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New Bedford is the home of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the country's largest museum on the subject of whaling and the history of interaction between humans and whales. The Museum has the skeletons of a 66-foot long baby blue whale (obtained in 2000), a 35-foot long adult humpback whale (obtained in 1900), and a 45-foot long sperm whale (obtained in 2004) on display. All whales died in New England waters and were cleaned and assembled for display.

Population: 91365
Local Newspapers: Fall River Herald News New Bedford Standard-Times
Local Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (MLB) New England Patriots (NFL) Boston Celtics (NBA) Boston Bruins (NHL)
Local Colleges: Fisher College

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Towns/Cities near new bedford, massachusetts : Bliss Corner Acushnet Dartmouth Westport

New Bedford News
New Bedford among crowd staking claim to Carlos Rafael's permits

About two months remain before Rafael's sentencing date, but cities and states have started to acknowledge that possibility as well. "The goal for me is to get ahead of the ball to make partnerships with people that have the same interests, which is keeping the licenses local," Ward 4 Councilor Dana Rebeiro said.

Officials break ground on New Bedford hotel

City officials and the hotel developer officially broke ground today at 218-226 Union St. The Boston-based Columbus Group is converting the 46,600-square-foot building into a boutique hotel with 68 hotel rooms, a 3,300-square-foot restaurant, and a 5,100-square-foot banquet space. The building was acquired in December 2015 by New Bedford Urban Renaissance II LLC, an arm of the Columbus Group.

Three injured in suspected drunken driving crash in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD - Three people, including two pedestrians, were injured Thursday night when a suspected drunken driver lost control and hit a parked car at Pleasant and Grinnell streets, police said. The three people, whose names were not released by police, were all hospitalized, according to Lt.

New Bedford poised to light the future with offshore energy

As Massachusetts' offshore wind industry begins ramping up, New Bedford is in position to become its nerve center. And that's not just a parochial view of people in the city.

Heslam: Sen. vows he won't stop battle vs. sex trafficking

'WORSE THAN MURDER': State. Sen. Mark Montigny, speaking to then-Gov. Deval Patrick in 2007, says of his failed anti-sex-trafficking legislation: some people 'are legitimately just ignorant of the reality.'

Learning

Beekeeping Basics Class: April 29. 9 a.m. $12 for members; $15 for non-members. Learn all you need to know to get started beekeeping on your own property with expert beekeeper Dave Baker. The Rotch-Jones- Duff House  and Garden Museum, 396 County St, New Bedford. www.rjdmuseum.org. 508-997-1401. Science@Work Lecturer: May 1. 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

For Kids

Lap-Sit Story Program: Wednesdays, 10 a.m-10:45 a.m. For little tots under three who love books. The program consists of music, finger-plays, a brief story, puppets, rhythm instruments, and nursery rhymes. This program is suitable for a caregiver and child to participate together.

Lighting up the world could light up New Bedford's economy

NEW BEDFORD - Paul Vigeant has seen the future, and he didn't need an eccentric scientist or a DeLorean to do so. The managing director of the New Bedford Wind Energy Center captained a trip to Europe in January that in many ways revealed the future of New Bedford's plans for offshore wind.

Vandals damage empty New Bedford movie theater

NEW BEDFORD - Vandals broke into the vacant Flagship Cinema 12 on Kings Highway and damaged a sign, several theater screens and a bathroom mirror, police said. The culprits broke an exit sign, tore and cut several movie theater screens and sprayed a fire extinguisher, according to a police spokesman.

Grow your garden at Dartmouth's historic Helfand Farm

Beginning its fifth year of operation, Helfand Farm Community Gardens is offering plot rentals for the 2017 season. Plots are available for residents and organizations from any town.

Our View: Dredge the Port of New Bedford to 30 feet

Fairhaven selectmen this week added their voices to the growing chorus looking for New Bedford Harbor to be dredged to its authorized depth. Dredging to the authorized depth of 30 feet would open the port to more vessels and activity, and would allow the construction of more maritime infrastructure.

New Bedford police will no longer release circumstances of fatal ODs

The New Bedford Police Department will no longer release the circumstances of suspected fatal overdoses in the city, according to Police Chief Joseph C. Cordeiro. In the past, the department has provided the age; gender; the general location of the overdose, but not the address; where in a residence the body was found; who found it ; as well as enough information to support their preliminary conclusion that the death is a suspected drug overdose.

Mass. honors Dartmouth, Westport for green fleets

The state honored Dartmouth, Westport, Marion, Middleboro, New Bedford and Rochester for their adoption and use of electric vehicles as part of their municipal fleets and the installation of charging stations. Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Martin Suuberg were joined by State Representatives Keiko Orrall, R-Lakeville, Carole Fiola, D-Fall River, and Steven Howitt, R-Seekonk, to honor the local officials during an Earth Fest at MassDEP's Southeast Regional Office in Lakeville recently.

New Bedford police seize loaded gun, drugs, arrest six

NEW BEDFORD - Six people were arrested and 100 grams of marijuana, cocaine and a loaded handgun were seized Tuesday night, following an investigation into street-level drug activity in the city's West End, police said. Police seized a small amount of cocaine, a loaded 9 mm Jimenez Arms handgun, 107 pills, digital scales, packaging materials and $170 in cash as well as the marijuana, according to Lt.

Beach passes for New Bedford available May 1

The program covers East Beach, West Beach and Fort Taber Park, and requires residents and nonresidents to acquire a pass or pay a daily rate for parking. This summer's beach season is June 24 through Sept.

Making connections: Youth-police dialogue planned

Youth and police will get up close and personal this summer in a series of facilitated conversations meant to build understanding and trust. Up to 20 young people, ages 12 to 20, from the South End of New Bedford and six New Bedford police officers will meet for about 90 minutes a week for six weeks, and the program will repeat at least two more times during the year, as part of a new YWCA project.

Forever Paws Animal Shelter cited for wage issues

One citation was issued for failure to pay overtime to eight employees between April 13, 2014, and March 26, 2016, according to Emalie Gainey, a spokesman for Attorney General Maura Healey's office. Between the same time period, the shelter failed to pay wages on time to 12 employees, she said.

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