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TSM- City on a Hill admission lottery
TSM- City on a Hill admission lottery

Students Win The Lottery For Charter School

Over 100 students were selected to attend the newest charter school to open up in New Bedford. Officials of the City on a Hill Charter School pulled the names of 128 8th-graders Thursday afternoon during an admission lottery at the Whaling Museum

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Positive Changes in Race Relations Made in Last 50 Years [VIDEO]

My family was transferred from Washington Heights in New York City to Hot Springs, Ark. in 1966. Race relations in this country were terrible.

I saw blatant discrimination first hand, and lived through some of the most challenging years when African - Americans were not only discriminated against, but loathed by some white people and loved by other white people. A lot has changed in the last 50 years, and for the better.

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TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin reading at 2014 Moby Dick Marathon
TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin reading at 2014 Moby Dick Marathon

Theme For 2014 Moby Dick Marathon Is Education

 

New Bedford Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin kicked off the 2014 Moby Dick Reading Marathon Saturday at the Whaling Museum with the famous words, "Call Me Ishmael. "

The theme of this year's Marathon is education, wtih Museum Director James Russell announcing a spring groundbreaking for the Museum's new education center.

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New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford Whaling Museum

Local Bank Awards $100K to Whaling Museum

The New Bedford Whaling Museum has received a significant funding boost. BayCoast Bank has awarded $100,000 to the museum, to be used towards the construction of the new Educational Center and Research Library expansion of the museum

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Mayor Jon Mitchell (R) speaks with Jason Folsum of Siemen's Wind Power
Mayor Jon Mitchell (R) speaks with Jason Folsum of Siemen's Wind Power

New Bedford Hosts Wind Power Conference

 

New Bedford is in the opening stages of welcoming a new industry...offshore wind.

City officials on Tuesday hosted a panel discussion at the Whaling Museum, featuring leaders of Europe's wind industry, manufacturers, and those looking to expand their markets to New Bedford.

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Despite Government Shutdown, City Historic District Still Open

The Federal government shutdown has forced the closing of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, but the city's Director of Marketing and Tourism is assuring everyone, that New Bedford is still welcoming tourists. 

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TSM - WWII Cape Verdean veteran John Costa looks at recruit photos with his wife, Edith.
TSM - WWII Cape Verdean veteran John Costa looks at recruit photos with his wife, Edith.

Cape Verdean WWII Vets Honored in New Bedford

In addition to the Recognition Day parade, the New Bedford Cape Verdean community received an added honor this weekend.

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Photo - City of New Bedford
Photo - City of New Bedford

Mayors Group Honors Former Lt. Governor

Members of the Massachusetts Municipal Association and its Mayors organization, honored former Lt. Governor Tim Murray during a meeting Wednesday in New Bedford. 

Mayor Jon Mitchell says Murray was a great friend of New Bedford

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Recreational Water Trail Project Unveiled

A national water trail is coming to the Southcoast region.  The plan was announced Thursday night at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. 

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TSM - Audience members particpate during Fishing Forum
TSM - Audience members particpate during Fishing Forum

Mitchell Urges Long-Range Planning For Fishing Industry

 

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and Congressman William Keating heard from members of the Mayor's Task Force on Oceans and Fisheries, during a forum Monday at the Whaling Museum. 

Mayor Mitchell says the industry has spent the last few years reacting to actions by federal regulators. 

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