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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 $179,900 which is roughly $137/per square foot. More New Bedford information.

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New Bedford marks National Community Development Week

The program will include special recognition of Richard Pline, New Bedford's first community development director and the presentation of the Sister Rose Award.


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New Bedford man arrested with help from Facebook

Police are giving a big assist to Facebook in the arrest of a New Bedford man wanted for stealing and cashing thousands of dollars in checks, according to Police Chief Paul H. Magee.


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DA: Arrest made in connection with New Bedford fire death

A 36-year-old Providence man has been arrested in Georgia in connection with the suspicious death in the April 15 fire on Rounds Street, the district attorney's office said today.


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Courtesy of John Thornton/New Bedford Free Public Library A portrait of Bill Shattuck is part of the exhibit, 'John Thornton: Artist Portraits' at New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! 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 ... (more)


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Senior tennis matches: Senior tennis players age 60 and older of 3.0 to 3.5 ranking who live in Dartmouth, New Bedford or a surrounding town and are interested in senior tennis matches beginning May 2014, please contact Mike Hickey, 888-1110 or email .


Wed Apr 23, 2014

New Bedford area's unemployment drops in March

Adding nearly 1,000 jobs between February and March, the New Bedford Area's unemployment level fell to just below that of the Fall River Area, which took the number one spot in the state.


New Bedford police have warrant for suspect in drive-by shooting

Police are seeking a 21-year-old city man accused of firing 11 shots into a car and wounding two men on Monday, detectives said.


Two arrested in New Bedford after raid turns up drugs, illegal gun

Along with about 20 grams of marijuana, police said they found a .22 caliber semi-automatic Beretta handgun with defaced serial numbers, five rounds of .22 caliber ammunition and $667 in cash.


Black Whale restaurant will be on New Bedford waterfront

A sign on a renovated building at Pier 3 off MacArthur Drive, and directly across Route 18 from the rebuilt plaza in the lower downtown, is advertising a new restaurant.


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.


Obama administration rewards city with $200,000 waterfront planning grant

Hoping to continue New Bedford Harbor's legacy as a port of diverse industries, the US Economic Development Administration announced Wednesday at $200,000 grant help plan the waterfront's future.


Developer, councilors spar over historic building

An historic city building will remain standing for at least six months after a City Council committee voted 8-1 Tuesday to delay demolition.


City Council considering wind turbine power purchase agreement

The City of New Bedford may soon be venturing into the onshore wind business, with the City Council's ordinance committee moving forward Tuesday on a proposal to buy energy from turbines in Plymouth.


Your View: Support your zoo director

By now, many are aware of the campaign that has been directed at our City Council members, asking them to remove our elephants Emily and Ruth from the Buttonwood Park Zoo and send them to the Elephant Sanctuary.


Tue Apr 22, 2014

New Bedford shows job gains in past year

New Bedford has seen seasonal job gains since last March, according to the state's Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.


New Bedford police, firefighters will soon begin administering Narcan

City police and firefighters will soon be able to administer an effective antidote to combat the wave of heroin and opioid overdoses sweeping the region and state.


Rita Thompson

Rita Thompson, age 80, of Acushnet, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. She was the wife of the late William Thompson II.


Mary A. Drivenes

Mary Adelaide Drivenes, 87, died at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation-Forestview in Wareham on Saturday, April 19, 2014 after an extended illness.


University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

On Earth Day, UMass Dartmouth and New Bedford Ocean Explorium commit to long-term partnership

UMass Dartmouth and the Ocean Explorium today announced mutual commitment to long-term partnership designed to enhance inter-generational understanding of the sciences at time when Earth and our role is changing rapidly.


New Bedford man arrested on charges of breaking in to Coca-Cola trailer

New Bedford police arrested a city man on charges of breaking and entering and larceny on Sunday morning, police said.


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