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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 $179,900 which is roughly $137/per square foot. More New Bedford information.

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2 hrs ago |

Editor Bob Unger: A Fairhaven boy gets back in the game

Barbara and Jonathan, the spouse and son of Standard-Times Editor Bob Unger, pose near Boston Harbor shortly after Jonathan was adopted by Barbara and moved to the U.S. from Guatemala, more than 10 years ago.


6 hrs ago |

Life aboard the Charles W. Morgan included salt-horse, back-breaking labor

The 38th voyage of the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship, will take place this summer, including an eight-day visit to New Bedford, where she was built in 1841.


10 hrs ago |

Neal Weiss named first winner of Jacobs Leadership Award

The Irwin M. And Joan K. Jacobs Leadership Award will be presented at a dinner April 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the New Bedford Whaling Museum's Jacobs Gallery.


15 hrs ago |

Lydia M. Maher

Born June 3, 1932, in Alsace-Lorraine, France, she was the daughter of the late Auguste and Louise Richter.


Sat Apr 19, 2014

Our View: Dysfunction threatens New Bedford schools

Readers may have noticed that - apart from a feature photo and caption of a golfer in Wareham - everything on the page concerned critical issues in New Bedford's public schools.


Alfred A. Dabrowski, 91

Alfred A. Dabrowski, 91, of Acushnet, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at home.


Brandon Callender not eligible for parole until 2028

Saying a New Bedford man convicted of second-degree murder will not be "suitable" for rehabilitation for many years, a Superior Court judge added additional time before he is eligible for parole.


Artists sought for city mural

Applications for the mural project are available at 3rd Eye Unlimited, the Ugly Gallery, the New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks!, the Mayor's Office and the city website, .


Two classic SouthCoast restaurants seeing big changes

Closed for renovations since December, The Wave Restaurant and Bar in Marion is expected to reopen next month as BrewFish Bar and Eatery.


Fri Apr 18, 2014

Flood map meeting set for April 22

The city of New Bedford and towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth and Fairhaven are inviting residents to attend a session regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency's new Flood Insurance Rate Maps from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Taber Community Center.


The List: Onion rings

The path to great onion rings leads east. We asked where you go for this fried favorite and the answer is Wareham.


Gaming Commission delays changing license timeline

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted Thursday to alter how much money a company would have to initially invest for a casino in Southeastern Massachusetts but decided to hold off on deciding any changes to the region's gaming licensure timeline until at least May 1. The commission voted 3-2 to allow applicants to count some on- and off-site ... (more)


Identity of New Bedford man found dead in Tuesday house fire confirmed

The State Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the identity of the deceased man discovered in a New Bedford house fire Tuesday morning as Justin Downey, 29, of 55 Rounds St. Police received a 911 call Tuesday morning to report a fire at the house at 55 Rounds St. New Bedford police, fire and rescue officials contained the fire to the second floor, ... (more)


Steve Urbon: Rundown rooming house on Elm Street to close

I've got mostly good news for the Elm Street neighborhood in downtown New Bedford, good for everybody but the six tenants in the rooming house at 176 Elm St. near the VA clinic.


Cape Cod Times

Driver in rotary crash arraigned

In his white sneakers, khakis and plaid shirt, Kristopher Santillo showed no scars or outward signs that he had crashed his car in a rollover accident at the Bourne Rotary last month while allegedly fleeing the scene of a break-in.


Wamsutta bridge to be replaced in summer 2015

After years of run-ins with trucks too tall to fit under it, the Wamsutta Bridge is set to be replaced beginning in summer 2015.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

New Bedford teacher accused of assaulting 9-year-old

A city teacher could face criminal charges after a parent complained she assaulted her 9-year-old son before classes at the DeValles School last week, police and the boy's mother said.


Fairhaven hopes single-stream recycling saves some green

Department of Public Works Superintendent Vincent Furtado said that his office recently came to an agreement with ABC Disposal to start using larger trash and recycling carts, much like those now being used in New Bedford.



Community service day at Buttonwood Park: Starting at 8 a.m. April 19. Southeast Massachusetts Tree Wardens & Foresters Association is sponsoring event for new shrubs to be planted at the Holocaust Monument.


New Bedford police investigate South End shooting

Daniel DaRosa, 19, of New Bedford, was shot in the back Wednesday night, said police, who arrived at the scene at 25 Mosher St. at around 11 p.m. They found DaRosa lying in the second floor hallway with a gunshot wound, police said.


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