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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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UFC 156: Aldo vs Edgar Preview & Results

  Main Card (Pay-per-view): 145#: Jose Aldo (21-1) vs Frankie Edgar (14-3-1) wins by Unanimous Decision! 205#: Rashad Evans (17-2-1) vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (20-5) wins by Unanimous Decision! 265#: Alistair Overeem (36-11) vs Antonio Silva (17-4) wins by KO in RD3! 170#: Jon Fitch (24-4-1) vs Demian Maia (17-4) …

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New Bedford Forms Offshore Wind Advisory Committee

Mayor Jon Mitchell today announced an Offshore Wind Advisory Committee that will advise him on industry trends relating to the global supply chain for offshore wind. The members of the Mayor’s Committee are industry and manufacturing representatives who share the Mayor’s goal of ensuring New Bedford is ready to meet …

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Flu Care and Prevention

Flu season has arrived and Southcoast Health System would like advise the public on when to seek treatment for flu like symptoms. Most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral medications. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you …

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Southcoast VNA seeks compassionate, dedicated volunteers

Southcoast™ Visiting Nurse Association, known in the community as Southcoast VNA, is seeking compassionate, dedicated individuals to provide companionship for patients with end-of-life illness and respite for their family caregivers. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two to four hours a week for one year. Volunteers must …

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Recycle That Holiday Cardboard!

As you open your new holiday treasures, consider recycling your cardboard. Cardboard is important to recycle because it is valuable and banned from the landfill. During this season there are often large cardboard boxes at the curb. In order for the cardboard to fit in the recycling truck, boxes must …

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