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State Senator Mark Montigny Named Assistant Majority Whip

Senator Mark Montigny was recently named to the key Senate leadership post of Assistant Majority Whip. The Assistant Majority Whip is a member of the Senate’s senior leadership team. Most recently, Senator Montigny served in another leadership position as Chairman of the Senate Post Audit and Oversight Committee. During his …

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Mayor Mitchell Speaks Out in Boston on Gun Reform

New Bedford mayor Jon Mitchell Boston

Mayor Jon Mitchell joined mayors from across the state in Boston last week to discuss ways to mobilize constituents and communities behind common sense gun reforms. Led by Boston Mayor Tom Menino, the group of mayors are members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG). MAIG is a coalition of more …

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Who Remembers…Sunbeam Bread?

Welcome to the second installment of the “Who remembers…?” series. In the inaugural article we reminisced about Virginia Dare Soda. My intention with this series of articles is not just to invoke nostalgic memories for those of us who have been “there”, but to share with the newer generation positive …

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Governor Patrick Proposes Major Tax Changes

How badly do you want South Coast Rail? Would you be willing to pay higher taxes for it? This week Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick proposed several major tax changes and fees. According to the governor, these taxes and fees are needed to fully fund his proposed $34.8 billion budget that includes …

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Women in Military Service Monument Final Design

The Women’s Military Memorial Committee joined by more than fifty community members including local veterans and their families as well as representatives from the New Bedford delegation — United States Congressman William Keating, State Representatives Antonio Cabral and Paul Schmid, New Bedford Mayor Jonathan Mitchell and the majority of the …

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Man Abducted on Phillips Road in New Bedford

Update: John Sylvia has been found. Details here. This morning at approximately 10 a.m. uniformed officers were sent to 1399 Phillips Rd. (Welby Park Estates) regarding an abduction. A female resident was leaving the apartment when she was confronted by two tall dark skinned males claiming to be the police. …

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Staying Safe in an Unsafe World

When I moved to New Bedford seven years ago, I arrived with the preconceived notion that this was not the place I wanted to settle down and raise a family. Why did I think this? Because that is what I had heard about New Bedford growing up: lots of crime, …

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Group Ranks Most and Least Pet-Friendly States

Every 5 years, the American Veterinary Medical Association conducts a pet ownership survey throughout the U.S. The findings, published in their U.S. Pet Ownership Demographics Sourcebook, detail which states have the largest number of pet owners and which have the least. Based on their latest survey, Massachusetts doesn’t appear too pet-friendly. Let’s …

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Snow Emergency Parking Ban Lifted

The City of New Bedford has announced that the citywide snow emergency parking ban, which was effective as of 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2013 in the residential areas and 11:00 p.m. in the business districts, was lifted as of 9:00 a.m. today.

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