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New Bedford, Massachusetts is located in Bristol County. Zip codes in New Bedford, MA include 02741, 02745, and 02744. The median home price in New Bedford is $190,000 which is roughly $139/per square foot. More New Bedford information.

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Council wants more consideration of four-year term for mayor

City councilors want to further discuss Mayor Jon Mitchell's proposal of extending the city's mayoral term from two years to four years.


Thu Aug 21, 2014

Letter: Culture*Park's success a result of cooperation

I thank The Standard-Times and writer Lorraine Lucciola for an outstanding Coastin' article on Culture*Park's Shakespeare4Kids series of workshops .


Books & Poetry

Wilks Library: Book club meets every third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.; Will host a monthly writers' group on the first Thursday of every month from 6-7 p.m. All writers welcome, no matter their experience.


Our View: Community Preservation Act in New Bedford offers high return on investment

It looks like a tax grab to some, but the Community Preservation Act that will be on the ballot in New Bedford this November represents the chance to make a wise investment.


Your View: Two sides to the story on Project Labor Agreements

Paul J. Coutinho lives in New Bedford. He is an analyst in the Labor/Management Office, Plumbers Local 12, but is not a union member.


UMass Dartmouth hires former Kennedy aide

Gerry Kavanaugh, former aide to Sen. Ted Kennedy, will start as senior vice chancellor for strategic management at UMass Dartmouth effective Sept.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

Developers tour to entice investment in New Bedford

Developers of old and those who never stepped foot in the city are urged to save the date for a "New Bedford developer's tour" this fall.


Lemonade Day! teaches business through an American archetype

The Greater New Bedford Connecting Activities Partnership and the New Bedford schools have joined to put on Lemonade Day New Bedford.


Joseph C. Xavier

Joseph C. Xavier, 50 of Fairhaven, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his family, following a lengthy period of declining health.


Senior Scene

In an effort to meet the needs of seniors, "Senior Scene" includes news items of interest to senior citizens as well as important information about senior centers and Councils on Aging within each of the communities in our region.


Things to do, Shows to see

MORE SUMMER SIZZLE AT THE Z Summers on the Southcoast continue to heat up as the Zeiterion announces three more shows in their 2014 Summer Sizzle lineup.


Berkshire Eagle

Massachusetts sex offender sent back to prison

A convicted rapist has been sent back to prison for violating his probation by cutting off a GPS monitoring device and crossing state lines with a 16-year-old boy.


Three local reps support Moniz for Governor's Council

Reps. Antonio F.D. Cabral and Robert M. Koczera, both D-New Bedford, and Paul A. Schmid III, D-Westport, all said they are backing Moniz.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

City voters to decide fate of Community Preservation Act

The Community Preservation Act allows communities to impose a surcharge on property taxes that funds projects involving open spaces, parks and recreation; historic preservation; and affordable housing.


New Bedford areas to be sprayed for mosquitoes

Fort Taber, Brooklawn Park, Buttonwood Park, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, the Poor Farm Area, Clasky Common Park, Ashley Park, Ben Rose Field and Industrial Park will be targeted between 2 a.m. and sunrise, weather permitting.


Banker & Tradesman

New Bedford Named One Of Worst Cities In U.S. For First-Time Homebuyers

A new study has ranked New Bedford as one of the top five worst cities in the country for first-time homebuyers.


New Bedford jobless numbers up slightly in July

The New Bedford Area's unemployment rate notched up to 8.9 percent in July, up from 8.3 percent the previous month but well below the 11.2 percent rate from July of last year.


Today in SouthCoast

Yoga instructor Jessica Webb conducts a Yoga at Cushman Park session in Fairhaven.


Authorities seek public's help in homicide

In the aftermath of the death of 32-year-old Edson A. Ramos, the city's sixth murder victim this year, community leaders on Monday lamented what they called an uptick in violence.


Mon Aug 18, 2014


What the Mind Forgets

My daughter and I had never heard of him but mom is 92 and her mind has become like a kaleidoscope of the last nine decades, randomly clicking memories into focus that become her current reality.



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