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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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Police: New Bedford teen robbed on way to school

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Letter: Higher taxes now easily explained

Now I know why the property taxes are going up in New Bedford. Where is the mayor getting this money to pay all of the salaries going on in City Hall? First of all, the councillors gave themselves a 44 percent pay raise, and now we are going to pay former Councillor Denis Lawrence Jr. as the part-time clerk of committees, which pays about $25,000 a ... (more)


Mind your (family) business

When Matthew Tatelbaum and Sam Katz started Mars Bargainland together in 1962, neither could have foreseen the entrepreneurial tradition they were starting in their families.


Electric Energy Online

New Bedford Builds Foundation for Energy-Centric Economic Development

Nicknamed the 'Whaling City' for its once-preeminent commercial whaling port, New Bedford, Massachusetts, has a long history of economic prosperity tied to energy production.


Mass Teachers Union sues state over New Bedford turnaround

The Massachusetts Teachers Association has filed two lawsuits against the state, alleging that the Level 5 turnaround plans for two schools, one of them the Parker Elementary in New Bedford, unlawfully cut union members' pay and failed to show how changes would improve student achievement.


Market Basket workers get back to action in New Bedford

After a nearly two-month rebellion by everyone from store management to shoppers, Market Basket supermarkets across the region were up and running Thursday, including the city's Sawyer Street store.


Health and Support

AREA Blood drives: The American Red Cross is sponsoring blood drives in communities across Southcoast.


Books & Poetry

Little Free Libraries in New Bedford: The Friends of the New Bedford Free Public Library are building four "little free libraries" in the city.


Wed Aug 27, 2014

Allen to show at Gallery X

An exhibition of paintings by Leo Allen goes on view Wednesday in the Frederick Douglass Gallery at Gallery X in New Bedford.


Grant money could spur innovative workspaces in New Bedford

A new state grant program could spur some innovative workspaces in the city, whether that's in the form of an incubator for startups, a makerspace joining engineers and hackers, or some combination of the two.


For Kids

Courtesy of Rebecca Schade/Culture*Park Youngsters get a lesson in stage combat from actress Tracy Oliverio-Clark as part of the Shakespeare 4 Kids program.


SouthCoast is on a roll

Since July, four lucky Massachusetts Lottery players from the region have each won $1 million playing either Mega Millions or the Lottery's instant games.


Auto parts man defies odds to find Acushnet Scouts' missing payload

When Acushnet Cub Scout Pack 51 launched its first weather balloon last Saturday, the pack estimated it would land in the vicinity of Long Island.


Mass in Motion funded for another three years in New Bedford

The state Department of Public Health has awarded New Bedford's Mass in Motion program another round of funding, allowing the program to continue for another three years.


Robert E. DeRosier

Robert E. DeRosier, age 80, of Acushnet, formerly of Saugus and Lynn, passed away at home on Monday, August 25, 2014 surrounded by his family.


John Correia, Jr.

John Correia, Jr., 67 of New Bedford, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at home, with his beloved wife by his side, following a lengthy period of declining health.


Two arrested in connection with drug delivery service

Police arrested two people Tuesday on charges of operating a drugs on wheels service in the city's South End.


DHS Class of 1954 plans 60th reunion

The Dartmouth High School Class of 1954 will be celebrating its 60th class reunion on Saturday, Sept.


Officials doing 'full security review' of New Bedford schools

School officials are in the process of reviewing security systems in the public schools' 26 buildings, following a break-in at Keith Middle School earlier this month, Superintendent Pia Durkin said.


Tue Aug 26, 2014

New New Bedford teachers get warm welcome

Lisa Dion is making the move from small town school to the inner city and said she knows little about New Bedford.


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