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Dicky’s Clam Shack – from New Bedford docks in the morning to your plate for lunch and dinner

If you love fried seafood, you also love Dicky’s Clam Shack. If you don’t love Dicky’s, it just means you haven’t been there yet.

Dicky’s is the quintessential fried seafood destination that locals are rabid for. So rabid, in fact, that in addition to the “shack” there is a food truck and ice cream truck which work in tandem. Owner, Richard Medeiros had a humble start – first bringing Dicky’s to the world through the popular food trucks in Dartmouth. However, his love for seafood done right and an ambition to put happy into people’s hearts and stomachs was a sure path to smashing success. Success that grew so big that he opened a brick and mortar “shack” in Rehoboth just a few short months ago.

If you have driven down Route 6 in Dartmouth, you likely first spotted Dicky’s food truck near the driving range his parents Richard and Carol started decades ago, Caddyshack. The bright, colorful, eye-catching wrapping certainly would have grabbed your attention. If not the case, then you went by Dicky’s based on word-of-mouth – someone told you about the mouth-watering, mountains he calls burgers, his “famous” steak & cheese or Italian sausage subs, his made from scratch chowder or clam cakes that actually have clams in them. Yes, if you have someone in the family that simply does not like seafood – the horrors! – or is not in the mood for it, don’t fret you can have a sub, burger, hot dog, onion rings or something else.

Maybe you heard “George’s Seafood Platter” which has become a legend among SouthCoast foodies – you get the heaping mountain of whole belly clams that rests on top of fresh fish fillets, French fries, cole slaw and, of course, a side of tartar sauce. If you are like me and when you want seafood, you can’t choose just one and have to have a variety, then this is the plate for you.

To me the biggest “legend” of all at Dicky’s is the lobster roll. If the lobster roll arrives and you don’t gasp, you don’t have a pulse. Now, I could make a vain attempt at describing the lobster roll, but words will simply fail. Please see the image below. Just stare directly at it! If it doesn’t make you jump in your car and get one, you will an empty void in your life that you won’t be able to fill. You must acquire this. You need and deserve some positivity in your life.

Need to finish the perfect meal with something sweet? Dicky’s pride extends to the 30 flavors of gourmet ice cream he serves made by the Ice Cream Stand out of Cumberland, R.I.

What has, in my opinion, put Dicky’s ahead of his competitors and gave him his reputation is the fresh, picked up from the dock’s of New Bedford, seafood. You know full well that any seafood you order from both Dicky’s locations is as fresh as it can come since it was picked up that morning.

What makes Dicky’s special doesn’t end there though. Talking with Dicky himself, the pride of the freshness of that seafood was evident, but he is just as proud of the fact that he goes the extra mile with the oils used in his fryolators.

You will be as shocked as I was when he told me that he changes the oils that he uses multiple times throughout the day. Yes, this surely costs him money to do, but there is no greater joy for him to hear the happy customers mention how clean and light the batter is. It’s a difference he simply won’t do without and one he feels strongly brings people from miles away.

Well, that along with the generous portions. It’s all about the freshness, the quality of the ingredients, and the size of the portions – based on the rave reviews on social media and the crowds that show up to both locations, I’m not alone in this.

The menu at Dicky’s is modestly sized and shows the confidence that Dicky has: he’s doing what he loves and knows he can do as good as anyone else, instead of trying to please everyone with a menu that offers dozens and dozens of items. Better to be the master of what you know, then a mediocre jack-of-all trades.

While the two food trucks in Dartmouth are conveniently located off of route 6, if you’d rather sit down, relax and enjoy a view, a trip to “Dicky’s Two” on Fall River Rd. Rehoboth, is definitely worth the short trip. It’s a mile from the Seekonk Speedway. You’ll find covered and outdoor seating as you look out on the Palmer River. Besides, you can probably say “Woof!” to Walrus, Dicky’s best friend.

You get the same smiling faces and friendly service at both locations. You get the same portions and quality of freshness. Open 7 days a week and closing in November, you can get your summer favorites fix. Dicky’s fried seafood is the gold standard because of that freshness and the frequent changing of the oil.

