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Before & After: B. Dawson & Son Brewery Building

Benjamin Dawson had humble beginnings as a business owner in New Bedford: he opened a grocery store on Purchase and Merrimac Streets in 1868. His mixture of superior customer service and quality products was such a smashing success that he expanded it to include general goods within 2 years. To …

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Spinner Publications celebrates the release of its newest book “Under Sun, Stars and Sails: A Whaling Family’s Life at Sea” with author Q&A, book signing & reading

To celebrate the release of its newest book — Under Sun, Stars and Sails: A Whaling Family’s Life at Sea by Marsha Hall Brown, Spinner Publications will hold a book launch event and signing on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. at the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s …

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Who the heck is Martha?

While America isn’t as old as most of the world’s nations, we’ve been steaming along for just shy of two and a half centuries now. Long enough to describe many places as “old” and certainly long enough that we’ve forgotten the who, what and why of place names. I can’t …

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