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New Bedford Receives $1.2M for Energy Improvement Measures

The City of New Bedford announced that it has received $1,160,441 in utility incentives for the first two phases of its streetlight conversion project. In September, the City announced a partnership with Siemens to replace nearly 10,000 City-owned streetlights, traffic and crossing signals and other exterior lights with LED fixtures. …

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30th Birthday Celebration of Relay For Life

WHAT: Celebrating 30 Years of Hope The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is turning 30 years. Hosting a Birthday Celebration that will unite participants from 5 local events. Event will include a DJ, fully catered meal, entertainment, and recognition of volunteers and survivors. WHEN: Sunday, February 8th Doors open …

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New Bedford man arrested with heroin, sawed off shotgun

On Wednesday evening at approximately 9pm members of the Organized Crime and Intelligence Bureau executed a search warrant at a Shaw Street apartment after an investigation into the sale of heroin out of this home. The target of the investigation was found in the apartment and taken into custody without incident. …

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Suspects Fleeing East Providence Police Abandon Vehicle In Mass

At 4 p.m., the East Providence Police Department advised they signaled a gold Mercedes to stop on Route 195 eastbound, but the vehicle failed to stop. The East Providence Police Department contacted the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Dartmouth, advising they were not pursuing the vehicle, but it continued eastbound …

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New Bedford Awarded Federal Funding to Combat Homelessness

Mayor Jon Mitchell announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the City of New Bedford $1,968,954 in homeless assistance funding as part of a competitive grant competition under the HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. The New Bedford Continuum of Care is administered …

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NBHS graduation rate increases to highest level since state began recording; Annual dropout rate down to 3.5%

“Excellence is within reach,” Superintendent says as she commends students as well as educators and community members who champion student persistence as dropout rate decreases and graduation rate climbs The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) today released its annual data on graduation and dropout rates across the …

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Help Wanted: Parking Supervisor

CITY OF NEW BEDFORD PARKING SUPERVISOR $12.21hr – $17.14hr TRAFFIC COMMISSION Enforces parking regulations and restrictions. Receives daily assignments, which determine assigned area of responsibilities. Obtains information from the supervisor, or designee, requiring special attention. Patrols particular assigned areas at the supervisor’s discretion. Check for any and all parking violations, …

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Free Substance Abuse Treatment & Referral Training

Interested in making a difference in the lives of people struggling with substance abuse? START Training is a program designed to give you a basic understanding of addiction, treatment, and recovery. The program is presented by local professionals from different disciplines and tailored specifically for members of the faith community, …

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