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Advocates for a bike path stretching from Providence to Cape Cod are optimistic that this year's transportation bond bill can help fund a large piece of that puzzle.
What's the youngest age at which the death penalty should be applied?
Should vaccinations for children be legally required?
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Maria Eva Arede, 72, of New Bedford, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013, at home surrounded by her family, after a period of declining health.
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Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech has cancelled tonight's adult education registration.
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Dena Mae Pina, 54, of New Bedford, died December 15, 2013 at Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility after a period of declining health.
Your donations to the Neediest Families Fund will help families in need, providing toys and clothes for the children and a holiday meal.
Five people were displaced after a stubborn fire Monday heavily damaged a three-family home on Hill Street, fire and Red Cross officials said.
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Just in time for the 240th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, the New Bedford Whaling Museum will have a new ship model on display when it opens Tuesday.
Police seized more than 1,600 pills and $8,000 in cash from a Laurel Street residence Friday while investigating a series of 10 drug store robberies.
A working fire at a two-story residence at 56 Hill Street has moved from the basement to the attic.
Francisco Sanchez, 37, is charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and larceny of a motor vehicle, according to Detective Captain Steven Vicente.
Dog of the Week, Jay J: Handsome, 1-year-old almost 70-pound boxer/lab mix male.
Scores of impatient children chanted "Santa, Santa" as the familiar figure in red and white strode through the doors of St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Elm Street Sunday morning, holding a staff and a reindeer collar with jingling bells.
Editor's Note: This is the first of a two-part essay from New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell on the prospect of a destination casino being built in the city.
A special holiday program on Norman Rockwell presented by guest speaker Charles Flint at UMass Dartmouth, 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
Five commercial schooners set out for New York and Philadelphia. Two new whaling ships were launched, one at the Fairhaven shipyard of Fish and Huttleston, the other at the New Bedford shipyard of Jethro and Zacharia Hillman.
"It really is to move away from fossil fuel vehicles toward alternative fuel vehicles," said Edmund Coletta, spokesman for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.