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Dartmouth Asking Gov. Baker For Help With Robinson/Smith Landfill

The Dartmouth Select Board is reaching out to Governor-elect Charlie Baker about current plans for the privately owned Smith-Robinson landfill.

State environmental officials want to cap the North Dartmouth landfill with contaminated soil trucked from the Boston area to Dartmouth

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Jon Faria/ TSM
Jon Faria/ TSM

Reading Program For The Homeless Developing

A proposed reading program for the homeless in Downtown New Bedford has generated some controversy since the plan was made public a short time ago.

People concerned with the program say the homeless using downtown's public library as a refuge during the day has become a public safety concern

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2014 Top Stories – Fairhaven Jesus

He seemed to appear out of nowhere, and started what some may call a "mini-revival" in Greater New Bedford. Malvin "Mel" Larsen, dubbed "Fairhaven Jesus" by those who saw him along the Route 6 corridor, was very visible in the summer months of 2014, making it a point to talk to as many people as he could about his personal testimony and his relationship with Jesus Christ

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Jon Faria/ TSM
Jon Faria/ TSM

New Bedford’s VA Outpatient Clinic Cuts The Ribbon

Veterans in the New Bedford area can look forward to better care without the travel.

Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday at the new VA Outpatient Clinic on Elm Street.

The renovated facility is already caring for over 3,000 vets locally

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Jon Faria/ TSM
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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