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Jon Faria/ TSM

Improvements To Octopus Intersection Announced

The City of New Bedford held a public meeting last night on the planned improvements to the Octopus intersection Downtown.

One of the biggest changes with the project will be removing the pedestrian bridge over Route 6

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Dartmouth Panning Director Donald Perry/ TSM
Dartmouth Panning Director Donald Perry/ TSM

Dartmouth’s Planning Director Honored For His Services

Dartmouth Planning Director Donald Perry received a citation from the Selectboard last night, as he will officially retire from the position on January 2nd.

The board thanked him for his 34 years of service to the town

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Students climb the new Parker school playground/ TSM
Students climb the new Parker school playground/ TSM

Parker Elementary School Gets New Playground

The John A. Parker Elementary School in New Bedford officially opened it's new playground, called the Lion's Den.

Along with the jungle gym, the school also built six raised community garden beds where students will grow their own vegetables

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Larry Moore speaking about homeless veterans/ TSM
Larry Moore speaking about homeless veterans/ TSM

Students Help Homeless Veterans

The after school programs at Ashley and Lincoln Elementary Schools have been working together to fight homelessness.

Lincoln's students are working with the Salvation Army while Ashley students are helping the Veterans Transition House

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World AIDS Day at the United Methodist Church on Union street
World AIDS Day at the United Methodist Church on Union street

New Bedford Recognizes World Aids Day

Mayor Jon Mitchel was among the speakers as New Bedford marked World AIDS Day.

The vigil outside the downtown library stressed education and awareness of the deadly virus, and was followed by a candlelight procession to the United Methodist Church on Union street

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Governor Patrick Announces South Coast Rail Bridge Upgrades

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick visited New Bedford on Monday to announce the replacement of four bridges along the South Coast Rail project.

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New Hawthorn Medical 531 Building/ TSM
New Hawthorn Medical 531 Building/ TSM

New Hawthorn Medical Facility Opens

On Monday, the Hawthorn Medical Associates opened their new facility on Faunce Corner Road.

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WBSM Veterans Day Collage
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WBSM Thanks Veterans For Protecting America’s Freedom [PHOTOS]

We don't know where we would be without our veterans, including those now serving, those who have retired, and those whose memories we cherish. 

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Hall Display Vandalized Earlier This Month

A significant display at City Hall in New Bedford had been vandalized earlier this month according to Mayor Jon Mitchell.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell confirmed the domestic violence awareness display in front of City Hall, which consists of a tree strung with decorative lights, had been tampered with

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

Mitchell Stresses Importance of Marine Commerce Terminal’s Original Name

Call it David vs. Goliath.

State Senator Mark Montigny says the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has heard the pleas from New Bedford, and is restoring the name of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal

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