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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
Prosecutor: David Taber faces assault charges, crashes into police vehicle

NEW BEDFORD - David E. Taber, released in 2015 after being convicted 20 years earlier of charges in connection with the killing of an Acushnet school nurse, was arrested overnight, a prosecutor confirmed.

'Just a hop, skip and a swim away' GNB Voc-Tech partners with zoo for new exhibit

NEW BEDFORD - Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech students are making some unusual additions to their skill sets with help from the Buttonwood Park Zoo. Sarik Ramos, a 19-year-old senior at the regional vocational-technical high school, learned to feed glo worms to the fish that will be part of Zoo's new exhibit this summer.

2 dozen turn out to hear more on medical marijuana

In a county ravaged by opioid addiction, the sentiment was widely popular. Most of those in attendance at the New Bedford Inn and Suites provided Dhanabalan another ovation at the conclusion of her presentation when she said.

Mayor Warren in New Bedford to outline plans for governor campaign

Newton Mayor Setti Warren's governor campaign tour rolled through New Bedford Wednesday to meet with fellow Mayor Jon Mitchell and clear up who he is running for.  "I'm running for the constituents that are sick of being stuck in traffic jams across the state, Warren, a Democrat, said. "I'm running for the folks who are waiting for state-funded projects like the South Coast Rail to come to New Bedford.

Letter: Offshore wind is best bet for energy jobs

The May 12 Standard-Times article "Supply chain would provide tailwind to offshore energy" highlights an important pathway to increasing the number of blue-collar jobs in Massachusetts. Massive development of offshore wind, anchored by the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, will require lots of workers on land and at sea.

Our View: Haitian repatriation needs time and study

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly has offered an abbreviated extension of the Temporary Protected Status of some 59,000 Haitian refugees in the U.S. after the 2010 earthquake. After speaking with Haitian officials about the country's capacity to repatriate those citizens, Secretary Kelly has said that "there are indications that Haiti - if its recovery from the 2010 earthquake continues apace - may not warrant further TPS extension past January 2018."

For Kids

Barnes & Noble, Jr. Storytime: 11 a.m. May 23, Books by Mo Willems: "We Are in a Book!"; May 27, "Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie"; May 31, Animals Here & There: "This Book Just Ate My Dog." Barnes & Noble, N. Dartmouth. 508-997-0701.

New Bedford man sentenced to 4-5 years in state prison for assault

John Herring, 30, pleaded guilty this week in Superior Court to charges of strangulation, assault and battery on a family or household member, aggravated assault and battery and reckless endangerment of a child, according to Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III. After Herring completes his sentence, he will be on supervised probation for three years and must complete domestic batterer's counseling, Miliote said.

Three arrested in downtown New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD - Detectives arrested three people Tuesday as part of an investigation into street level narcotics sales and other criminal activity downtown, police said. Francisco Melendez, 39, of 60 S. Second St. Apartment 6G, was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, subsequent offense, according to the New Bedford Police Department logs.

House pulls back bill aimed at countering Trump

Massachusetts House leaders indefinitely postponed a planned vote Wednesday on legislation recommended by Democrats as a response to President Donald Trump's illegal immigration crackdown. The bill would prevent state resources from being used to execute agreements with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement to train state and local enforcement to act as federal immigration agents.

Roxbury declared a cultural district by the Commonwealth

City Councillor Tito Jackson is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Cultural Council designated Roxbury as a Massachusetts Cultural District on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in New Bedford, MA. The district which includes Dudley Square and John Eliot Square, highlights the many arts and cultural assets in the neighborhood, as well as Roxbury's significance as the heart of black culture for the region.

Local package stores worry Shaw's beer & wine license could hurt

Shaw's beer and wine license request still has to go to the state for approval, but operators of some nearby stores are worried it could hurt their business. On Monday night, the Select Board unanimously approved a beer and wine license for Shaw's at 15 State Road.

Voc-Tech admissions policy scrutinized

"Voc was not an option," said Amaral, now a member of the New Bedford School Committee, the governing board of the city's comprehensive high school. But times have changed. Last year, enrollment at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School - which serves Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford - surpassed New Bedford High School for the first time.

New Bedford man arrested for making threats with box cutter

NEW BEDFORD - A man, armed with a box cutter, was arrested Monday night for threatening another man in a vehicle in the city's South End, police said. Michael Anthony Paulette, 49, of 81 Fair St., Apartment 1, is charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, according to the New Bedford Police Department logs.

Your View: New Bedford EDC Regeneration Project - Grow, or risk sliding backward

As business and civic leaders in the community, we feel compelled to make our voices heard on the concept of a second business park being established on a portion of the New Bedford Municipal Golf Course. As the project now moves forward through various public processes, the fundamental issue that needs to be kept in mind, is this: In order to deliver high-performing schools, safe neighborhoods, and a strong quality life for its residents, New Bedford must embrace fresh ideas for growing our economic base and work hard to implement those ideas.

Letter: Drug forfeiture should go to the people

With the rash of recent drug busts in New Bedford, it's time for the city to have a serious conversation about how confiscated drug money is spent. Many police departments around the country use such money to afford so-called "wish list" items that were not included in their annual budgets.

Short extension granted for Haitians in U.S.

Tamarah Jean-Baptiste drove to work feeling numb Monday afternoon. She had just heard the Trump administration extended humanitarian protection for Haitians living in the United States for six months, instead of the usual 18 months - a move immigration advocates say signals the end of the program.

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