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3 hrs ago | Nashoba Publishing Online
The names of 40 homicide victims will be added to the Garden of Peace Thursday at a ceremony that will feature remarks from a former gang member whose brother was killed during a shootout with police. The additional names will bring the total number of homicide victims memorialized on a plaza located a short walk from the State House to close to 1,000 since the garden was dedicated in 2004.
7 hrs ago | Washington Examiner
Gov. Lincoln Chafee says Rhode Island will have a major role to play in the offshore wind industry, even though a developer chose to use a Massachusetts port to build a large wind farm. Rhode Island officials had hoped Cape Wind would use New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island's Quonset Point for the staging and construction of a proposed 130-turbine wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, bringing jobs and economic activity to both states.
11 hrs ago | AmmoLand
Para USA, LLC is proud to announce that Team Para USA member Travis Tomasie won the United States Practical Shooting Association Area 7 Limited Division Championship. "Hats off to all of the staff at the USPSA Area 7 Championship for hosting another great match," said Travis Tomasie, Pro Shooter/Assistant Product Manager of Para USA.
It may have looked like the corner of Hollywood and Vine this week, but it was actually the corner of Union and Purchase. Several film equipment trucks were on hand late last week for a major motion picture, "Good Kids," set to be released in 2015, according to Director of Tourism and Marketing Dagny Ashley.
Iain MacMullen sat inside Fort Taber on Sunday in full military gear, while his father, William, stood not far away. The pair spent their weekend representing British troops involved in Operation Market Garden in World War II, which took place in Germany and the Netherlands and was the largest airborn operation in history at the time.
SANTOS: of New Bedford, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, Constance "Connie," 74. Mother of Corey Santos.
Courtesy photo Francis Lamb served in World War II in the "Red Ball Express," transporting vital fuel to the Allied troops. Courtesy photo Francis Lamb served in World War II in the "Red Ball Express," transporting vital fuel to the Allied troops.
Donning their red and white uniforms, and tall hats with white feathers, the New Bedford High School Whalers' Marching Band walked down Slocum Road last week, playing for the people of Dartmouth during an epic 350th parade. Sarah Cadieux, the color guard instructor, said people at Dartmouth's 350th parade could be heard saying, "Wow! The band is so much bigger!" and, "It's so nice to see you back, New Bedford, welcome back!" "It's awesome when New Bedford has kind of been under the radar, out of the picture for a while, and then all of a sudden, Bam! We're back," Cadieux said.
On April 9, 1928, the day after Easter, the New Bedford Cotton Manufacturers' Association, representing owners of 27 major mills in New Bedford, announced a general 10 percent wage cut to take effect the following Monday. The cut infuriated workers for whom the Roaring '20s had meant speed-ups, stretch-outs, "automation," layoffs and wage cuts totaling 30 percent during a decade of high profits for mill owners.
Courtesy of the New Bedford Whaling Museum The Barnard Memorial at Buttonwood Park, dedicated on Sept. 19, 1914.
Coast Guard pollution responders, and the Fairhaven Harbormaster responded to a report of a large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Friday morning. At 2:00 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England was notified by a local, experienced mariner of a possible pollution sheen in Buzzard's Bay.
Nicolas Laliberte, 3 months old, died September 12, 2014 peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, from a lifelong battle with Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa which is a rare disorder that affects fewer than one in a million births. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Giuliana Laliberte of Wareham; his maternal grandparents, Maria and Carlos Fontes of Taunton; his paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Edmond Laliberte of New Bedford; 2 uncles, James Fontes of Taunton and Christopher Laliberte of Dartmouth.
The new facility being built at New Bedford's South Terminal is currently undergoing something of an identity crisis, with its name being changed twice within 24 hours. Until sometime Thursday, the offshore wind staging port facility had always officially been called the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal.
The official announcement Friday ended several years of speculation over whether the work would be based out of the south coast city or Rhode Island's Quonset Point, fueled by lease options the company signed in both locations, but did little to quell criticism by opponents who continue to hammer the project's cost and other impacts.
Spread across community organizations from New Bedford to Fall River, AmeriCorps members on SouthCoast work on everything from tax preparation to teaching English as a second language. On Friday, the members gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the program, part of a nationwide day of recognition with President Barack Obama at the helm.
There are many great homes in the local housing market that come with some interesting history behind it - either from previous owners or the home itself. But if you are looking for a new home to create your own history, look no further than this brand new Colonial located in the new community development Whalers Woods in a quiet area in the North End of New Bedford.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:18 pm
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