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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

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Tonight's Movie: All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953) - A Warner Archive DVD Review

Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, and Ann Blyth star in the seafaring adventure ALL THE BROTHERS WERE VALIANT , available on DVD from the Warner Archive . Thanks to recent discussion in the comments here I intend to review Taylor and Granger's Western THE LAST HUNT in the fairly near future.

Women's March coming to New Bedford on Saturday

NEW BEDFORD - For the anniversary of the Women's March, a city councilor and two local women have organized a march downtown among a forum, luncheon and activist meetup. City Councilor Dana Ribeiro, who was at the 2017 march in Washington, D.C., said, "The energy was amazing; I met so many amazing women; it was inspiring.

New Bedford, Carlos Rafael pop up on Netflix show

In the series, which debuted Jan. 5, each episode focuses on a different food: honey, peanuts, garlic, chicken, milk and cod. "As the global fish supply dwindles, the industry faces crises on all sides - including crooked moguls, dubious imports and divisive regulations," according to the description of Episode 6 "Cod Is Dead."

City's annual MLK remembrance encourages people to 'speak out'

NEW BEDFORD - Rev. Cordell Polk, Pastor of United House of Prayer for All People in New Bedford was ordained as a pastor at the age of 16 while Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was ordained at age 19. Polk admitted that as a young minister, he looked up to Dr. King.

New Bedford woman faces charges after armed robbery in South Yarmouth

A 30-year-old New Bedford woman will be arraigned Tuesday in Barnstable District Court on a charge of felony armed robbery and two other charges after taking a cellphone Friday from a house on Lower Brook Road, according to police. Kathleen Lyons also will face charges of felony assault and battery while armed with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.

Peggi Medeiros: Dartmouth cultural center is right destiny for Southworth Library

Mine was the Southworth Library in Dartmouth. It was a magical place for a child - strange, stone and very old.

'Network to Freedom': Historical society, library seek to organize James Congdon's historical records

Abolitionist James Bunker Congdon of New Bedford is not much remembered today, more than a century after his death in 1880 at age 77, but that will soon be partly set right with a federal grant that is part of a concerted nationwide effort to memorialize the Underground Railroad and abolition of slavery, a massive project called Network To Freedom. The keys to better understanding New Bedford's role assisting fugitive slaves may be contained in a modest cardboard box at the Free Public Library that contains 66 folders with hundreds of documents that were collected by Congdon, who was instrumental in building the library.

Tony Sapienza proved quality clothing can be made in America

NEW BEDFORD - Decades ago Tony Sapienza shared some feelings of uncertainty with Matt Morrissey, who at the time was the executive director of New Bedford's Economic Development Council. "There was a sense of when was the last shoe going to fall in New Bedford," Morrissey said.

Our View: New Bedford schools need help for Puerto Rican children

Across Massachusetts, the residents of urban communities have rolled up their sleeves to help the thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. Boston, Springfield, Lawrence, New Bedford - some of the poorest communities in the state are the ones that are bearing the highest burden.

Intarawut brings fabrics and feel of Asia to New Bedford

Outside the entrance to Intarawut Gallery, gray skies and slushy sidewalks reflect the cold neutral tones of New England in wintertime. But step through the doorway, and the brilliant hues inside will signal that you've entered another world.

Filomena Tripp triumphs over disabilities; New Bedford author tells...

Don't even try telling Filomena Tripp she can't do something - chances are she's already done it and is working on her next goal. Born with three underdeveloped limbs, Tripp hopes to inspire others in her book, "Invisible Courage," released locally late last year.

LGBTQ, race to be winter film series topics in SouthCoast

NEW BEDFORD - The kickoff of Black History Month in the SouthCoast in February has a new partner: a loose coalition of groups, including the LGBTQ community, that will present a movie viewing and panel discussion about the acclaimed documentary "I Am Not Your Negro." The film is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and it is based on an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin called "Remember This House." It was nominated as best documentary at the 89th Academy Awards two years ago.

A look back at 2017

As we head into 2018, it seems like a good time to look back at 2017 and revisit some of the issues I covered in columns last year. Speaking of the column, this coming August will be the 10-year anniversary of the first Bumpkin's Corner article.

Featured Open House: 33 Canterberry St., New Bedford

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Forging a better relationship between landlords, police in New Bedford

As city leaders consider tightening the problem properties ordinances, two of the Police Department's top brass and some 20 landlords met to build a better relationship. "Our goal is to help you, not to punish you, but we want to take our neighborhoods back," said Detective Capt.

Ex-New Bedford principal finds 'dream job' in Dighton

After serving for nearly 18 years in the New Bedford Public School system, Lynn Dessert wanted to bring her experience to a small town setting. In October, Dessert accepted a position as principal at Dighton Elementary School, where she felt that the district administration's philosophy aligned with her own.

New Bedford students spreading kindness, one lunch at a time

Bread, ham, cheese and kindness. That's what students at Normandin Middle School were serving up Friday as they made sandwiches and filled lunch bags for the homeless in honor of the Rev.

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