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Michael Silvia

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

UMass Dartmouth Announces $15-million Dollar Deficit

Just days after cutting the ribbon on the $45-million dollar Claire T. Carney Library renovation project, UMass Dartmouth’s Chancellor Divina Grossman announced a $15-million dollar deficit to the school’s $245 million budget. Unsurprisingly, the announcement has caused a stir in the campus community. While stopping short of being critical of …

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Homeless Shelter Seeks Volunteers and Donations

The city of New Bedford has asked Mercy Meals and More (Pilgrim Church, 634 Purchase Street) to be ready to open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights as a temporary emergency shelter. They will need volunteers to handle different shifts and donations. The shifts will be 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. …

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Proud to Be Cape Verdean Film at Historic Park

The “Proud to Be Cape Verdean” film event, which had been scheduled to be held at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park on Friday evening, February 8, has been postponed due to the impending blizzard.  The event will be rescheduled for the near future. Proud to be Cape Verdean (PTBCV): …

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The South Coast Hot Jobs List – 05 February, 2013

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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“Paws for Love” Fundraiser for Forever Paws

As co-founders of dailydogblog.org, Melissa Cusson and myself, both New Bedford natives, are always looking for ways to educate dog owners and support our local animal welfare efforts. One of our favorite shelters is Forever Paws, which is a non-profit, no-kill shelter located in Fall River. This shelter is also under contract …

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Pre-Valentine’s Day Chocolate Primer at Whaling Museum

The “Chocolate Primer,” which was slated for Saturday, February 9 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum has been rescheduled to AHA Night, Thursday, February 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The free public event will feature talks by two chocolate historians and sampling of authentic colonial chocolate beverage recipes. …

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State Senator Mark Montigny Named Assistant Majority Whip

Senator Mark Montigny was recently named to the key Senate leadership post of Assistant Majority Whip. The Assistant Majority Whip is a member of the Senate’s senior leadership team. Most recently, Senator Montigny served in another leadership position as Chairman of the Senate Post Audit and Oversight Committee. During his …

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Mayor Mitchell Speaks Out in Boston on Gun Reform

New Bedford mayor Jon Mitchell Boston

Mayor Jon Mitchell joined mayors from across the state in Boston last week to discuss ways to mobilize constituents and communities behind common sense gun reforms. Led by Boston Mayor Tom Menino, the group of mayors are members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG). MAIG is a coalition of more …

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