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Economic Development Administration Invests $200,000 in New Bedford

Today U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Matt Erskine announced a $200,000 U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the New Bedford Economic Development Corporation, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The grant will support the creation of an advanced port development and redevelopment plan that will guide the city …

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New Bedford Bicycle Committee Hosts First Group Ride

Today, Wednesday, April 23rd at 5:45 p.m., the New Bedford Bicycle Committee will meet in the Fort Taber parking lot in New Bedford’s south end for their first group ride of the season. The ride will be in celebration of the donation of two cycle aid stations by Kim Camara of …

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New Bedford police recover defaced semi-automatic handgun

On Tuesday evening at approximately 8:30pm members of the OCIB unit executed a search warrant at 236 Hemlock St. apt. 3N. Once entrance was gained, a search was commenced. In the bedroom detectives located approximately 20 grams of marijuana, $667 in cash, and a .22 caliber semi-automatic Beretta handgun with …

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Man arrested for breaking into Shawmut Ave tractor trailer

On Sunday morning at approximately 10am Sgt. Joseph Escobar on routine patrol observed suspicious behavior in a tractor trailer parked in the 900 Block of Shawmut Ave. Upon investigation he found a male inside the trailer that was packed with Coca Cola products. He was taken into custody without incident. The …

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Three men break into Building 19, one arrested

On Monday morning (4/21/14) at approximately 12:30am north end officers were sent to an alarm/motion activation at the Building 19 located on Hathaway Rd. Once inside the building, Off. Ronald Guerin observed three males inside the warehouse area and they immediately fled on foot. With the assistance of other officers …

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Voc Tech students collect over $2,000 in supplies for homelesss

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School students from the SKILLS USA program held a diaper, sheets, and toiletries collection drive as part of the community service contest project designed to bring awareness to the growing number of homeless families in New Bedford. In total, they collected $2,000.00 worth of …

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Two men shot in New Bedford drive by shooting

On Monday afternoon at approximately 5pm officers were sent to the area of Cottage St. and Robeson St. regarding 2 males who were shot. Both males were sitting in a vehicle when a black SUV pulled alongside them and opened fire. The male in the driver’s seat, a 24 year …

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Fairhaven Police respond to man ordering young boy into truck

The Fairhaven Police Department responded to the Hamlet Street area just before 4pm Friday afternoon after receiving a report of a suspicious person. When police arrived, they were informed that a young boy was walking on Evergreen Street when an older male driving a grey pickup truck slowly approached him …

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