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Joe Silvia

When Joe isn't writing, he's coaching people to punch each other in the face. He enjoys ancient cultures, dead and living languages, cooking, benching 999#s, and saving the elderly, babies and puppies from burning buildings. While he enjoys long walks on the beach, he will not be your alarm clock, because he's no ding-a-ling.

UFC 159: Jones vs Sonnen Preview & Results!

135#: Bryan Caraway vs Johnny Bedford wins by Guillotine in RD3! 205#: Gian Villante vs Ovince St. Preux wins by Unanimous Decision! 135#: Sara McMann vs Sheila Gaff wins by TKO in RD1! 155#: Rustam Khabilov vs Yancy Medeiros wins by TKO in RD1! 145#: Leonard Garcia vs Cody McKenzie …

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Silverbrook Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture Program

The Silverbrook Farm in Acushnet is a traditional farm with one eye proudly looking towards the future. In addition to fulfilling old world farm duties, Silverbrook Farm has community events, a visit from Santa Claus, Christmas Trees, an animal display, hayrides, and even a movie night! The common conception of …

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New Bedford’s Forgotten History: 1928 Textile Strike

Textile Strike Picket Choked into Submission – Courtesy of Spinner Publications. Strikes in History of Mankind Labor strikes are nothing new in the nation’s history or the world’s history for that matter. Biblical accounts in Genesis mention how the workers building the Tower of Babylon had had enough, threw down …

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Happy 100th Anniversary Whaleman’s Memorial!

Mayor Charles Ashley Speaking, William Crapo Seated at Unveiling June 20, 1913 – Courtesy of N.B. Whaling Museum Forging of an Industry A hundred years ago the city of New Bedford was a whale of a difference apart from the city it is today. I won’t make the case for …

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