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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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Con artist in downtown New Bedford

There is a possible con artist working his scam in downtown New Bedford. From one of our readers: I work at a shop downtown and a man came in yesterday to buy a bottle of water. When he got to the register he paid with a $50 bill and then …

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White Spotted Bamboo Shark Hatches at Ocean Explorium

The Ocean Explorium is pleased to announce the arrival of a baby White Spotted Bamboo Shark. After approximately 100 days in the egg, this fully-formed young shark hatched Sunday morning. Exhibit Curator Warren Gibbons, said “We are very excited. Visitors are most attracted to young animals. There was a tremendous …

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Four suspects arrested in New Bedford home invasion

This morning at approximately 2:40am a home invasion was reported in the 1600 Block of Acushnet Ave. The suspects and the victim are known to each other. The suspects forced their way into the apartment and pointed a gun at the victim. They stole his laptop and two cell phones. The …

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