Forever Paw’s “Luscious” finds forever home after being in shelter since 2018

“Can we have your attention please??? Do you remember Luscious? Our beautiful girl who has been waiting for her forever home since December 25, 2018…HAS BEEN ADOPTED!!!!!!!

Luscious has found herself a wonderful home, with an amazing and dedicated new mom who has been spending time with her during her training. After waiting over a year to find a family of her own, her patience was rewarded today.

Thank You to New England Dog Training-Bill you were absolutely amazing to this girl, and we are so grateful.

Thank you to New Bedford Guide Fall River Reporter and WSAR for doing spotlights, and featuring her on your streams and shows!

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY LUSCIOUS! You have certainly earned it. Thank You SO VERY MUCH to your new family for taking a chance on this amazing girl. We wish you all the best!”-Forever Paws Animal Shelter.




Forever Paws No-Kill shelter to host walk/run/bike to help provide shelter for animals in the New Bedford and Fall River areas

Support Your local no-kill animal shelter, providing shelter to The Greater New Bedford and The Greater Fall River Areas: WALK TO SUPPORT FOREVER PAWS! (or run or bike!)

How does it work? 3 easy steps:

Register HERE for the virtual 1 mile or virtual 5K any time between May 1 – May 31. During registration you will be asked to choose your participating Shelter and team. Be sure to select FOREVER PAWS and 100% of your $10 registration fee will come to us. That’s right, 100%. (You can also choose to make an additional donation as your register.)

Walk or Run your distance (with your pet if you would like) by June 1. Note: Local Stay at Home orders allow us to run outdoors (observing Social Distancing guidelines).

Submit your Time online either using the free “IYR Virtual” mobile app or manually in the online race results. CLICK HERE for instructions on how to use the IYR Virtual app and enter your time.

Bonus: Participants who send a picture of them and their pet walking/running/biking to asilva@foreverpaws.com will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket!

Runners who submit their time by June 1 will be entered into a drawing for “door prizes.”




Boston Police Officer’s empathy and professionalism catches the eye of a grateful citizen

“To the woman from Watertown who sent the enclosed letter to the BPD’s official Facebook account on Thursday, May 7, 2020, praising Officer James Hosea of District C-11 in Dorchester for his empathy and professionalism, we say, ‘Thank you.’

In addition to being forwarded to the Office of Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, the letter will also be added to Officer Hosea’s permanent personnel file.

The letter reads as follows:

‘Good evening. I live in Watertown. I just wanted you to know what a wonderful person Officer James Hosea is. I was at the Angell Memorial in Jamaica Plain with my dog when I saw Officer Hosea bring a couple in with a dog that had been hit by a car. He was absolutely wonderful to those people. To the point of sitting on the ground with the woman to console her. He has a beautiful soul.

I feel grateful to have witnessed such a beautiful act of humanity. So much so, I actually took a picture of the moment and called Officer Hosea over to me so that I could tell him what a beautiful thing he did for that woman. He was very humble.”

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are included below:

At about 10:13pm, on Thursday, May 7, 2020, Officer Hosea responded to a radio call for a dog struck by a vehicle in the area of 538 Talbot Avenue in Dorchester.

On arrival, Officer Hosea observed Boston EMS on scene applying oxygen to a small dog wrapped in a blanket. When the dog’s owners arrived on scene, due to the dog’s grave condition, Officer Hosea asked and instructed them to get into his police cruiser so that he could transport them to the MSPCA Animal Hospital in Jamaica Plain.”-Boston Police Department.




Man with roots in New Bedford seeks public’s help in reconnecting with family after decades apart

“Hello, I am the grandson of Mrs. PORTAL Arminda and Mr. Rodrigues Albino who died on Saturday, January 3, 1998 in New Bedford.

I live in France now. I remember very well having seen my grandparents when I was young, twice at the age of 10 and 12 years old. We had come with my father (his son: Portal Manuel) and we had seen family, uncles, aunts, cousins. My father died 5 years ago and I would love to get back in touch with my family from back then that now live in New Bedford.

The problem is I don’t remember their first and last names at all. If one of you remembers that time and us, I would be happy to get back to you. Thank you in advance.

Here are pictures of me in 1980, the 1st I am with my grandparents and the second I make fool with my grandfather.”-Albino Portal.




Uber providing 1,000 free meals, 5,000 free rides to employees of Boston Medical Center for Mother’s Day

Matt Murphy
Sate House News Service

Uber will be providing 1,000 free meals and 5,000 free rides to employees of Boston Medical Center for Mother’s Day, and has donated $25,000 in ride credits to Jane Doe Inc. to be used to help individuals seeking help for sexual assault and domestic violence at more than 60 organizations around the state.

The gestures by Uber were announced Thursday as part of the ride-hailing company’s outreach to frontline workers and other customers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Uber has committed during the pandemic to provide 10 million free rides and meals to health care workers, seniors and people in need.

“This is a time of great risk for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and we hope these services will provide access to safe transportation during this crisis,” said Alix Anfang, public affairs manager for Uber.

