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Safety Tips for Women

There have been a rash of sexual assaults and purse snatching in New Bedford this summer. The following safety tips were provided by Downtown Community Police Officer Gary Sarmento. – BE ON THE ALERT. Be aware of your surroundings. – LOOK CONFIDENT. Walk with confidence and with your head up. – …

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2013 Massachusetts Tax Free Weekend

Massachusetts Tax Free Weekend 2013

Each year, during one weekend in August, Massachusetts hosts a tax free weekend to help boost retail sales in our state. This allows shoppers to save 6.25% on most purchases. Last year the tax free weekend was between  13-14 August. The 2013 Massachusetts tax free weekend will take place from August …

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City Libraries, Senior Centers Offer Relief from the Heat

The local forecast for the New Bedford area over the next several days calls for daytime temperatures above 90 degrees.  Although Southern Bristol County was not included in today’s National Weather Service Heat Advisory, daytime temperatures are expected to remain in the 90s today through Friday. The following is a …

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North End Neighborhood Workshop on Future of Brownfield Sites

What to do with vacant brownfields sites in the North End is the focus of a neighborhood workshop on Thursday, July 18th. The workshop is part of the City’s Environmental Stewardship Department’s effort to determine the best future use of various brownfields in New Bedford. The neighborhood workshop will be …

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Whaling Museum Announces $1.8 Million Jacobs Gift

An unprecedented multi-year gift of $1.8 million will be recommended from the Jacobs Family Donor Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts (CFSEMA) to the New Bedford Whaling Museum (NBWM) in support of a new Educational Center and Research Library, quadrupling classroom space, the NBWM Trustees report. Joan …

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Mercy Meals and More Fund Needs YOU!

“Thanks to you, my grand children will eat today.” These words have had a mixed impact on my thoughts and soul since attempting to distribute bread to a food pantry that did NOT open due to the lack of volunteers. How can you not be affected when a 70-year old …

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What the State’s FY 2014 Budget Means for New Bedford

This cam directly from the office of Senator Senator Mark Montigny … Senator Mark Montigny is pleased to announce that after hard fought negotiations in the Budget Conference Committees, he has secured funding for several worthwhile South Coast projects and institutions in the final versions of the State’s FY 2014 Budget …

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