Program Funded
The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation donated $60,000 to the New Bedford School Department to continue funding the "Play Works" program, which encourages school staff and students to work together to teach social and emotional skills at recess and in the classroom.
Park Board 'Blindsided'
NEW BEDFORD - The City's Park Board is displeased with the sudden revelation that there are preliminary plans for a business park at the current site of the Whaling City Golf Course on Hathaway Road.
Chairman Pete Boswell says he hadn't heard of any such proposal until Wednesday...
Ward Three Debate
NEW BEDFORD - The special election for the Ward Three City Council seat in New Bedford is just days away. Candidates Bethany Fauteux and Hugh Dunn met in WBSM's studios for a live discussion Thursday night on issues pertaining to the ward and the city...
Water Tank Demolished
NEW BEDFORD - Say goodbye to something of a landmark in New Bedford.
The water tank at the former Building #19 site on Hathaway Road was dismantled this morning.
For decades, the water tank served as a sort of billboard for the discount store, featuring many of the beloved cartoons that have become as…
North End Fire
NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford firefighters were able to contain a north end fire to just a single bedroom of a three story apartment building Monday.
The fire was reported just after 3 P.M. at 91 Hathaway Street, with smoke coming from the second floor...
Demolition Watch
NEW BEDFORD - The Building #19 property on Hathaway Road in New Bedford has a new owner and the existing structures may soon be leveled.
Washburn Realty, LLC purchased the property from 19 Hathaway Road, Second Trust, at the beginning of the new year...
Dog Park Coming Soon
Construction will soon begin on New Bedford's first-ever dog park.
The City Council this week accepted a $225,000 grant from the Stanton Foundation for construction of the park, which will be situated on Hathaway Boulevard between Greenwood and Ruggles Streets...
Tow Truck Driver Reports Assault
A tow truck driver says he was violently assaulted in New Bedford.
The incident was reported Thursday morning by the driver, who told police he was towing a vehicle on Hathaway Road before 6am when a car approached him from behind and flashed its headlights...

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