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Dicky’s Clam Shack & Dicky’s Ice Cream
Food Truck
(508) 938-5125
Monday-Sunday: 11:00am-9:00pm

Dicky’s Two, Clam Shack & Creamery
14 Fall River Ave.
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
(508) 557-1691
Monday-Sunday: 11:00am-9:00pm

Facebook: facebook.com/dickysclamshack/
Facebook: facebook.com/dickystwo/

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Faces Of New Bedford #119: Nelson Linhares

Meet Nelson Linhares, 42-year-old financial coach.

Nelson grew up in the south end of the city and knew that one day he wanted to get into business. After high school he got a business degree from UMass Dartmouth but due to the events of 9/11 and the market crash that followed, he couldn’t find a job.

Having quite a few teachers in his family, he felt inclined to go into education. He began as a substitute teacher and eventually became a full-time math teacher at NBHS. Although it was a fulfilling job, after 7 years of being a math teacher, he really wanted to pursue a more flexible schedule to spend time with his family.

He began work as a financial advisor and educator part time and before he knew it, he had left his position as a teacher to pursue this career path. After 12 years he has been able to open two offices, one in Mansfield and the other which recently opened in downtown New Bedford. His hope is to be able to educate not only adults in the community on better ways to save and invest their money, but impart that education on the next generation.

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Zeiterion presents unique vaudeville breakout star of America’s Got Talent – “Tape Face” on October 19

The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center welcomes Tape Face, one of the most original theatrical comedic performers to come along in a generation, on Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00pm. After making waves in the United Kingdom and his native New Zealand, he came to America’s attention on the eleventh season of America’s Got Talent, where his unique blend of prop comedy and vaudeville took him to the finals. His hilarious, wordless performance prompted AGT judge Simon Cowell to proclaim that Tape Face is “a modern Charlie Chaplin.” Tickets for Tape Face range from $25-$35 and can be purchased by calling 508-994-2900, online at www.zeiterion.org, or at the Zeiterion Box Office at 684 Purchase Street in New Bedford. Group sales for select shows are available for 10 tickets or more, which can be purchased by calling 508-997-5664 x123.

Taking to the stage with a piece of gaffer tape across his mouth, Tape Face, whose real name is Sam Wills, brings silent comedy into the 21st century. His act, which frequently involves members of the audience, makes use of everything from plungers to oven gloves to create bizarre and strangely beautiful routines. During his time on America’s Got Talent, he dueled against an audience member with staple guns and balloons, and brought judge Heidi Klum up on stage to recreate the pottery scene from Ghost with some silly putty. The Age described his act as “…astonishingly innovative comedy – never has a comedian had so much success with audience participation. Surreal, charming and absurd.”

Though Wills didn’t make it into the Top 5 on AGT, he was a fan favorite who progressed all the way to the finals of the television competition. His performance — with his trademark tape, black-rimmed eyes and spiky hair —has reached viral status at over 28 million views on YouTube. While his act challenges description, Broadway World UK summed it up as “if Charlie Chaplin and Edgar Allan Poe wrote a show: mad, macabre and magical.”

Hailing from Canterbury, New Zealand. Wills started his performing career as a busker in Christchurch and won the Press People’s Choice Award at the World Buskers Festival in 2008. He used the prize money to develop his hit show “The Boy with Tape on his Face,” which sold out around the world. Wills has packed theaters in Britain, enjoyed several sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, and performed at the Royal Albert Hall. His many awards and nominations include Adelaide Fringe Awards for “Best Comedy” and “Pick of the Fringe.”

The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide New Bedford and the region with performing arts programming of excellence that inspires, educates, engages and entertains. Tickets are available for purchase at www.zeiterion.org, by calling 508-994-2900, or in person at the box office at 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, Mass. Zeiterion Box Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and two hours before each performance.

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Tape Face on America’s Got Talent: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlaWGd1cUms

Tape Face Web Site: http://tapeface.tv/

Tape Face Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj_KCl-kSdnpQ2Q-k6JOT9g




Live with New Bedford Chief of Police Joseph Cordeiro

Live interview with New Bedford Chief of Police Joseph Cordeiro.




