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Off duty New Bedford police officer stops Acushnet home robbery

At approximately 12:23PM on Saturday, 1/3/2015, Acushnet Police received a call from off duty New Bedford Police Sergeant Jason Gomes reporting he had detained a female that had just broken into a home on Mattapoisett Road in Acushnet. Sgt. Gomes received a telephone call from a close family friend that lives …

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New Bedford Cultural Council awards $70,749 in grants

The New Bedford Cultural Council is pleased to announce the awarding of $70,749 to local organizations and individuals for its 2014-2015 grant cycle. The New Bedford Cultural Council awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. New Bedford is the 4th largest local cultural council in the state. …

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Benefits for New Bedford Veterans and Widows

Can answer yes to the following questions? Are you a New Bedford resident? Are you unemployed with little or no income? Are you working but barely making it by? Are you retired and on fixed income such as Social Security and/or a pension(s)? If you are a Veteran or widow …

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New Bedford Regional Airport to Track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve

The New Bedford Regional Airport is gearing up to track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve while he makes his yuletide journey. Beginning at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Christmas Eve, airport staff will monitor Santa’s globe-circling sleigh ride via the North American Aerospace Defense Command program that has tracked Santa’s annual …

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Threatening note found at Roosevelt Middle School

On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014, at approximately 8:38 a.m., Roosevelt Middle School staff discovered a note inside the school that indicated a threat to the building. New Bedford Police were notified and responded to the school. Based on police recommendations, the threat was deemed to be low-level and non-specific. Police …

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