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Guest View: Charters unfairly blamed for school districts' fiscal woes
District school officials are fighting a legislative proposal to lift the cap on charter public schools claiming charters take money from them.
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Guest View: The future of the Port of New Bedford: 'All of the above'
In 1765, the Nantucket whaling merchant Joseph Rotch arrived in the village of Bedford of the Acushnet River with an investment decision to make.
New Bedford summer jobs registration starts Monday
Beginning Monday, New Bedford youth ages 14 through 21 may preregister online for the 2014 summer jobs program with New Directions Southcoast Inc. Online preregistration at www.newdirectionssouthcoast.org .
Criminal complaints issued against Mattapoisett fire lieutenant
A clerk magistrate has issued six counts of embezzlement against Fire Lt. Patrick Saltmarsh, after a hearing Tuesday in Wareham District Court, according to Mattapoisett Police Chief Mary Lyons.
New Bedford stays atop the state's unemployment list
The New Bedford area's unemployment rate increased along with the rest of the state in January, with Greater New Bedford dropping 2,600 of its roughly 71,000 jobs and lifting the percentage of unemployed to 11.7 percent.
Conte school bids delayed a week
The general contractor's bids were set to be unveiled Monday, but that has been pushed back to March 17 after a protest on a subcontracting bid that was opened last month.
New Bedford seeks harbormaster as Morgan visit nears
As it looks forward to the marquee return of the last surviving American whaling ship this summer, New Bedford is without a harbormaster, awaiting legislative changes to provide for shorter-term appointments.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Photo gallery: PAPA scholarship fundraiser
The Portuguese American Police Association scholarship fundraiser, held Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the United Fisherman Club in New Bedford.
Elderly man missing in New Bedford
A 71-year-old man is missing in New Bedford after it is believed he went on a walk Sunday afternoon and did not return.
'Upskirt' ban made law, Real Id rejected
Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives on one roll call and local senators on four from the week of March 3-7.
Steve Urbon: Who is the man behind the counter at Frates Dairy?
The counterman at Frates gave John Baptista, left, his apron when Baptista made his annual pilgrimage from the West back home to New Bedford.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Chief: New Bedford house fire could been far worse
A fire that broke out in a bedroom at 322 Dartmouth St. early Saturday morning could have had a far worse outcome, officials said Sunday.
'A Song of Whales and Men' coming to New Bedford
Geoff Kaufman and Rick Spencer are planning "A Song of Whales and Men," a musical program that focuses on man's relationship with whales.
Spring Dance Series starts today
The office of Mayor Jon Mitchell is again partnering with Surprenant & Beneski, P.C. to present the Spring 2014 Fort Taber Dance Series.
Peter B. Perkins
Peter B. Perkins, 79, of Mattapoisett died March 8, 2014 peacefully at Our Lady's Haven.
Rose-Marie R. Cruz
Rose-Marie R. Cruz, 82, of New Bedford, died February 27, 2014, at Sacred Heart Home after a long illness.
26th Home Show sells out booths, links sellers with consumers
Roy Nascimento was pleased to point out that the booths were sold out at the Greater New Bedford Home Show, the 26th event of its kind.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
As casino plans become reality across state, New Bedford still in talking phase
KG Urban Enterprises and Mayor Jon Mitchell continue to dance around the benefits of a downtown waterfront casino, with the New York-based developer trying to allay the concerns of the skeptical executive.
9-year-old boy's 911 call aids fire rescue
Two people were rescued from a burning New Bedford home early Saturday morning, thanks to a nine-year-old boy's 911 call made from inside the home.
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New Bedford boy reports house fire, saving 2 lives
Authorities are praising a 9-year-old boy for helping save the lives of two people after he called 911 to report that his two-story home was on fire in New Bedford.