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Earthquake Shakes South Coast, MA

There are TWO earthquakes being reported within two minutes of each other. First, According to to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Earthquake Center there was a M2.4 earthquake at 5:46 p.m. about 1.5 miles SSW of New Bedford. Source: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000mnk4#summary. Second, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported a 4.1 …

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City, Police Union Announce Agreement on 4-Year Contract

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and New Bedford Police Union President Hank Turgeon announced today that they have reached an agreement for a new 4-year labor contract. Mayor Mitchell and Union President Turgeon announced the agreement at a press conference in City Hall alongside New Bedford Police Chief David Provencher, …

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New Bedford’s New Collection Program for Trash & Recyclables

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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Fall River Parking Ban – 4 February, 2014

Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan stated that there will be a parking ban in Fall River on February 4th starting at 10 p.m. During inclement weather, your safety is the city’s number one priority. Prior to snowfall, the Department of Community Maintenance pre-treats city streets. When necessary, a parking ban …

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed Saturday in New Bedford

On Saturday evening at approximately 9:15pm, downtown units were dispatched to a pedestrian accident in the area of Herman Melville Blvd and Logan St. Upon arrival they spoke to a witness who observed a Mazda Tribute being operated north on Herman Melville Blvd. when it struck a pedestrian in the …

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Lifeguard Training Offered by New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches

The City of New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches has announced it will offer a lifeguard training program in partnership with the Friends of Fall River Heritage State Park and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The program will train participants in American Red Cross lifeguarding, first aid, Cardiopulmonary …

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Wall Street Upgrades City of New Bedford

  Standard & Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) has assigned the City of New Bedford a AA- rating, the highest bond rating for the City in at least forty years. The rating moves New Bedford well into the top half of all issuers of municipal debt in the Commonwealth. An accompanying …

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School On Wheels in need of volunteer tutors in New Bedford!

Become a Volunteer Tutor! No matter your profession, you can make a difference in the life of a student who has been impacted by homelessness in New Bedford, Brockton, Stoughton, or Norwell. During our mandatory two-part training session, we will prepare you for an amazing one-on-one tutoring experience with a …

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