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I met Bobby Bruso at the first meeting I covered as Editor of The Advocate. It was a Selectmen's meeting in the middle of July, and the room was stifling. As two guys who found child-like enjoyment in pointing a camera at anything interesting, I found myself in conversation with Bruso at that meeting, and ...
Dock-U-Mentaries is a co-production of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and the Working Waterfront Festival. Films about the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month in the theater of the Corson Maritime Learning Center, ...

Head to the New Bedford Whaling Museum to check out the Nativity Preparatory Exhibition in the Harbor Gallery, plus a Local History Guild Lecture, “The Life and Times of Daniel Ricketson (1813-1898), Author, Intellectual, and New Bedford's Transcendentalist Roamer of Rural Byways.” Swing by the ...
NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Police narcotics unit took more than 70 grams of cocaine valued at about $7,000 off the street Tuesday, and arrested a New Bedford man, following an investigation into a cocaine distribution service being operated out of 490 Union Street, Apartment 1, and 9 McMurray ...
FALL RIVER - A 52-year-old New Bedford man with a lengthy history of drug dealing in the SouthCoast was sentenced to serve three to five years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced. Israel Gonzalez pleaded guilty last week in Fall River Superior Court to a ...
Newspaper announcement from the 1838 New Bedford Mercury advertising for a black abolitionist-owned grocery selling “free labor produce” (not produced with .... “Contradictions” is a good way to look at it, said Jan da Silva, cultural resource specialist at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

SOMERSET — Edmond Levesque's basement in his Somerset home looks like a museum of radios. Levesque has well over 200 radios, some of which date back to the 1920s. While the radios may not be in an official museum at this time, they are about to be moved to one that is run by the Antique ...
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center has begun a major research initiative, exploring the history and role of unions and other industry organizations from the 1930s to the present through a combination of archival research and oral history interviews. The resulting documentation will become part of the ...
There are times when you are shopping for a new home that you might end up owning a small part of your town's past. If you're looking to own a slice of New Bedford's history, then this week's Home of the Week introduces you to a quaint home located near New Bedford's historic district. Built in 1913 by ...
Lt. Cmdr. Catherine Repport hails from Westport and earned a commission into the United States Navy through the United States Naval Academy in 2002. Lt. Cmdr. Reppert is currently serving as the Commanding Officer of USS Ardent (MCM 12), a Mine Countermeasures ship consisting of an all-male ...
More than 400 students from New Bedford and Richmond, California, are featured in a new music video called “Black Made That” created by School Yard Rap and Big Picture Anthems. The song is from the black history album “Ourstory” by Griot B., which highlights inventions created by black Americans, ...
Each branch of the New Bedford public library will have the book to give out to anyone who holds a library card or signs up for one during the month of February. Poet and Hip Hop Artist Kane Smego: 11 a.m. Feb. 6, Jackson Art Center (H-Building) Auditorium, BCC Fall River campus, 777 Elsbree St. Kane ...
First Baptist Church is one of New Bedford's treasures playing a nationally significant and documented role in American history as a center of abolitionist activity and the site where Robert's Rules of Order were first developed. Henry Martyn Robert, as a member of the church, was the military engineer in ...
Through Jan. 29, the Black Spaces Matter: Exploring the Aesthetics and Architectonics of an Abolitionist Neighborhood exhibit at the Boston Architectural College McCormick Gallery is using historic New Bedford's architecture to tell the story of its former residents: abolitionists, freed slaves, and African ...
Always, it seems, in New Bedford, we go back to our harbor. It is far and away our most constant economic engine. It is far and away our identity and our history. It is New Bedford's great and mighty harbor. Jack Spillane is The Standard-Times' Sunday and editorial page editor. Contact him at jspillane@s-t.
That was the case in New Bedford with James B. Congdon in the 19th century. He not only was the leader of the modern day public school and free library movements in the city, he was an important abolitionist. Lee Blake and Carl Cruz are leaders such as Congdon. It was, in fact, Blake and Cruz who ...
NEW BEDFORD — In a marriage of art and history, the National Park is looking for your home movies. Yes, those gems you have stashed away in the closet or attic on VHS tapes or 8mm format. “Personal histories do matter. Achieving personal histories is important in preserving the institutional, familial, ...

