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Dartmouth Student Housing Proposal Withdrawn
Dartmouth residents who came out to speak against a proposed student housing by-law at Monday night's Planning Board meeting didn't have to say much.
The 13-citizen petition to allow a student housing community within 2 miles of UMass Dartmouth was formally withdrawn prior to the public hea…
Churchgoers Recall Mother Teresa’s Visit To New Bedford
While most of the world celebrated Mother Teresa's canonization in Rome, many locals honored her life at New Bedford's St. Lawrence Martyr Church on Sunday afternoon.
Now being called St. Teresa of Calcutta, she visited St. Lawrence Church back in 1995...
New Bedford Named As Clean Energy Leader
The Whaling City is making a name for itself as being the solar city.
Tuesday afternoon at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, non-profit group Environment Massachusetts announced a recent report naming New Bedford as a clean energy leader in the country...
Residents Concerned Over Padanaram Causeway Closure
South Dartmouth residents and businesses are preparing to lose the Padanaram Causeway until 2018.
MassDOT and John Rocchio Construction, the company in charge of the $8.2 million causeway project, discussed their plans at Monday night's Select Board meeting...
District Exploring ‘Innovation Zone’ For NB Middle Schools
Officials are looking to get creative in solving the achievement gap at New Bedford middle schools.
At Monday's meeting, the New Bedford School Committee discussed the possibility of introducing an Innovation Zone for middle schools.
While still a concept, the Zone would give middle school teachers an…
Outraged Neighbors Speak Out On Freetown “Ambush” Party
The town of Freetown is ready to take action against the organizers of an out-of-control house party that happened over the weekend.
After the party of well over 1,000 people took over a neighborhood, the Freetown Board of Selectmen held a meeting on Monday to inform angry residents about possible pu…
NB City Council Passes FY17 Budget With Minimal Cuts
While the New Bedford City Council's cuts to the FY17 budget were kept to a minimum on Monday night, the final budget almost didn't pass.
The meeting at City Hall resulted in about $317,000 dollars in total cuts, with areas like the school department, EMS, and Police Department remaining un…
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Proposed In Dartmouth
Dartmouth could be the home of a medical marijuana dispensary in the not-so-distant future.
At Monday's meeting, the Dartmouth Select Board voted to provide a letter of non-opposition for a proposed facility at 350 Faunce Corner Rd, which is currently a nutrition store...
New Bedford Teachers Agree To Three-Year Deal
After nearly three hours of discussions, the New Bedford teachers union approved a new three-year contract on Thursday.
Teachers at New Bedford elementary, middle, and high schools attended the meeting held in the Keith Middle School auditorium...

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