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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 ...



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