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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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What time is it? It's back to school time

School vacation is either over or will be coming to an abrupt end very soon as most SouthCoast students will be toting their backpacks and returning to classes sometime in the next two weeks.


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Councilor seeks update on South Terminal

Indicating that he's interested in who will run the terminal and whether it will be utilized for offshore wind staging or for other uses, Councilor-at-large David Alves has asked that the council be allowed to tour the site.


Fri Aug 22, 2014

Two arrests in robbery of city taxi driver

Police have arrested two people on charges of robbing a taxi driver at knifepoint on Nauset Street in the North End.


New Bedford City Council questions basement rules

In some cases, New Bedford has required homeowners to demolish finished basements before homes could be sold because they were not properly licensed.


New Bedford police warn about phone scam

Police are warning residents about a telephone scam targeting mostly elderly women that tells the victims they owe large sums of money to the federal government.


Man stabbed in South End of New Bedford

A city man was stabbed in the South End early this morning and was treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to police.


United Way changing to keep up with changing times

The United Way of Greater New Bedford is tackling the problems it has been dealt by the weak economy and the plunge into social media, President Michelle Hantmann said Thursday.


Retired chief running for Governor's Council

Retired Police Chief Joseph C. Ferreira of Somerset has thrown his hat into the ring for the Democratic nomination for Governor's Council from the First District.


Council wants more consideration of four-year term for mayor

City councilors want to further discuss Mayor Jon Mitchell's proposal of extending the city's mayoral term from two years to four years.


Thu Aug 21, 2014

Letter: Culture*Park's success a result of cooperation

I thank The Standard-Times and writer Lorraine Lucciola for an outstanding Coastin' article on Culture*Park's Shakespeare4Kids series of workshops .


Books & Poetry

Wilks Library: Book club meets every third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.; Will host a monthly writers' group on the first Thursday of every month from 6-7 p.m. All writers welcome, no matter their experience.


Our View: Community Preservation Act in New Bedford offers high return on investment

It looks like a tax grab to some, but the Community Preservation Act that will be on the ballot in New Bedford this November represents the chance to make a wise investment.


Your View: Two sides to the story on Project Labor Agreements

Paul J. Coutinho lives in New Bedford. He is an analyst in the Labor/Management Office, Plumbers Local 12, but is not a union member.


UMass Dartmouth hires former Kennedy aide

Gerry Kavanaugh, former aide to Sen. Ted Kennedy, will start as senior vice chancellor for strategic management at UMass Dartmouth effective Sept.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

Developers tour to entice investment in New Bedford

Developers of old and those who never stepped foot in the city are urged to save the date for a "New Bedford developer's tour" this fall.


Lemonade Day! teaches business through an American archetype

The Greater New Bedford Connecting Activities Partnership and the New Bedford schools have joined to put on Lemonade Day New Bedford.


Joseph C. Xavier

Joseph C. Xavier, 50 of Fairhaven, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his family, following a lengthy period of declining health.


Senior Scene

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.


Things to do, Shows to see

MORE SUMMER SIZZLE AT THE Z Summers on the Southcoast continue to heat up as the Zeiterion announces three more shows in their 2014 Summer Sizzle lineup.


Berkshire Eagle

Massachusetts sex offender sent back to prison

A convicted rapist has been sent back to prison for violating his probation by cutting off a GPS monitoring device and crossing state lines with a 16-year-old boy.


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