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Southeastern Massachusetts Time Exchange Reaches 100-Member Milestone!

The Southeastern Massachusetts Time Exchange, a non-profit cooperative program where the time one spends performing social services is converted into redeemable credits, has officially grown to 100 members. This is an important milestone for the ever-expanding organization, which only just launched 4 months ago, since it illustrates its appeal to …

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Community Blood Drive Schedule For April

The Southcoast Blood Bank is the only blood donation venue that directly supports the South Coast communities’ blood supply. When you donate blood at a Southcoast-sponsored blood drive you are helping to keep your local blood supply strong — so it is there when you need it. “Together we can …

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The State of New Bedford

Mayor Jon Mitchell addressed a crowd of about five hundred local business and community leaders at his second annual State of the City address held at the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School this afternoon. Just as the president reviews important developments in the nation during his annual …

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UFC 158: Georges St. Pierre vs Nick Diaz Preview & Results!

170#: Patrick Cote (18-8) vs Bobby Voelker (24-8) wins by Unanimous Decision! 145#: Antonio Carvalho (15-5) vs Darren Elkins (15-2) wins by Technical Knockout in RD1! 170#: Dan Miller (14-6) vs Jordan Mein (26-8) wins by Technical Knockout in RD1! 155#: Daron Crucikshank (12-2) vs John Makdessi (10-2) wins by …

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New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal Update

State and City officials gathered in New Bedford yesterday to sign a formal Cooperation Agreement for the “New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal,” a $100 million specialized marine terminal capable of handling massive turbines, blades, and other components necessary for constructing wind farms at sea. The Terminal has recently been the …

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Who Remembers…The Peanut Shoppe?

Welcome to the third installment of the “Who remembers…?” series. In the inaugural article we reminisced about Virginia Dare Soda and in the second we took a stroll by Sunbeam Bread. My intention with this series of articles is not just to invoke nostalgic memories for those of us who …

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Remembering The Michael Bianco Inc. Raid

On the morning of March 6th, 2007 the lives of children and families were ripped apart at the hands of federal immigration agents.  The incident made national news coverage, but its harsh impact occurred right in our own backyard.  On that morning, Michael Bianco Inc., a highly established leather factory, …

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Emergency Repair Grants For New Bedford Homeowners

Mayor Jon Mitchell and the City of New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development today announced a new grant program for New Bedford homeowners who need to conduct emergency repairs to their homes. The Emergency Repair Grant Program will help low and moderate income homeowners to make emergency repairs …

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Homeless Shelter Seeks Volunteers, Donations (7 March)

The city of New Bedford has asked Mercy Meals and More (634 Purchase Street) to be ready to open Thursday, March 7th, 2013, as a temporary emergency shelter. They will need volunteers to handle different shifts and donations. They need both men and women with at least one female sponsor for …

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