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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
New NOAA director seems willing to work with fishing industry

Jon Hare has just completed his first twelve months on the job as science and research director for NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole. And it's a big job.

Dartmouth, New Bedford artists headline Boston show

The featured artists in "By Way of Color and Design" are Nancy Hayes of Dartmouth and Marc St. Pierre of New Bedford, along with Denise Driscoll of Framingham. The Fort Point Community Gallery conducts a yearly juried competition for group shows.

New Bedford Ballet's 'New England Nutcracker' includes several Dartmouth performers

New Bedford Ballet will perform its annual production of "A New England Nutcracker" Dec. 2-10 at the NBB Community Theatre, a journey back to the 1850s with a favorite holiday story re-imagined through New Bedford's historic whaling era. Set to Tchaikovsky's beloved score, the performance - featuring several young performers from Dartmouth - follows young Mary through a night of adventure.

Chamber Music Series highlights the timelessness of Beethoven

Take Beethoven. We are two centuries removed from the composition of his music, yet his early period seems ageless, his middle period both stately and vigorous, and music from his late period still can sound inscrutable and heart-rending at the same time.

Polito hopes dredging can begin "in the near future"

NEW BEDFORD - Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito left SouthCoast last week with the notion that the region has the ability to become a juggernaut within the "blue economy." "Dredging really activates the rest of the waterfront," Executive Director of the Harbor Development Council Ed Anthes-Washburn said.

Author hopes history can shine a light on current white nationalism

The grandson of a slave, Shepard is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he received a Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Shepard: I wrote the book so young adults of any age might understand that the end of slavery did not come about by a generous act of the North, but was the consequence of Confederates' refusal to accept Abraham Lincoln's threat that if they did not end their rebellion he would declare their slaves free.

Challenger 'Jo-Jo' Fortes asks for recount in Ward 4 City Council contest

NEW BEDFORD - As he has done repeatedly before, former Ward 4 City Councilor Joseph "Jo-Jo" Fortes is asking for a recount of the recent City Council election. Ribeiro said, "It's his right.

Your View: Whaler's Attic and Pantry helps students

It has been just over a year since the Whaler's Attic and Pantry opened at New Bedford High School. Since the Greater New Bedford community has been a large part of supporting and sustaining the mission of the Whaler's Attic through their contributions, it seemed appropriate to say thank you and report back as to how successful it has been.

UMass to study how fishing and wind industries can 'coexist'

The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth is hoping to launch a new research project on how the offshore wind and commercial fishing industries can coexist. The university said last week that creation of the "Blue Economy Initiative" is made possible by a $1 million commitment from Deepwater Wind, a Rhode Island-based company hoping to become a major player in the state's nascent offshore wind industry.

LETTER: Homeless need more help

A young kid should be at home, with warm food and stressing over a quiz he has the next day, not sitting in front of a store. I asked if he was OK he replied, "I'm just trying to get something to eat," and I was able to help.

Your View: Celebrate strong elementary MCAS scores

A majority of New Bedford's elementary schools achieved strong results on the new more rigorous 3rd, 4th and 5th grade MCAS tests. The Taylor, Congdon and Rodman Schools' percentage of students that met or exceeded expectations for the average of the English and math tests exceeded the state average of 48 percent.

Our View: Time to reflect on what was gained and lost under Durkin

In the next six months there will be much discussion about New Bedford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Pia Durkin and her role in city schools. She had a vision for where she wanted the school department to go and the determination to see it through.

Steward physicians and Saint Anne's Hospital join innovative MassHealth program

FALL RIVER - Through the new Steward Health Choice health plan designed and tailored to better serve MassHealth patients, Greater Fall River-Greater New Bedford area physicians within the rapidly expanding Steward Health Care Network, along with Saint Anne's Hospital, will be at the forefront of a major statewide restructuring of the MassHealth program aimed at further improving care coordination and outcomes for MassHealth patients, according to a press release. Effective March 1, 2018, Accountable Care Organizations like those originally pioneered within the Steward Health Care Network for Medicare and commercial patients will now be available to help improve the experience and outcomes of MassHealth members.

New Bedford agencies struggle to aid 300 who fled Puerto Rico

At least 297 people have relocated to New Bedford from Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria, and finding housing is the biggest problem they face, according to service providers in the community. As of Tuesday, the United Way of Greater New Bedford had conducted intakes with 86 families, including some who are single or elderly and 97 children, according to Darlene Spencer, the United Way's director of family support initiatives.

Massachusetts might be leading on offshore wind for now, but other states are closing in

Massachusetts became a national leader in offshore wind energy a decade ago when the sole big project on the horizon was the never-built 130-turbine, 468 megawatt Cape Wind in Nantucket Sound. But in just the last two and a half years since utilities pulled the plug on Cape Wind, competition has exploded into a boomtown frenzy.

Lifestyle | Worcester Chamber Music Society to Host Christmas Concert

The Worcester Chamber Music Society will perform a Bach Baroque Christmas at Old Sturbridge Village featuring cocktails, dining and music. The concert will take place at Friday, December 1 with dinner starting at 6 p.m. and the concert starting at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature two of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, number six and number 5, as well as, Corelli's Christmas Concerto, and Bach's Suite in B minor.

Your View: Why Is There A Great Wall Between New Bedford Public...

When is it appropriate to deny students the ability to experience an education that will serve them for the rest of their lives? However, for hundreds of parents and middle school students from the City of New Bedford, that is exactly what's happening, and it's not right. For the last several years the New Bedford Public Schools have prohibited its middle school students from learning during the school day about the career technical programs offered at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School.

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