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Six Gunshot Reports
Six Gunshot Reports
NEW BEDFORD - A total of six shots fired incidents were logged by New Bedford Police on Sunday. According to the department's incident log, police investigated seven separate reports of gunshots being fired in the city. It's unclear if any arrests resulted from the investigations...
Noah's Tree Replaced
Noah's Tree Replaced
The graveside Christmas tree that was stolen from the burial site of Noah Fernandes has been replaced. The Fernandes family was heartbroken Sunday as they visited their son's grave at Pine Grove Cemetery in New Bedford's North End to find that a Christmas tree, adorned with symbolic ornaments, had been stolen...
Investigation Launched
Investigation Launched
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether civil rights laws were violated by a Massachusetts town that rejected plans for a Muslim cemetery. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said Thursday that the investigation will determine whether the town of Dudley violated the right to religious exercise by the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester...
Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America
Knights of Columbus Council #14557 asks that you remember and honor our veterans this Christmas. They are seeking sponsorships to help purchase wreaths to be placed on the head stones of fallen service members. There will be a ceremony held at the Bourne National Cemetery on December 12, 2015 for National Wreaths Across America Day...
Man Caught Digging Hole
Man Caught Digging Hole
An odd disturbance in a city cemetery over the weekend. New Bedford police officers were called to the Rural Cemetery on Dartmouth Street around 4pm Saturday, and found a man digging behind a grave. Police recognized the 24-year-old man from previous encounters, and say he was up to his chest in a hole in the ground that he had dug using a small garden tool and a plastic bottle...
Historic Designations
Historic Designations
Four New Bedford cemeteries have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Mayor's Office says the Griffin Street, Oak Grove, Rural, and Jewish cemeteries have been officially added to the Register, citing there are many notable figures in both local and national history interred in the cemeteries...

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