This week, we're driving the 2018 Mazda CX-9, a three row SUV delivered in top class Signature dress with all-wheel-drive (AWD). Although listed as a midsize SUV, you'll feel like you're driving a full size SUV when you get behind the wheel. Built in Hiroshima, Japan, the history of the Mazda CX-9 finds its ...
“The architectural history is what drew us to New Bedford,” says Matz. They soon found the William Street storefront available for rent, and opened Intarawut Gallery in July 2017. At first, they weren't familiar with New Bedford's rich past as a textile center, or its textile connection through the artisanry program ...
NEW BEDFORD — The kickoff of Black History Month in the SouthCoast in February has a new partner: a loose coalition of groups, including the LGBTQ community, that will present a movie viewing and panel discussion about the acclaimed documentary “I Am Not Your Negro.” The film is narrated by ...
'Network to Freedom': Historical society, library seek to organize James Congdon's historical records .... Hide caption. A photograph of James B. Congdon is part of the Congdon papers at the New Bedford Free Public Library. [ PETER PEREIRA/THE STANDARD-TIMES/SCMG ]. Hide caption. New Bedford ...
New Bedford is whaling. It's impossible to understand the city's past and present without an appreciation of its rich whaling history. First-time visitors would do well to head to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. It's the world's largest, providing an exhaustive look into the history, implications, and influence of ...
... New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park was recognized as a United States National Historical Park and also the founding that same year of the New Bedford Historical Society (www.nbhistoricalsociety.org), which has focused its efforts on documenting and celebrating the history and contemporary ...
How does a nationally famous company simply disappear from history? During the height of the whaling industry, this massive company had nothing to do with whales. It was housed in the heart of what is now the New Bedford Whaling National Park along Union and North Water Streets. Their beautiful ...
Even another week (would be helpful).” The largest donation is $5,000 from a retired teacher at New Bedford High School, but the majority are in the range of $25 to $100, she said. The donors are either people who have a personal love for New Bedford and its history or a personal connection to the church ...
A#1 Crane owner, Patrick Carr, has Jerry Bettencourt open the doors to check in on the 14 bells he removed from the St. Lawrence Martyr Church on County Street in New Bedford. [ PETER PEREIRA/THE STANDARD-TIMES/SCMG ] ...
NEW BEDFORD — The kickoff to the winter LGBTQ film series that packed an intimate theater at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park showing “I Am Not Your Negro” created a space for discussion on race and sexuality Sunday afternoon. Over 60 people joined for the screening of the acclaimed ...
January Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series will present 'On the Waterfront' starring Marlon Brando on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. Dock-U-Mentaries is a co-production of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center. Films about the working waterfront are screened on the ...
6 on the dining room floor by his girlfriend in their New Bedford apartment, said Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III. She called 911 at 2 p.m., he said. Heroin and prescription drugs were found near him, Miliote said. He had a history of about three decades of ...
The trio of partners shares a proud connection to New Bedford, its community and its history. Harrington, a native of Taunton, also operates Boutique Fitness, a gym on Pleasant Street in New Bedford. Parrish, who grew up in Duxbury, worked as a marketing director in Boston before moving to New Bedford ...
Raymond Patnaude, a local NAACP board member who provided historical newspaper clips for this story, has gathered demographic information on the original New Bedford members from the 1920 Census. In addition to racial diversity, it shows members of varied occupations and economic standing ...
“The History of New Bedford Churches,” published in 1869, wrote of Dennison early in his career, “He is a zealous and faithful laborer and the present prosperity of the mission is in no small degree owing to his care and exertions.” For generation after generation, Denison Memorial was dedicated to the ...
It surely made whaling history enthusiasts of New Bedford a bit envious of the Seaport's prize artifact. But the New Bedford Whaling Museum has a grand feat of its own up its sleeve, one that could give the Morgan's 38th Voyage of 2014 a run for its money, for those interested in whaling history. The New ...
It is plain to everyone that murals have blossomed in New Bedford in recent years, especially downtown in the historic district. Lee Heald, director of AHA! (Art, History and Architecture), which is coming up on its 20th anniversary staging downtown cultural nights in the city, said the murals run the gamut from ...
... and portrays 240 scenes from New Bedford to New Zealand, illustrating what the artist wanted people to understand about a true Yankee whaling voyage. It is believed to be one of the longest paintings in the entire country. “It's an absolute treasure,” Michael Dyer, the museum's curator of maritime history, ...
(WPRI) — The New Bedford Whaling Museum is preparing to reveal a historic piece of artwork that a special team has been working for years to restore. This piece of artwork, titled ... “That really adds to the history of it,” Kate Tarleton, who worked on restoring the painting, said. “It's not a pristine, perfect ...
SOMERSET — Members of the Somerset Historical Commission looked at nearby communities with rich pasts like Fall River, New Bedford, Providence and Bristol, Rhode Island, and recently established an “historic building marker program.” The commission's first eligibility criterion is the structure must be ...
In an e-mail statement, Public Information Wayne Oliveira said that “the society is open to all who have an interest. You don't have to be a firefighter, just have an interest in history and the preservation of history.” For more information about the group or the meeting, contact Wayne Oliveira at 508-994-1428.
BOSTON — New Bedford's abolitionist history is highlighted in a new Black Spaces Matter exhibit at Boston Architectural College. The exhibit, “Black Spaces Matter: Exploring the Aesthetics and Architectonics of an Abolitionist Neighborhood,” focuses on the Nathan and Mary Johnson House and the ...
I learned a lot about New Bedford's history I probably wouldn't have learned otherwise. Plus, it was fun.” Since July 1999, AHA! (Arts, History, Architecture!) has celebrated the arts and culture of New Bedford each month, showcasing some 60 downtown venue partners, including galleries, museums and ...
I'll be honest: I never learned much about the 54th Massachusetts Infantry in school. I knew key word basics — New Bedford, Frederick Douglass, Civil War, first group of African-American soldiers. I didn't know the intricate backstory, how it came to be, or about early war correspondents George Stephens or ...
A new documentary film from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker David France, “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson,” will be screened at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's visitor center, 33 William st., Friday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m.. The film offers a look at the 1992 murder of Marsha P.
Dock-U-Mentaries is a co-production of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center. Films about the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. in the theater of the Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at New ...
“It's a rich site for cataloging New Bedford's early history,” said Lee Blake, president of the New Bedford Historical Society, who arrived at the site as the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. dig was wrapping up. “It's an educational opportunity for a lot of us,” she noted. Abolition Row Park, expected to be completed next year, ...
He was a voracious reader, a student of history, a public figure given to extreme introspection, a writer, and he became a president who should ...
New Bedford museum one of 12 winners of prestigious award ... the history of the American whaling industry, art and artists from the region, ...
Hatch Street Studios is located in a four-story brick building in New Bedford's historic North End. With a history as part of one of the most ...
Three gang members arrested in New Bedford .... Sanchez has a long criminal history, including charges of assault and battery on a police ...
(Arts, History and Architecture!) is a free family-friendly event held rain or shine ... Celebrate music made in NB with the New Bedford Symphony ...
New Bedford Mayoral Candidate Charlie Perry poses with Marie Maciel .... the election one of the most important in the history of New Bedford.


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