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Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

New Bedford public schools awarded nearly $100,000 in grants

New Bedford Public Schools was recently awarded $97,000 from several grants. $50,000 from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center for high school and middle school science equipment, including virtual science labs. $20,000 for the Twilight Program at Whaling City Alternative High School, an enriched after-school academics program that includes online learning and …

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The South Coast Hot Jobs List – 20 January 2015

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings. To solve this, …

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New Bedford Mayor Mitchell Unveils New City Ambulances

  New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell underscored the significance of modernizing the City’s ambulance fleet at a press conference earlier today and announced that New Bedford has acquired two new, state-of the-art ambulances that will enhance the department’s ability to respond to the public’s emergency needs. The City acquired two …

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Joe’s convenience store robbed at knifepoint on Sunday

On Sunday afternoon at approximately 1pm Joe’s convenience store at 1890 Acushnet Ave. was robbed at knifepoint. The clerk was not injured. The suspect entered the store and demanded money. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, on foot, westerly on Clifford St. Anyone with information is asked to …

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Air Wing Locates Missing Woman in Wareham

On Saturday, January 17, 2015 Wareham Police requested assistance from the State Police Air Wing in locating a woman who had been missing for 4-5 hours in the wooded area of Regent and Maple Spring Roads. The Air Wing deployed from Plymouth and located the woman a short time later.

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Help Wanted: Director of Grants & Finance

Director of Grants & Finance $57,596 – $70,225 City of New Bedford, Police Department Researches, identifies and secures grants. Coordinates grant applications and grantee compliance procedures. Performs a variety of supervisory, professional, administrative and technical accounting and financial functions to maintain the fiscal records of the Police Department. Bachelor’s degree …

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Eighth Grade Parent Nights at Normadin, Roosevelt

Parents of New Bedford eighth-graders are encouraged to attend Parents’ Night as preparation for their students’ freshman year next year. – Parents’ Night at Normandin Middle School is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14. – Parents’ Night at Roosevelt Middle School is at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 15. …

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67 year old New Bedford women missing since 2 January

UPDATE: Joanne Poirier who was reported missing by her family has been located safely in Florida. New Bedford detectives are looking for the public’s help in locating a missing person. 67 year old Joanne Poirier was last seen by a visiting nurse in her home on January 2nd. The following …

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New Bedford police seek Acushnet Ave. 7-11 robbery suspect

On Monday, January 12th, at approximately 3:20am the 7-11 at 1499 Acushnet Ave. was robbed by a lone male. The clerk was not harmed. The suspect entered the store and demanded money from the register. He gestured towards his waistband saying he had a firearm but none was displayed. He fled …

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