Purchase Street

Police 'Bag' Thief
A 32-year-old New Bedford man was arrested after police say he stole a duffle bag from a shopper at the Family Dollar on Purchase Street and then kicked one of the arresting officers.
Explosion at Greasy Luck
An explosion at the Greasy Luck Brewery in New Bedford caused a scare Friday afternoon, but no damage or injuries.
The New Bedford Fire Department received the alarm at 12:46 p.m.. The initial call was for an explosion at the Purchase Street establishment, but they didn't receive any notificiati…
Police Investigate Robbery
New Bedford Police are investigating a robbery Thursday morning on the 800 block of Purchase Street.
A 22 year old city man reported the incident to police. He said a man approached him around 9:30am and asked to use his cellphone.
After ending a call, the man asked the victim if he had ever been robb…
Sid Wainer Expansion
State and local officials joined businessman Henry Wainer on Thursday, breaking ground for an $11 million expansion at the Purchase Street site in New Bedford, where the family business has existed for 100 years.
Wainer's company, Sid Wainer and Sons delivers specialty foods and produce to more …
Power Outage
A power outage that, at its peak, left an estimated 700 customers in the dark is believed to have been caused by the failure of an underground cable.

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