The support for BMC workers is the second time Uber has partnered with the hospital to support health care workers. In late March as part of a partnership with 1199 SEIU, Uber offered 25,000 meals and discounted rides to work for hospital employees, including those at BMC. It was part of a broader five-state outreach program. This time the hospital will receive promotional codes from Uber for the free meals and rides donated for Mother’s Day to be shared among staff.

“The healthcare workers at BMC – and across Massachusetts – are serving on the front lines of this pandemic,” said Josh Gold, Uber policy director. “Many mothers at BMC will be away from their families and still more won’t be able to visit with their moms. This is a small token to support all the employees at BMC, as well as local restaurants, and hopefully help them enjoy their day just a little more.”




Forever Paws Animal Shelter’s “Barrett” gets a forever home after 15 long weeks in the shelter

“Congratulations to BARRETT!!! He has started his new leash on life! After 15 very long weeks at the shelter, he has finally been adopted.

We want to say “Thank You!” to each and every one of you who shared his videos and post, and a HUGE “Thank You” to New Bedford Guide and Fall River Reporter, for sharing him in our streams but also taking him out and showcasing him outside the shelter environment. We are so grateful.

Thank You so much to his adopters for taking a chance on this VERY deserving shelter dog! We wish you all the very best.” –Forever Paws Animal Shelter.




Wareham Police to give back to the community by giving away $50 gift cards

In a show of support to the Wareham restaurants and grocery stores struggling through this difficult time and in an effort to give back to the community that has supported them, the members of the Wareham Police Department are purchasing $50.00 gift cards from every Wareham restaurant and grocery store.

Unfortunately, some restaurants have closed during this time but gift cards will be purchased once they reopen.

The department members plan on distributing the gift cards throughout the year to local families in need. If anyone knows of a family that would benefit from a gift card please contact any member of the Wareham Police Department. Contact information can be found on the Wareham Police Department website.




New Bedford’s Cape Verdean American Veterans Association to host FREE food event for veterans

On Saturday, May 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm the Cape Verdean American Veterans Association will be hosting a free food event in the New Bedford High School gym parking lot at 230 Hathaway Blvd. New Bedford.

All veterans are eligible to receive a 2 week boxed supply of food and you can sign up at www.Bit.Ly/CVFood4VETS. Simply bring a military ID, VA card, DD-214 to register on site.

Provided by the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation. Partnered by Colleen Pina-Carron, Gary Correia, Derek Baptiste, CV Vets Hall & City of New Bedford.




New Bedford miracle girl Kayleigh seeks a miracle of her own from the New Bedford community on her 9th birthday, May 11th

Want to make a young girl’s day with just a few moments of your time? Want to leave her with memories that will last a lifetime?

“Hi, I hope all is well during these troubling times. I’m reaching out to you about my daughter Kayleigh Ann who turns 9 on May 11th. She made invitations for all her friends before the pandemic happened but now can’t have a birthday party because of social distancing.

My question is how can I make it happen? Maybe a car parade to drive by and beep, maybe throw a balloon, yell ‘Happy Birthday!,’ anything? I want her to be happy on her special day. The birthday party will be at 4:30pm.

My daughter is a miracle: she weighed 2lbs 12 oz at birth and I was told at 20 weeks I was wasting my time going into labor since she probably wouldn’t survive. Now she’s going to have her 9th! She’s a really good, good girl, and she is very sad about her birthday. She has been seeing a therapist for the past 2 years for bad anxiety and being stuck in the house does not help.”-Julie Carlson.

“Hello – we will be hosting Kayleigh’s car parade there will be a surprise character for her. We were wondering if you could put that we will be meeting at 160 W Rodney French Blvd U, New Bedford, MA 02744 starting at 4 and then leave at 4:30 to go to her house.”-facebook.com/alejandra.rs.5076

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If you want to make Kayleigh’s special day happen, please drive by 482 Maxfield Street in the Westlawn Development, New Bedford next to the Walsh Athletic Field/NBHS at 4:30pm on May 11th!




New Bedford miracle girl Kayleigh seeks a miracle of her own from the New Bedford community on her 9th birthday, May 11th

Want to make a young girl’s day with just a few moments of your time? Want to leave her with memories that will last a lifetime?

“Hi, I hope all is well during these troubling times. I’m reaching out to you about my daughter Kayleigh Ann who turns 9 on May 11th. She made invitations for all her friends before the pandemic happened but now can’t have a birthday party because of social distancing.

My question is how can I make it happen? Maybe a car parade to drive by and beep, maybe throw a balloon, yell ‘Happy Birthday!,’ anything? I want her to be happy on her special day. The birthday party will be at 1:00pm.

My daughter is a miracle: she weighed 2lbs 12 oz at birth and I was told at 20 weeks I was wasting my time going into labor since she probably wouldn’t survive. Now she’s going to have her 9th! She’s a really good, good girl, and she is very sad about her birthday. She has been seeing a therapist for the past 2 years for bad anxiety and being stuck in the house does not help.”-Julie Carlson.

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If you want to make Kayleigh’s special day happen, please drive by 482 Maxfield Street in the Westlawn Development, New Bedford next to the Walsh Athletic Field/NBHS at 1:00pm on May 11th!

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