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Higher Education Commissioner Carlos Santiago highlighted a proposal in Gov. Charlie Baker's fiscal 2019 budget intended to address the "unmet need" among full- and part-time community college students. The $7 million in new scholarship funding is intended to fully cover the remaining tuition and fees ...
New Bedford Auction Owners Sign with Legit Fish - A Traceability Company, To improve Transparancy SEAFOODNEWS. ... application utilizes a patient pending system which offers the retail trade an unmatched level of traceability based on verification against the official government harvest records.

New Bedford has every reason to believe it will soon be a major offshore wind port and the harbor has grown as both a cargo and recreational boating port. The city government has become a national leader in energy efficiency. Mitchell is a political figure and he, of course, cast the numbers in the best light ...
The confiscation of his fishing fleet by government legal action has resulted in the majority of the fishing industry in New Bedford being shut down. This results in the fishermen, fishermens' families, industry supplies i.e. ice, food, supplies, equipment, service industry being to the point of bankruptcy or ...
FRAMINGHAM — Massachusetts officials are gearing up for the second potent nor'easter in less than week, with widely different impacts anticipated around the state. Gov. Charlie Baker says today's storm is likely to bring more than a foot of snow to the Berkshires, scattered power outages and “minor to ...
It carried into a second session at UMass Dartmouth's Star Store in the evening. Online, the discussion won't end for a couple of months. Any resident or visitor of New Bedford is encouraged partake in an online survey about parking in the city. It can be found here:

“Organizing and advocating for a debt-free future does not end when you leave the Statehouse today, and it doesn't end tomorrow or next week,” she told the group. “It ends when we can guarantee that going to college for every person is no longer a debt sentence but a right subsidized by the government ...
Some states make it hard to access healthcare and education … but that's a priority here.” Anderson Christopher, 34, of New Bedford, said Massachusetts' state and local governments are accommodating for everyone. “It's such an accommodating state for all types of people, be it immigrants, people with ...
Emotional arguments attempting to limit such weapons as the A.R. 15 become irrelevant when measured against the true meaning of the Second Amendment, especially when it is born in mind that the government has all of those weapons and more. Guns only in the hands of the elite, select few is contrary ...
For example, Pacheco said that one resource funded by the Portuguese government available to students looking to learn Portuguese in the city is the Taunton Sports Portuguese School, located at the Taunton Sports Club. There, students from preschool to the eighth grade can come after school on ...

NEW BEDFORD — With each signature scribbled onto the four documents within the Ashley Room at City Hall on Thursday night, the spotlight shining ... to pilot the program, which will develop a framework to spark creative partnerships between local government and cultural leaders within the community.
... priority for state government should be improving highways, roads and bridges, according to a poll on released Tuesday on how voters feel about transportation. The poll also found big support - 78 percent - for expanding the Commuter Rail to outlying cities like Springfield, Fall River and New Bedford.
“We are proud to announce the latest round of Complete Streets awards to support efforts by cities and towns to upgrade their transportation infrastructure,” said Gov. Charlie Baker in a news release. “The Complete Streets program enables our municipal partners to improve their roadways, sidewalks, ...
“If you have somebody in there that you feel you aren't satisfied with, we should have the opportunity to get someone else in there,” said Coelho. Alternatively, Rich Griffiths said he believes there will be more accountability with an appointed position. “I'm looking at this as a matter of good government,” said ...
... Street) and Custom House Square; and 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the conference room of UMass Dartmouth's Star Store campus, 715 Purchase St. For more information, contact City of New Bedford's Department of Planning, Housing & Community Development at 508-979-1488 or visit
On Saturday, Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency for the entire state. While visiting some coastal communities Sunday, Baker said the storm raises big questions about whether Massachusetts is prepared for storms like this. "What can be done by the folks at the state level, what can be done at ...


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