Dartmouth police charge Westport man with upskirting

Today, the Dartmouth Police Department formally charged William RAUS, 54, of Westport, Massachusetts with three (3) counts of photgraphing, videotaping or electronically surveilling partially nude or nude person or the sexual or other intimate parts of a person around the person’s clothing (upskirting).

The charges stem from multiple incidents that took place at Citizens Bank in Dartmouth, where RAUS was employed the time the incidents took place.

The incident was investigated by Detective Ryan MITCHELL.




Female beggar attempts to steal money from 65-year-old man in New Bedford

A 65-year-old man often gives money to panhandlers. Wednesday, he learned that the practice has its risks.

He was having lunch at Burger King on 1383 Cove Road at about 2:44 p.m. when he was approached by a woman asking for money for food.

He took money out of his pocket to give her change. When he did, she took an undetermined amount of money from him and attempted to flee the restaurant.

The victim tripped the suspect, which caused her to fall and drop some of the money. She then fled the restaurant with an undetermined amount of money.

“It was a surprise to me,” the victim said. He said he often gives small amounts of money to people panhandling on the street.

“Now, I’m confused,” he said.

New Bedford Police remind the public that the best way to ensure that money will legitimately help the homeless is to donate to agencies that directly help the homeless. A full list of local agencies can be found through nbhspn.com

The incident was reported at 2:44 p.m.

The suspect is believed to be a homeless woman who witnesses said frequents the restaurant looking for food and money.

Police are searching for the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 508-991-6350 or the anonymous tip line at 508-992-7463 or e-mail tip@newbedfordpd.com.




16 Things To Do This Weekend (Sep. 08 – Sep.-10)

Outside of a little rain on Sunday, what a pleasant weekend we have in store in term of temperatures. We will hover around what is in my opinion the perfect temperature: 70 degrees. The mornings and evenings will be conducive to either rallying around a bonfire or snuggling with your favorite person or people…or furry friend. Sunday’s rain? Just a passing shower – otherwise it will be a sunny day.

As always, click on the title for more or detailed information on the event. Most of the events were pulled from our event calendar where you can find hundreds of local area events each month. The event calendar is FREE, so if you are a local business, and not taking advantage of FREE publicity, shame on you! Are you a local business and want to sponsor this high traffic, weekend guide? Contact info@newbedfordguide.com for more details. Have an event to add? Add it here. Know of another event this weekend? Post a reply!

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Friday, September 8th

Pirates & Privateers Presentation (Fairhaven) (10:00am)
Hear tales of pirates, Revolutionary War era privateers, and historical Fort Phoenix, presented by Greybeard, an 18th century gunner from the privateer sloop Broome, Abigail Black, a ship’s doctor who grows herbal remedies in her village garden when she’s not at sea, and Andrew the Powder Monkey, a boy who knows how to load and fire a cannon. Learn which things really just myths based on fiction, the difference between pirates and “legal” privateers, and why grog wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

9th International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta (ALL DAY)
Teams from the Azores and the United States will compete against each other in sailing and rowing races on authentic Azorean-style wooden whaleboats. Today: 8:00am: Beach Yoga, 9:00am: Men’s and Women’s Rowing Races, 6:00pm: Regatta Celebration Barbeque Dinner & Dancing – celebrate the regatta at a barbeque dinner at Irmandade do Divino Espirito Santo do Pico (2056 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford) at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be followed by dancing with a DJ. This event is open to the public; tickets are $20 per person. For schedules, event details and ticket information, visit www.azoreanmaritime.org or www.whalingmuseum.org.

Activities all weekend with the 9th Annual Whaleboat Regatta.

Patriots vs Chiefs – Live in the Vault (8:30pm-11:30pm)
We’re going to be hosting all Patriots games live in the Vault on our large projector screen and sound system. More details coming soon, along with a food menu specific to game days only. Downtown New Bedford’s hottest newest destination. The brewpub and event venue is set within a former bank building featuring original vault doors and a truly historic feel. Greasy Luck features in-house brewing, an expansive menu, and The Vault Room, a function area for a local events. The Greasy Luck Brewpub, 791 Purchase St. New Bedford.

