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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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New Bedford emergency shelter seeks volunteers and supplies

Due to the frigid temperatures, the City of New Bedford has asked for Mercy Meals and More to open the emergency shelter at 634 Purchase Street in New Bedford on Friday, January 16th, 2015. Shelter opens at 8pm. Volunteers are needed from 8-12pm to make sandwiches and help in the kitchen. Supplies …

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$10K Reward offered for ‘Christmas Eve Bandit’

FBI agents and Massachusetts State Troopers assigned to the FBI’s Bank Robbery/Violent Crimes Task Force, along with the Taunton Police Department, are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a bank robber allegedly responsible for an armed robbery on December 24, 2014 at the First Citizens Federal Credit Union located at …

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NBHS Young Alumni Assocation formally launched

The New Bedford High School Young Alumni Association was formally launched Monday at NBHS, where alumni were joined by School Committee Members Josh Amaral, Jack Livramento and Marlene Pollock. Co-chaired by alumni Justin Braga ’12 and Melissa Isidor ’13, now both students at Brown University, the NBHSYAA will act as …

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New Bedford man arrested with .357 revolver, crack cocaine

On Saturday morning at approximately 10am members of the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau executed a search warrant at an Earle apartment in New Bedford. This was the result of an investigation into a cocaine delivery service being operated in the north end of the city. The target of the investigation, …

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NBHS alumni to form young alumni association

Recent alumni of New Bedford High School will formally launch the New Bedford High School Young Alumni Association on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Family Engagement Center of NBHS. The association, co-chaired by Justin Braga ’12 and Melissa Isidor ’13, now both students at Brown University, …

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New Bedford Public Schools closed Thursday (Jan 8, 2015)

New Bedford Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 8, 2015 due to an intense arctic cold front in the region that is expected to produce severely cold temperatures.   “With wind chill values as low as -24 degrees Fahrenheit anticipated and a Wind Chill Advisory in effect Thursday …

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New Bedford teachers agree to new labor contract

  At a press conference today in New Bedford City Hall, Mayor Jon Mitchell joined with New Bedford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin and leaders of the New Bedford Educators Association to announce the parties have reached a new labor contract for New Bedford teachers, subject to approval of …

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St Anne’s Credit Union robbed in Dartmouth

On Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at approximately 3:35 p.m., an unarmed robbery occurred at the St. Anne’s Credit Union located at #517B State Road, Dartmouth, MA. According to information gathered at the scene, the suspect entered the bank and told the teller to empty the drawer. The suspect was identified …

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