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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

Zip Codes associated with new bedford, massachusetts:
Towns/Cities near new bedford, massachusetts : Bliss Corner Acushnet Dartmouth Westport

New Bedford News
Iron Order Silent Few speaks volumes for veterans, children

You've probably heard them riding down a nearby street. Engines growl passing by as the riders pull on the throttle.

Sheriff to eliminate in-person visits in Dartmouth H of C, moving to video conferencing

DARTMOUTH - Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson is eliminating in-person visits to the House of Correction in favor of video conferencing, a spokesman said Friday. The video conferences will start in about a month and will be conducted from a newly remodeled trailer-style building in the visitors' parking lot near the entrance to the Dartmouth campus, said Jonathan Darling, a spokesman for Hodgson.

Officials discuss the scaffolding accident outside 50 Ellen St., New...

Officials discuss the scaffolding accident outside 50 Ellen St., New Bedford. Cable TV wires had been wrapped around a staging pole and a garbage truck drove by and clipped the wires, causing the staging pole to bend.

'Inside I am happy': 21 from 9 nations become new U.S. citizens

She set foot on American soil in 2001, a French-speaking, Senegalese single mother, 10-year-old daughter by her side. She had never had a formal job.

Scaffolding bends in New Bedford, injury averted

NEW BEDFORD - A pole supporting staging for vinyl siding work was bent Friday, but a worker on scaffolding near the top of a three-decker was not injured, fire officials said.  A contractor was completing a vinyl siding job at 50 Ellen St. off Brock Avenue on the city's peninsula about 10:30 a.m. and temporarily removed the cable TV lines from the house, said District Fire Chief James Clark. Workers wrapped them around one of the staging poles supporting the scaffolding.  An ABC garbage truck drove by and clipped the lines, causing the lines to pull and bend the staging pole, Clark said.

Two bomb threats briefly close New Bedford City Hall

Two bomb threats received by City Hall in the last 24 hours caused the public municipal building to be evacuated early Friday morning, Mayor Jon Mitchell said.  "The first threats were received last night. Police were promptly notified last night and looked into it.

New Bedford Whaling Museum 'Party for the ocean' went swimmingly

Visitors celebrated the ocean and marine life Monday during the "Party for the Ocean" at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The new film "Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy" was screened throughout the day.

For Kids

Storytime: Barnes & Noble, 392 State Road, Dartmouth. 11 am. July 22, What Do You Do With a Problem?; July 25, 22nd Annual Picnic: Our Great Big Backyard; July 29, Storytime in Celebration of Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble Featuring Good Morning, Superman!, Be a Star, Wonder Woman!, and Bedtime for Batman. Phone 508-997-0701.

Two arrested on drug charges in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD - Detectives seized crack cocaine, a small amount of cash and arrested a city man in a drug raid Wednesday, police said. Brian Ortiz, 20, of 19 Nye St., Apartment 1, New Bedford, is charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, according to the New Bedford Police Department logs.  Detectives with the department's Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau searched Ortiz's vehicle with a warrant and seized 7.3 grams of crack cocaine and $80 in cash, a NBPD spokeswoman said.

Wareham man arrested riding stolen ATV in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD - A Wareham man was arrested Wednesday night for riding a stolen ATV on Buchanan Street in the city's North End, police said. Preston Pedrosa, 24, of 36 Nicholas Drive is charged with receiving a stolen vehicle, possession of burglary tools, disturbing the peace, operating a recreational vehicle on a public way, operating a recreational vehicle negligently and being an unlicensed operator, according to the New Bedford Police Department logs.

2 men arrested on drug charges aboard fishing boat in Buzzards Bay

Juan Sanchez, 48, of 5874 Lourdes Blvd., El Paso, Texas, was charged with possession of Oxycodone; he was found with nine tablets in his possession, police said. Miguel Angel Zarate, 41, of 5991 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, Virginia, was charged with possession of Oxycodone; he was found with 32 tablets. The two men were charged after members of the security operation boarded the fishing vessel Blue Ocean, which is homeported in Virginia.

New Bedford artist community collaborates for Tiverton exhibit

Now I'm free and the world's at my feet ... I can close my eyes." Located in the old Nashawena Mill District, a few block southeast of Brooklawn Park, the Hatch Street Studios have long been the home of a loose knit collective of artists and artisans who have greatly contributed to the cultural tapestry of New Bedford. Those with workspaces on the west side of the building overlook a parking lot and a densely populated neighborhood of tenement buildings.


Auditions: Your Theatre, Inc. is holding auditions July 20 at 7 p.m., for all roles in the upcoming 2017-2018 Season production of Anastasia by Marcelle Maurette and adapted by Guy Bolton. The performances run from January 11 to January 21, 2018. Auditions are held in the playhouse located in St. Martin's Church/Hall complex, 136 Rivet Street at Country Street, in New Bedford.

New Bedford Health Department shuts down Farmers Kitchen

The New Bedford Health Department served King with an order to cease and desist all operation on July 13 at his business, 2112 Acushnet Ave. "In this case, the failure by the owner to license the establishment and address sanitary concerns, are serious concerns for the health department," acting Director of Public Health Sandra Manning said in a statement. "That said, the department remains open to working with The Farmers Kitchen to ensure they reach compliance with state and local health codes." King acknowledged that his permit was set to expire at the end of June, but said he sent the paperwork to renew it.

SouthCoast Chamber joins effort for 4-year mayoral term

"The position of mayor in New Bedford is roughly the equivalent of that of a CEO, running a complex business that must deal with the here and now of expenditures and revenue while also setting a vision for the future that requires deep commitment of time and energy toward goals that may bear fruit many years down the road," the chamber said in a news release. "Unlike CEO's who generally serve at the pleasure of their boards of directors or in some cases shareholders, the mayor serves at the pleasure of the voters of the city, as do the governor, the president and all elected officials."

Graphic photos show huge shark catches

A 265 pound porbeagle shark is weighed during the 31st North Atlantic Monster Shark Tournament at State Pier 3 on July 15, 2017 in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Fire in the fo'c'sle: Heavy smoke but no injuries on scallop boat

The bunk room of the scallop boat Double Diamond caught fire on Leonard's Wharf Tuesday afternoon, probably from welding, firefighters said. No one was injured.

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