Wild Nites at The Greasy Luck Brewpub (9:30pm-12:30am)
Downtown New Bedford’s hottest newest destination. The brewpub and event venue is set within a former bank building featuring original vault doors and a truly historic feel. Greasy Luck features in-house brewing, an expansive menu, and The Vault Room, a function area for a local events. The Greasy Luck Brewpub, 791 Purchase St. New Bedford.

Saturday, September 9th

Support for Hurricane Harvey Victims (9:00am-5:00pm)
Tremblay’s Bus Company, Safe Zones & Neighborhoods United are partnering up with the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Acushnet & New Bedford Police Departments to fill Tremblay’s school buses with supplies for our friends and families in the State of Texas (Possibly victims from hurricane Irma also). Pick up points for your town and full details can be seen by clicking on event title.

Car buff? Check out the “Woodie Car” show in Wareham on Saturday.

Visit A Museum On The Cape Cod Museum Trail (All Day)
One of the great challenges of summer — especially for parents — is figuring out what to do to keep the family happy and entertained. Visiting a museum is a great way to fill up those weekend hours. There are dozens of museums in the Cape Cod area, offering experiences to interest virtually anyone. Click on event title to see six reasons why you should check out a museum or two on the Cape this weekend.

9th International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta (ALL DAY)
Teams from the Azores and the United States will compete against each other in sailing and rowing races on authentic Azorean-style wooden whaleboats. Today: 9:00am: Men’s and Women’s Sailing Races, 6:00pm: Pig Roast & Portuguese Folkloric Dance Show. For schedules, event details and ticket information, visit www.azoreanmaritime.org or www.whalingmuseum.org.

Woodie Car Show (10:00am-2:00pm)
This event, hosted in conjuction with the Yankee Wood Chapter – National Woodie Club, features classic Woodie cars from the early to mid 20th century! The beauty of the antique cars matches up with the historic venue of A.D. Makepeace each year, as people from all over the map come down to witness the event. Check this page for updates on the event. A.D. Makepeace Company, 158 Tihonet Rd., Wareham, MA.

2017 Rhode Island Seafood Festival (11:00am)
While you’re marking up your 2017 calendars, be sure to block off the weekend after Labor Day (Sept 9-10) for the 7th Annual Rhode Island Seafood Festival at India Point Park in Providence, RI. More details about vendors, menus and music to come! India Point Park, Providence, RI.

Get your seafood fix during the 2017 Seafood Festival!!

2nd Annual Fall Family Festival (2:00pm-6:00pm)
Food – Games – Music – Fun, Bring your lawn chairs. FREE ADMISSION (food available to purchase – hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork. Vendor booths available Download application at http://www.lakevillemalions.org. Questions: Call Paul Meleedy 508-947-3178.

Headcase Party – Live in the Vault at The Greasy Luck Brewpub (9:00pm-1:00am)
Downtown New Bedford’s hottest newest destination. The brewpub and event venue is set within a former bank building featuring original vault doors and a truly historic feel. Greasy Luck features in-house brewing, an expansive menu, and The Vault Room, a function area for a local events. Tonight is the musical talent of local favorites Pearly Baker playing in The Vault. Also playing separately is Crush: A Dave Matthews Tribute Band. The Greasy Luck Brewpub, 791 Purchase St. New Bedford.

Sunday, September 10th

New Bedford Wellness Program For Adults (10:00am)
Always something healthy for body, mind and spirt. From Qigong, Tai Chi and Basketball, to Yoga, Nutrition and Hypnotism to quit smoking. Boys and Girls Club of New Bedford, 166 Jenney St, New Bedford.

6th annual Hope Takes Flight (11:00am-1:00pm)
All proceeds from the event will benefit Southcoast VNA’s Supportive Care Services, which includes, palliative care, hospice, grief support and a host of other community-based services, many provided at no cost.

See all the butterflies released in tribute of lost loved ones!!

