facebook

Police Chief: ‘Silence Leads to Violence’

The New Bedford Police Department isn't waiting around for at-risk youth to start using guns before they confiscate them. Starting immediately, they're coming right for them, but they need the public's help in knowing where to look...

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Mayor Mitchell Says Landlords Need to Take Responsibility for Criminal Element

Monday's alleged gang shootout in the area of North Front Street that injured an innocent bystander, a 60-year-old man that was in his own apartment on Tallman Street, has highlighted that violent crime in New Bedford can strike anywhere...

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Brian Gomes/Facebook
Brian Gomes/Facebook

Gomes: Criminal Element ‘Infesting’ Every New Bedford Neighborhood

With the news that the victim in Monday's shooting in New Bedford was nothing more than an innocent bystander, it's becoming clear that violent crime in the city isn't just being inflicted upon those who pursue a lifestyle that welcomes it...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Gang Violence Suspected in New Bedford Shooting, Victim was Innocent Bystander

NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford Police say the 60-year-old victim in Monday afternoon's shooting in the North End was in his apartment at 50 Tallman Street when he was shot...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Andrade: Crime Result of City Leaders ‘Failing’ Youth

Community activist John "Buddy" Andrade says New Bedford as a community is failing the youth.

"These kids want things to do. They're not bad," Andrade said...

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Doug Macgunnigle/WPRO News
Doug Macgunnigle/WPRO News

Mitchell: New Bedford Very Safe, But Not Safe Enough

In his weekly appearance on WBSM, Mayor Jon Mitchell expressed regret over the murder of 18-year-old Brad Lourenco on Monday, but also expressed concern that rising tensions between rival gangs could be fueling this latest wave of violence...

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Community Meeting Discussing Troubles in Alfred Gomes Neighborhood Shows Promise

NEW BEDFORD - Nearly two dozen people attended a community meeting at City Hall Wednesday to discuss recent criminal activity taking place in the Alfred Gomes Neighborhood. 

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