New Bedford Officials, Medical Providers Preparing for Surge in Local Coronavirus Cases
Southcoast Health is preparing for a 'surge' in coronavirus patients as more confirmed cases are diagnosed in Bristol County and people begin to get sick.
Second Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Plymouth County Reported at Tobey Hospital in Wareham
A Plymouth County resident tested positive for coronavirus after walking into the Tobey Hospital Emergency Department. The resident is self-quarantined at home.
Baker Shuts Down All Schools, Bans Large Gatherings, Dining-In to Contain Coronavirus
To contain COVID-19, Massachusetts will shut down all public and private schools, prohibit gatherings of 25 people and ban on-site consumption at restaurants.
New Bedford Residents Present Petition Against Closing South End’s Station 11
New Bedford residents collected 1,164 signatures to protest the mayoral administration's plan to decommission Engine 11 in the South End.
New Bedford City Council Votes Against Coronavirus Agenda Item
The New Bedford City Council on Monday night narrowly voted down Ward 3 Councilor Hugh Dunn’s attempt to add a late-file agenda item that would have requested the mayoral administration and local health officials to brief councilors on how the city is preparing for the coronavirus.
Longtime Local Journalist Charged with Indecent Assault on a Minor
Richard 'Ric' Oliveira, a well-known journalist, radio personality and musician on the SouthCoast, is facing indecent assault and battery charges on a minor.
Westport Police Detective Accused of Relationship with Alleged Rape Victim
A Westport PD detective is accused of having a relationship with the alleged victim in a rape investigation that led to the arrest of a Dartmouth town employee.