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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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Courtesy of The William I. Koch Collection Fitz Henry Lane's 'The Golden Rule,' circa 1855, is part of The William I. Koch Collection, which will be the subject of a Sailors' Series talk at the New Bedford Whaling Museum April 24. Fort Taber/Fort Rodman Military Museum: Open daily, 1-4 p.m. Houses a collection of thousands of artifacts with ... (more)


Wed Apr 16, 2014

College fair invites New Bedford students to start thinking ahead

"I'm basically looking to better my future," said the New Bedford High School sophomore, among an estimated 200 people who attended the school's annual college fair Wednesday evening.


Gala to celebrate artistic merger

On April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m., the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! will host "New Beginnings," a special event celebrating the merger of two downtown New Bedford art organizations.


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.


A Westport growing tradition passes...

After 68 years of growing for local gardeners, Figueiredo's Greenhouses owners Terry and Theresa Pimental are calling it quits.

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Letter: A reminder of Easter's purpose

Many of us older folks who grew up in the Greater New Bedford area have the benefit or influence of a parochial education.


Our View: New Bedford Superintendent Pia Durkin needs a message

At our introductory editorial board meeting with her, there was no doubt that recently named Superintendent Pia Durkin knew what she was getting into in New Bedford: a challenging relationship with the teachers union, a disastrous budget, dismal academic outcomes and a school culture that clearly needed an overhaul and which has proven to be ... (more)


Tue Apr 15, 2014

Caseload 'crisis', New Bedford social workers say

About 30 state social workers and investigators picketed Tuesday to protest what they called increased caseloads and stagnant staffing at the Department of Children and Families.


Firefighters find body while fighting fire in New Bedford

Firefighters found a body today while fighting a fire at a single-family home on Rounds Street, Fire Chief Michael Gomes said.


Cora L. Stewart

Cora L. Stewart, 69, of New Bedford died April 13, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital after a brief illness.


Mon Apr 14, 2014

No answers yet on New Bedford newborn's death

The Bristol County District Attorney's office remains tight-lipped about the investigation into the newborn girl found dead Friday in the backyard of 1065 County St. Gregg Miliote, spokesman for District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter, said the investigation is ongoing.


New Bedford seafood auction

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Roland Lafaille

Roland Lafaille, age 85, of New Bedford, died Monday, April 14, 2014 in the Oaks in New Bedford.


Ernest G. Lajeunesse

Ernest G. Lajeunesse, 89, of Mattapoisett, died Sunday April 13, 2014 at Our Lady's Haven after a brief illness.


New Bedford man arrested in car breaks

Stephen Tavares, 29, of 850 Pleasant St. was arrested with a GPS, CDs, a phone, and other stolen items from a vehicle in the 400-block of Chancery Street, police said.


Your View: Punishment for teacher would be double jeopardy

Only in the fair city of New Bedford could there be a controversy over a clear incident of assaultive behavior against a teacher.


Sun Apr 13, 2014

New Bedford woman involved in suicide attempt on Route 140

A 41-year-old New Bedford woman jumped from an overpass onto the highway in Taunton on Sunday afternoon, prompting a MedFlight helicopter to be called to the scene, halting traffic for about an hour, according to state police.


New Bedford nursing home residents have a TV advocate

Joseph R. Alves has been on something of a crusade about a problem that may be no big deal for most people but a very big deal for some others.


SouthCoast agencies realize 'we're all a breath away from' homelessness

"One thing I have come to learn over the years is that we're all a breath away from a situation where we may find ourselves counting on friends and families, and that only works for so long," said the Rev.


After 30-year absence, Ralph Tavares joins his brothers on BCC stage

From there, he could see everyone, but no one could see him. He was supposed to be the surprise of the night - a surprise 30 years in the making.


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