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New Bedford Streets; A Piece of Americana: Centre Street

Centre Street photo courtesy of Spinner Publications Welcome to our fifth installment of New Bedford Streets; A Piece of Americana. I invite you to read up on the history behind William Street, Kempton Street, Ashley Boulevard and Middle Street. As usual, I’d like to re-iterate the importance of reader feedback, correction, …

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Butch McCarthy Solo Album Release

After such a long musical career, it’s kind of hard to believe that Butch McCarthy has never recorded a solo album- but it’s true. Until now. He has been part of several recording projects in recent years, but always as a member of a band (McCarthy/Richards Band & The Butch …

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Mayor Mitchell to Host Boston Mayor Menino

On Friday, August 31, 2012, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell will welcome Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston to the Whaling City.  Menino, the five-term Mayor of Boston will dine with Mayor Mitchell and the two mayors will make several stops in the downtown New Bedford.  Earlier this year, Mitchell …

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South End Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for August 31st

The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project (BCMC) has identified West Nile Virus in two samples taken from South End mosquito traps deployed at the request of the City of New Bedford last week. In response to this development, the BCMC will conduct mosquito spraying during the early morning hours on …

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New Bedford Martial Arts Scholarship Program

One of the root causes of youth obesity and crime is the lack of fitness and other programs offered to keep our youth active and busy. One of the biggest barriers to available fitness programs can be the cost. The New Bedford Fitness and Martial Arts Center and NewBedfordGuide.com will …

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Total Recall (2012) Movie Review

Sometimes a movie comes out and despite awesome effects, huge promotional efforts and a compelling cast it still bombs at the box office.  Such was the case this weekend with Len Wiseman’s newest sci-fi thriller Total Recall, a remake of the well-known 1990 Schwarzenegger film by the same name.  Total …

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Southcoast Blood Bank Says Thank You

The three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham — and the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care in Fairhaven and Fall River use approximately 1,300 pints of blood a month. Southcoast is …

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Call for Junior Photographers For Photostory Project

The ArtWorks! gallery in New Bedford, along with Postcards From New Bedford: a Photostory Project partners Beatriz Oliveira and John Hodgson, invite budding photographers ages 8-18 years to take part in a photography exhibition planned at the gallery in October. Junior photographers interested in participating should contact Alicia Moretti at …

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Buttonwood Park Zoo Recevies Three Baby Beavers

Buttonwood park Zoo Baby Beavers

Mayor Jon Mitchell joined the jubilant staff and members of the Buttonwood Park Zoo Society today in celebrating the unexpected arrival of three baby beavers to New Bedford’s Buttonwood Park Zoo. Mayor Mitchell was enthusiastic about the turn of events, “There’s a long list of terrific reasons to make the …

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The New Bedford Travel Guide

The New Bedford Travel Guide, produced and sponsored by Slocum Design Studio of Dartmouth, MA, was recently released for Summer/Fall 2012. The first-edition guide is available in print and on the web. Visitors and residents alike can grab a free copy at local businesses, or request a free print or …

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