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Hailing from 15 nations and speaking half as many languages, they sat with small flags in hand awaiting the document that would confirm their status as U.S. citizens.
When Peter Goben, 52, first met his wife Christine, he thought it was fate that they both had grown up in New Bedford but dreamed of living in Fairhaven.
David M. Benson, a New Bedford social worker, was sentenced to nine months in the House of Correction Friday after pleading guilty in connection with a scheme to defraud the state's Medicaid and Medicare programs of more than $160,000, according to Attorney General Martha Coakley's office.
The observance of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Bureau of Colored Troops in the District occurred this week, only a few days before Memorial Day.
The father of a Marine killed in Iraq has received a Purple Heart to replace one that was given to his son, but stolen earlier this month.
Jonathan Henry, representing the Marion Board of Selectmen, was selected chairman of the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District for the 2013-14 term.
For much of its two-year existence, Bus Riders United clamored for nighttime service.
Four males, armed with a gun and a hammer, assaulted a 34-year-old city man Wednesday afternoon in an attempted robbery on Ruth Street, police said.
A 23-year-old city man, who was seriously injured Wednesday when he was struck by a car, is out of the hospital.
Trains on the new summer passenger service to the Cape will not be passing at-grade crossings in South Middleboro at top speed - 55 miles an hour - unless all safety measures are in place, selectmen were told Monday night.
Bristol County District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter criticized a district court judge for not holding a New Bedford shooting suspect without bail.
Burned to the water line, the Ferry Steamer "Sankaty" lies at the bottom alongside the Charles W. Morgan at Union Wharf, in Fairhaven.
Tickets: Free with museum admission. $14 adults, $21 seniors, $9 students, $6 children, under 5 free.
Courtesy photo Frances Perkins, the first female member of the U.S. Cabinet, served in the FDR administration.
At the same time, the coalition pushed officials to provide more information on renters, who may not be benefitting as much as owners, to try to boost energy efficiency across the state.