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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 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.

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.

Onstage

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.

Our View: DESE's confidence in NBPS was earned

There is more hard work to come, without a doubt, but the commonwealth's significant confidence in the progress in New Bedford Public Schools means the district's turnaround plan is working to give every student in the system a quality education. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education last week informed the NBPS district that monitoring of its Accelerated Improvement Plan will no longer be required.

Former attorney general of Ireland speaking at next New Bedford Lyceum

David Byrne, former Attorney General of Ireland presents his lecture: "How diplomacy brought peace to Northern Ireland: Reflections on The Good Friday Agreement and its impact on Brexit today" on Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Good Friday Agreement, signed in 1998, was a major international political triumph for the Northern Ireland peace process. Northern Ireland's present devolved system of government is based on the agreement.

New Bedford police searching for box truck that damaged hydrant

NEW BEDFORD - Police are searching for a small, white box truck that ripped a fire hydrant off its base at Logan and Purchase streets early Tuesday, a department spokeswoman said. The accident flooded Logan Street and a large amount of water also got into the basement of Giammalvo's Market, 1914 Purchase St., a spokeswoman said.

Four from Acushnet arrested on drug charges in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD - Four people from Acushnet were arrested Monday night as detectives cracked down on street-level narcotics sales, police said. Brian D. Boardman, 32, and Cassandra J. Camacho, 27, both of 86 Lussier St., and Kristen Lee Bess, 30, and Ryan Jay Boyer, 31, both of 199 Leonard St., were charged with possession of crack cocaine and conspiracy to violate the drug laws, according to the New Bedford Police Department logs.

New Bedford Fire Department adds 5 firefighters to the force

Firefighters Steven Francis, Kevin Moniz and Manuel Valenzuela recently graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow, and firefighters Nicholas Davila and Keenan Martin are transferring from other departments, according to a news release. "The New Bedford Fire Department commends our newest firefighters on their determination over the course of the academy, and completing the necessary training to join the ranks of our department.

Popeyes coming to New Bedford

The fast-food restaurant known for it's fried chicken and buttery biscuits will be 2,265 square feet complete with 46 seats for customers and nine parking spaces, according to the city's Department of Planning, Housing & Community Development. "A multiple window drive-thru order and pick up lane, with by-pass to facilitate traffic circulation, is part of this development proposal," according to an August 2016 report.

'Huge' milestone: New Bedford school district released from state monitoring

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released New Bedford from district-wide monitoring required for the past six years. In a July 14 letter to Superintendent Pia Durkin, a department official said New Bedford has done well implementing its Accelerated Improvement Plan.  "The district has made great strides to address the systemic concerns raised in the 2011 district review," Russell Johnston, senior associate commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, said in the letter.

Former mayoral candidate Maria Giesta considers run for New Bedford City Council

Maria Giesta, who challenged Mayor Jon Mitchell in 2015, took out papers to run for councilor of Ward 2. Christopher Cotter, a member of the School Committee, is looking to run for councilor of Ward 1. Former Ward 4 Councilor Joseph "Jo Jo" Fortes took out nomination papers for the that ward. Two of the three seats will be open this fall.

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