This year’s event features a brunch with complimentary mimosa in addition to a live butterfly release to honor and remember loved ones who have passed away. Entertainment for the event will be provided by Concordia Choir and Andrea DeVeau. The ceremony will include a special recognition of Susan Bliss, Supportive Care Team Member; Adelia Cardoza, Supportive Care Volunteer; and the Fairhaven Council on Aging. A silent auction, prize raffle and wine pull raffle will also be held. At Rachel’s Lakeside in Dartmouth.

New Bedford Antiques Center at Wamsutta Place (11:00am-6:00pm)
Antiques, collectibles, and history all in one place! The Center is home to over 200 dealers and consigners featuring antiques and collectibles from early Americana to Mid-Century to today’s treasures. With specialty stores within the Center which include a flower shoppe boutique, an ephemera store, the cast-iron store and vintage clothing. The Center is also the largest antique consignment venues in the Southcoast Region. So if you have one piece or an estate full of treasures , the Center will preview your items and consign them. The staff has over 100 years of collective knowledge in the antique trade from buying to selling to refinishing to retailing. There are public bathrooms, the center is handicap accessible and, pet-friendly! Phone: (508) 991-8700. Wamsutta Place, 61 Wamsutta St., New Bedford.

9th International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta (ALL DAY)
Teams from the Azores and the United States will compete against each other in sailing and rowing races on authentic Azorean-style wooden whaleboats. Today: 9:00am: The Dabney Cup, 5:00pm: Awards Ceremony & Closing Banquet. For schedules, event details and ticket information, visit www.azoreanmaritime.org or www.whalingmuseum.org.

Dog Festival (11:00am-3:00pm)
Join us for the 8th Annual Somerville Dog Festival! It’s a FREE and unique event for you and your dog! This year we are featuring the DOGGIE FUN ZONE! What’s the Doggie Fun Zone? It’s like American Ninja Warrior for your dog! We are also featuring Try It Games like Nose Work, Agility, Weight Pull and the always popular Kibble Quest! Other events include: Urban Mushing Demo, Come When Called Class, Dog/Owner Look-a-Like Contest, Best Trick Contest.

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VIDEO: lightning damages Acushnet Ave. house in New Bedford

A house on Acushnet Ave in New Bedford was damaged by lightning on Wednesday, September 6th. A portion of the chimney was damaged. No injuries reported.

Video by Carlos Pimental Felix.




Two teenagers to face charges for threats at Bunker Hill Community College

The Massachusetts State Police will summons two teenagers to face criminal charges for putting a threatening note on a student’s car at Bunker Hill Community College in July. The threat, which the suspects said was made as a prank, caused significant disruption to college operations and public transit and necessitated a large police and emergency response.

One suspect is a 19-year-old woman, the other, a 16-year-old boy. Both are from Everett. State Police are seeking the following charges against them:

– Threats to commit a crime against a person;

– Making a threat that disrupts a school or public building; and

– Disorderly conduct.

Massachusetts State Police Troop H detectives, in conjunction with Bunker Hill Community College Police, identified the suspects through a diligent investigation.

The male victim found the threatening note when he returned to his car in the parking lot of the Charlestown school on the afternoon of July 25. State Police detectives, patrols and K-9 units responded to the scene, as did explosive ordinance detection teams from the State Police and FBI. Boston Police, Fire, and EMS units also responded, as did campus police and Transit Police.

In addition to causing fear to the victim and the community, the prank threat caused the college to be locked down for more than three hours while State Police and FBI bomb technicians cleared the victim’s car. Additionally, students and staff were not permitted to enter the lot to retrieve their own cars, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority closed the Community College Orange Line stop, for the duration of the scene investigation.

The suspects’ appearances in Charlestown District Court have not been scheduled yet. The name of the older suspect will not be released until charges are filed in court. As a juvenile, the younger suspect’s name will not be released.

Regardless of the reason for the threat and the acknowledgement that it was a prank, the serious impacts it caused in terms of fear and disruption to the community, and the drain on numerous law enforcement and emergency agencies, warrant the filing of equally serious criminal charges.




Bristol County Sobriety Checkpoint set for Sep 16-17, 2017

Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a Public Way in the Bristol County between Saturday, September 16, 2017 into Sunday, September 17, 2017

The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways. It will be operated during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety.

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