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Four Acres Added to Acushnet River Reserve

Acushnet River Reserve

The Buzzards Bay Coalition has added another four acres of land to the expanding Acushnet River Reserve, a major step forward in protecting the river’s remaining natural shoreline and wildlife habitats. The Reserve stretches along the undeveloped portions of the river’s eastern shore, from the river restoration at the former …

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Historic Park Walking Tours, 7 Days a Week

New Bedford Historic Park Walking Tours

New Bedford has a long and fascinating history, filled with stories of whalemen going to sea for years a time, wives left to run businesses, escaped slaves seeking freedom, and a connection to the sea that spans centuries. The public is invited to explore this history through free guided tours, …

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Interview with Ethan Weiss of The Slow Burning Nuggets

The Slow Burning Nuggets are a young rock band from New Bedford. I exchanged insults with mastermind Ethan Weiss. Eric: Who is in the band and what do they play? Ethan: Kristin Dupre sings. Jude Kingston plays keyboards and sings as do I. Jeff Washburn plays drums. Eric: Where did …

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Don’t Wear Your Tipsy Seagull Hat to the Tipsy Seagull

This article could haven easily been titled, “How to Lose 100s of Customers in 1 day,” or “How Not To Run A Facebook Page.” The Tipsy Seagull in Fall River recently announced some new rules/policies on their Facebook page. Here is what The Tipsy Seagull posted: Besides the rules, one …

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Interview With Maritime Pilot’s Mike Brunetto

I had a conversation with Mike Brunetto from the New Bedford instrumental band Maritime Pilot about the band’s recent activities. Eric: Who Is in the band and what do they do? Mike: Michael Brunetto: guitar, Mark Arruda: guitar, Michael Connor: guitar, Nick Vuona: bass, and Henri Chandanais: drums. Eric: How did …

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Fishing For A Cause Nets $105,000

Fishing for a Cause Fishing Tournament

The second annual Fishing For A Cause charity tournament to benefit the children of the Schwartz Center that took place out of the Pope’s Island marina in New Bedford, MA this past weekend, June 15-16, grossed over $105,000, with net proceeds to benefit vital programs at the Schwartz Center. The …

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UFC 147 Preview and Results: Silva vs. Franklin II

  Main Card (Pay-per-view): 190 lbs.: Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1 1NC) vs. Rich Franklin (28-6 1NC) wins by Unanimous Decision! 185 lbs.: Cezar Ferreira (5-2) vs. Sergio Moraes (6-2) wins by Unanimous Decision! 145 lbs.: Rony Bezerra (11-3) vs. Godofredo Pepey (9-0) wins by Unanimous Decision! 265 lbs.: Mike Russow (15-1 …

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New Bedford Recycling Program Accepts More Items

Residents can recycle more items at the Shawmut Avenue Transfer Station including cooking oil, Styrofoam blocks, electronics and rigid plastics. “We are working toward expanding recycling opportunities for New Bedford residents and businesses.  This diverts materials from the Crapo Hill Landfill” said Marissa Perez-Dormitzer, New Bedford’s recycling coordinator.  “And, the …

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New Bedford Parking Revenue is Booming

Have you gotten a parking ticket in New Bedford this year? If you’ve visited downtown New Bedford or other areas with parking meters, chances are you’ve gotten several. According to The Standard Times, the city raised over $1.2 million from parking tickets, and meter and garage fees  during the fiscal …

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Canadian Flag Raising at City Hall (22 June)

In recognition of St. Jean Baptiste Day, Mayor Jon Mitchell, other elected officials and members of the La Ligue des Franco-Americains will participate in several events including a Canadian flag raising ceremony at City Hall and a tribute at the Franco-American Veterans Square.  The Canadian flag raising ceremony at City …

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