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New Bedford Recommends November Extension of Casino Deadline

In a response to a recent request for public comment by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the City of New Bedford has recommended a November 2014 extension of the Region C deadline by which casino operators seeking to locate in Southeastern Massachusetts may apply for a gaming license. In a letter …

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Spinner Publications new book “Nantucket’s North Shore: A Neighborhood History” now available

Nantucket’s North Shore: A Neighborhood History is written by Nantucket native Frances Ruley Karttunen, a twelfth-generation descendant of Nantucket’s English settlers. Beautifully illustrated with over 200 photographs from the archives of the Nantucket Historical Association and from local photographer Alan Reinhard, this large-format book tells the story of settlement on …

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Wareham police filmed in disturbance

This video shows two Wareham police officers reporting to 17 Camardo Drive in Wareham for an abandoned child call. The lady in the video below went to get some strawberry milk and someone reported the baby as abandoned to the police. The cops arrived and the reported abandoned child (screaming …

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2014 Whaling City Festival canceled

From the Whaling City Festival board: After almost 45 years of celebrations, the Whaling City Festival, one of the city’s trademark events will be canceling the 2014 festival. The New Bedford’s Whaling City Festival Board of Directors voted Monday evening to cancel the 2014 Whaling City Festival. The action taken …

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New Bedford Automated Trash & Recycling Program Begins June 23

New Bedford has partnered with ABC Disposal to implement a new curbside collection program for trash and recyclables designed to increase citywide recycling, reduce litter and decrease the amount of trash sent to the Crapo Hill landfill. Beginning on June 23, 2014 throughout New Bedford, ABC Disposal will collect trash …

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SRTA to eliminate suburban shuttles on July 1

Effective Tuesday July 1, 2014,the following shuttles will be eliminated: Acushnet / Fairhaven Shuttle Mattapoisett / Fairhaven Shuttle Swansea Shuttle Somerset Shuttle This was done after much review and solicitation of comment from the riding public and the SRTA Advisory Board. For more information visit www.srtabus.com.

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