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The City of New Bedford has designated the following areas as preferred parking areas for those residents in need of off-street parking while an emergency snow parking ban is in effect: With the possibility of a storm hitting the area this weekend, Mayor Jon Mitchell is encouraging residents to take steps to make sure they are prepared to face ... (more)
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This week, construction crews began to form the facility's bulkhead, or retaining wall, which is a critical component of the project that New Bedford wants to make its future in staging offshore wind farms.
Standing before a spray paint-stained skate ramp, Mayor Jon Mitchell announced an anti-graffiti campaign that includes smart phones, cash rewards for informants and a machine that strips paint with nearly the efficacy of a spray can.
The city bought an EcoQuip machine that uses tiny glass beads to blast away graffiti while maintaining the integrity of the building or concrete it was painted on.
The woman found dead at the New Bedford Country Club Monday has been identified as Fernanda Mariano, 52, of 56 Merrimac St., New Bedford, according to a press release from the Dartmouth Police Department Thursday afternoon.
Residents voted overwhelmingly Monday to abolish the Board of Public Works and move its responsibilities to the Board of Selectmen.
AHA! night in downtown New Bedford: Dec. 12 with the theme "Made in New Bedford."
Fort Taber/Fort Rodman Military Museum: Open daily, 1-4 p.m. Houses a collection of thousands of artifacts with exhibits featuring the Revolutionary through Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom wars.
In an effort to meet the needs of seniors, "Senior Scene" includes news items of interest to senior citizens as well as important information about senior centers and Councils on Aging within each of the communities in our region.
A New Bedford man has been charged with assault and battery and armed robbery after breaking into a Fairhaven home.
Rockland Trust has provided $5.8 million in financing to Coggeshall LLC and Riverside LLC for two construction projects at Riverside Landing in New Bedford.
At press time Tuesday morning Dartmouth Police were investigating a death of a woman whose body was found at the Country Club of New Bedford on Monday afternoon.
A police chase following a traffic stop resulted in one teenager being arrested and another being sent to the hospital Tuesday night.
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With mounting scrutiny over reports of violence against members of the city's Central American population, a key City Council committee has advanced a slate of responsive measures, from boosting lighting on North Front Street to instructing police to respond without discrimination to complaints made by immigrants.
"He was a wonderful man and a great inspiration for band members," said Edith Pliskin, 93, of Dartmouth, one of the original band members of the Regional Symphonic Band, which later became the Tri-County Symphonic Band.
Winter Storm Watch for Bristol County was issued at December 13 at 11:34AM EST