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A New Bedford fishing mogul known as "The Codfather" is facing new federal allegations for misreporting the amount of fish harvested by his fleet, this time in the scallop fishery.


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Many public schools remained closed for a second day, as residents continued the work of digging out from the snowstorm that pummeled Rhode Island and the South Coast on Thursday. In New Bedford, officials warned that a deep freeze could cause more problems.

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The normally bustling docks along New Bedford harbor were practically deserted Tuesday as an arctic cold front kept some boats off the water.

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Massachusetts state regulators are reviewing proposals for large-scale offshore wind energy projects after three offshore wind developers submitted bids Wednesday. 

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the city's manufacturing sector, Governor Charlie Baker's popularity, the outlook for South Coast Rail and more.

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell joins Political Roundtable to discuss his new priorities and Democrat Doug Jones' win over Republican Roy Moore in a dramatic U.S. Senate race in Alabama.

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For weeks after Hurricane Maria, Cynthia and Vanessa Melendez were trapped in their village in Humacao, Puerto Rico. They had no water and were running out of food. They eventually made their way out, along with their eight children, resettling in New Bedford. The sisters and their children have joined other Puerto Ricans arriving in the city since the hurricane.


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Attleboro’s longtime mayor, Kevin Dumas, was ousted Tuesday in municipal voting. His rival, Democratic state Senator Paul Heroux, beat out the seven-term incumbent.

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Polls opened at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning in Attleboro, New Bedford and Fall River, where residents will decide whether to oust their incumbent mayors, or keep them for another two years.

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New Bedford is one of several cities experiencing a wave of new arrivals from Puerto Rico, following the devastating Hurricane Maria. New Bedford’s mayor, John Mitchell, is asking for state and federal assistance to defray the cost of providing education and housing for the displaced families.

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Thursday marked the deadline for metro areas across North America to submit bids for Amazon's second headquarters, and Rhode Island enlisted help from some prominent local business leaders and universities for its application.

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New Englanders largely missed the brunt of Tropical Storm Jose. It’s moved miles off the coast of Massachusetts and is expected to weaken in those waters. Wind energy advocates say Jose’s path to New England illustrates the ideal location for wind turbines.

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Tropical Storm Jose is just grazing New England, but it’s creating unsafe conditions for fishermen out at sea. Even as the storm moves north, many commercial fishermen remain in port, waiting for the storm to pass further away.

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A two-day conference on “smart cities” will convene Thursday in New Bedford, drawing 20 mayors from across the U.S., including several from New England cities.

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The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, a century-old, annual celebration of Portuguese culture and faith, wrapped up Sunday night in New Bedford, Massachusetts. 

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