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New Bedford public schools awarded nearly $100,000 in grants

New Bedford Public Schools was recently awarded $97,000 from several grants. $50,000 from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center for high school and middle school science equipment, including virtual science labs. $20,000 for the Twilight Program at Whaling City Alternative High School, an enriched after-school academics program that includes online learning and …

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New Bedford Man Convicted of 2003 Drive By Slaying

Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn announced that 40-year-old Shawn Hunt was convicted today (20 Jan, 2015) of 2nd Degree Murder, connected to the 2003 slaying of 20-year-old Alberto “Tito” Gonzalez in New Bedford. Mr. Hunt, of New Bedford, was convicted by a jury of his peers this afternoon in …

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Why New Bedford Needs a Problem Properties Ordinance

Press release from the New Bedford Mayor’s office: What it is: A powerful tool to hold accountable the small number of property owners who neglect their responsibility to neighbors and the city by allowing criminal activity to persist at their property. It will force those owners to bear the cost …

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New Bedford Mayor Mitchell Unveils New City Ambulances

  New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell underscored the significance of modernizing the City’s ambulance fleet at a press conference earlier today and announced that New Bedford has acquired two new, state-of the-art ambulances that will enhance the department’s ability to respond to the public’s emergency needs. The City acquired two …

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Air Wing Locates Missing Woman in Wareham

On Saturday, January 17, 2015 Wareham Police requested assistance from the State Police Air Wing in locating a woman who had been missing for 4-5 hours in the wooded area of Regent and Maple Spring Roads. The Air Wing deployed from Plymouth and located the woman a short time later.

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Town of Dartmouth Wildlife Distemper UPDATE

We are seeing an increase in suspected cases of distemper in skunks and raccoons in Town at this time. Properly vaccinating pets and deterring wildlife from close proximity to homes are important precautions all residents should practice to minimize the risk of distemper. Owners are reminded that unattended pets should …

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