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New Bedford, Massachusetts is located in Bristol County. Zip codes in New Bedford, MA include 02741, 02745, and 02744. The median home price in New Bedford is $179,900 which is roughly $137/per square foot. More New Bedford information.

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Gaming Commission delays changing license timeline

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted Thursday to alter how much money a company would have to initially invest for a casino in Southeastern Massachusetts but decided to hold off on deciding any changes to the region's gaming licensure timeline until at least May 1. The commission voted 3-2 to allow applicants to count some on- and off-site ... (more)


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Identity of New Bedford man found dead in Tuesday house fire confirmed

The State Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the identity of the deceased man discovered in a New Bedford house fire Tuesday morning as Justin Downey, 29, of 55 Rounds St. Police received a 911 call Tuesday morning to report a fire at the house at 55 Rounds St. New Bedford police, fire and rescue officials contained the fire to the second floor, ... (more)


10 hrs ago |

Steve Urbon: Rundown rooming house on Elm Street to close

I've got mostly good news for the Elm Street neighborhood in downtown New Bedford, good for everybody but the six tenants in the rooming house at 176 Elm St. near the VA clinic.


14 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

Driver in rotary crash arraigned

In his white sneakers, khakis and plaid shirt, Kristopher Santillo showed no scars or outward signs that he had crashed his car in a rollover accident at the Bourne Rotary last month while allegedly fleeing the scene of a break-in.


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Wamsutta bridge to be replaced in summer 2015

After years of run-ins with trucks too tall to fit under it, the Wamsutta Bridge is set to be replaced beginning in summer 2015.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

New Bedford teacher accused of assaulting 9-year-old

A city teacher could face criminal charges after a parent complained she assaulted her 9-year-old son before classes at the DeValles School last week, police and the boy's mother said.


Fairhaven hopes single-stream recycling saves some green

Department of Public Works Superintendent Vincent Furtado said that his office recently came to an agreement with ABC Disposal to start using larger trash and recycling carts, much like those now being used in New Bedford.



Community service day at Buttonwood Park: Starting at 8 a.m. April 19. Southeast Massachusetts Tree Wardens & Foresters Association is sponsoring event for new shrubs to be planted at the Holocaust Monument.


New Bedford police investigate South End shooting

Daniel DaRosa, 19, of New Bedford, was shot in the back Wednesday night, said police, who arrived at the scene at 25 Mosher St. at around 11 p.m. They found DaRosa lying in the second floor hallway with a gunshot wound, police said.


Cape Cod Times

Second suspect arrested in Monday's fatal Bourne shooting

State police have arrested the second suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Antone Gutierrez, who was found lying on Trowbridge Road with a gunshot wound Monday night after an alleged heroin deal.



Courtesy of The William I. Koch Collection Fitz Henry Lane's 'The Golden Rule,' circa 1855, is part of The William I. Koch Collection, which will be the subject of a Sailors' Series talk at the New Bedford Whaling Museum April 24. Fort Taber/Fort Rodman Military Museum: Open daily, 1-4 p.m. Houses a collection of thousands of artifacts with ... (more)


Wed Apr 16, 2014

College fair invites New Bedford students to start thinking ahead

"I'm basically looking to better my future," said the New Bedford High School sophomore, among an estimated 200 people who attended the school's annual college fair Wednesday evening.


Gala to celebrate artistic merger

On April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m., the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! will host "New Beginnings," a special event celebrating the merger of two downtown New Bedford art organizations.


Senior Scene

In an effort to meet the needs of seniors, "Senior Scene" includes news items of interest to senior citizens as well as important information about senior centers and Councils on Aging within each of the communities in our region.


A Westport growing tradition passes...

After 68 years of growing for local gardeners, Figueiredo's Greenhouses owners Terry and Theresa Pimental are calling it quits.

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Letter: A reminder of Easter's purpose

Many of us older folks who grew up in the Greater New Bedford area have the benefit or influence of a parochial education.


Our View: New Bedford Superintendent Pia Durkin needs a message

At our introductory editorial board meeting with her, there was no doubt that recently named Superintendent Pia Durkin knew what she was getting into in New Bedford: a challenging relationship with the teachers union, a disastrous budget, dismal academic outcomes and a school culture that clearly needed an overhaul and which has proven to be ... (more)


Tue Apr 15, 2014

Caseload 'crisis', New Bedford social workers say

About 30 state social workers and investigators picketed Tuesday to protest what they called increased caseloads and stagnant staffing at the Department of Children and Families.


Firefighters find body while fighting fire in New Bedford

Firefighters found a body today while fighting a fire at a single-family home on Rounds Street, Fire Chief Michael Gomes said.


Cora L. Stewart

Cora L. Stewart, 69, of New Bedford died April 13, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital after a brief illness.



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