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Man charged with four counts of arson in Fairhaven

Fairhaven Police Detectives arrested a 44 year old New Bedford resident Thursday night and charged him with four counts of arson. Jason Majocka was arrested after Fairhaven Detectives obtained a search warrant for his residence, located at 116 Hope Street, New Bedford. The arrest was based on four cases of …

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PACE Offers FREE College Course

PACE, the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are pleased to announce that the Clemente Course in the Humanities is starting to recruit applicants for its’ tenth year of operation. Classes will begin Thursday September 4, at the PACE Head Start Center at 247 Smith Street in …

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Fourth Annual Great Outdoors Day at Buttonwood Park

If you’re feeling cramped and like you don’t get to spend enough time outside, you’re not the only one. Increasing numbers of people do not spend time outside on a daily basis and of those who do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air according to …

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All New Bedford Beaches Reopened to Swimming

The New Bedford Health Department has announced all of New Bedford’s beaches have been reopened for swimming today.  Testing was conducted and the results of water samples collected yesterday from all municipal beaches indicate that water quality has returned to a level safe for swimming to resume at all New …

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Sponsorship will support basketball court construction in Buttonwood Park

Southcoast Health recently donated $15,000 to Friends of Buttonwood Park to support the construction of three new basketball courts. Their contribution to the all-volunteer nonprofit has earned them a Champion sponsorship title, which includes partners who have made a $15,000–20,000 donation to the cause. Construction for the new basketball courts …

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Twitter posts lead to arrest of New Bedford teen

A 17 year old male was arrested last night at around 8pm after numerous pictures were found on his twitter account of him holding a firearm while bragging about the jewelry around his neck tempting people to try and rob him. After an investigation by Det. Shawn Robert a search …

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NSTAR scam hits Fairhaven and surrounding area

According to the Fairhaven Police Department, some businesses in Fairhaven and surrounding area have received a phone call from a male party stating their electricity will be shut off within an hour due to money owed to NSTAR Electric. The caller has instructed business owners to contact him at a …

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First community survey draws extensive input on New Bedford Public Schools

New Bedford Public Schools officials today presented the results of the first community engagement survey about the city schools. The survey generated widespread participation among parents, educators, employers, students, and other members of the community. Dr. Pia Durkin, Superintendent, said that the survey, which will be conducted annually, measures community …

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