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Council set to tackle mayor's proposal to transfer $3.5 million to New Bedford schools
The City Council will weigh in Thursday on Mayor Jon Mitchell's request to transfer $3.5 million from the city surplus funds to plug the School Department's deficit.
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Saturday memorial planned for newlywed minister
A memorial service for Jordan Costa is planned for Saturday at the church where he married his wife, Heather, the day before he died.
Tue May 21, 2013
Jayliana Brito is New Bedford Idol 2013
Moments after being crowned New Bedford Idol, Jayliana Brito was enveloped in a group hug from the 18 other competition participants.
New Bedford pair arrested after gunfire, car chase
Two suspects are in custody after they shot up a car Monday night on Myrtle Street and then led police on a long, high-speed chase through several parts of the city, police said.
Purple Heart stolen from father of soldier killed in Iraq, report says
Someone stole a Purple Heart medal, like the one above, from the father of a young marine who was killed in Iraq.
Officials question cost of proposed school bus cameras
SouthCoast officials and bus companies endorse a bill to install cameras on school buses to catch drivers who do not stop for buses, but they worry about the costs.
Mon May 20, 2013
New Bedford native wins Teacher of the Year
The New Bedford High alumna recognized this month as the state's Teacher of the Year said she persevered through high school so as not to disappoint her favorite instructors - a story she now tries to repeat with her own students.
Sun May 19, 2013
The Standard-Times offers this regular feature listing the area's senior centers, phone numbers, addresses and hours of operation so that seniors can find out what programs and opportunities exist within their community.
Edith Lansky, 90
The third of eight children, Edith grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts and worked as a bookkeeper before her marriage to Sidney Lansky, a prominent New Bedford attorney.
Jessica L. Charbonneau
Jessica L. Charbonneau, age 35, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at home.
Council No. 4190 Knights of Columbus recently awarded 10 $500 scholarships to deserving area students.
BOYER: of Old Saybrook, Conn., formerly of New Bedford, Mass., Monday, May 13, 2013, Yvette , 83.
Local Guatemalans celebrate genocide verdict against former dictator
On their own, the scars on Adrian Ventura's ankles and wrists don't illustrate Guatemala's genocide - it's the stories in his head that do it, and the images he sees in his dreams.
Sat May 18, 2013
The Providence Journal
Missing boater found alive; empty boat washes ashore
The U.S. Coast Guard said Gary Alves, 57, of East Freetown was found alive just before 6 a.m. Saturday.
Argemiro Garcia, 69, of New Bedford, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital following a period of declining health.
Mayor looks to combine departments to increase efficiency
Mayor Jon Mitchell, saying he wants to increase efficiency, is proposing combining some city departments as part of a governmental reorganization.
Demand for locally grown supports expansion
The wholesale distributor also operates a 50-acre farm in Dartmouth, Mass., and a 10,000-square-foot greenhouse in New Bedford, Mass., in hopes of expanding the roster of locally grown fruits and vegetables available to local residents.
Fri May 17, 2013
Area's a sweet spot for specialties
Sales of specialty fruits and vegetables in the Boston area seem to be growing as knowledge about them increases, wholesalers say.
Sylvester DeAndrade, 74, of Dartmouth, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, unexpectedly at home.
New Bedford soldier pays ultimate sacrifice; thieves steal his Purple Heart
Seven years ago, Marine Lance Cpl. Michael L. Ford, 19, gave his life for his country when his tank drove over an improvised explosive device in Iraq.