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Donation boxes at all stations to fill with unwrapped toys

It’s the season of giving and New Bedford Police and Safe Zones are joining forces again this holiday season to collect unwrapped toys for children in need. Donation boxes are in place at all police stations, Station 1, 572 Pleasant St.; Station 2, 168 Cove St.; Station 3, 781 Ashley Blvd. and police headquarters, 871…

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Recently retired Officer O’Shea honored

Recently retired New Bedford Police Officer Terence J. O’Shea received a shadowbox reflecting his police career, a commendation from U.S. Rep. William Keating and the gratitude of Chief Joseph Cordeiro on his recent retirement. Officer O’Shea was appointed a police officer in 1983 and retired March 17, 2018. The entire department wishes him good health…

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Basketball program unites police, community, middle schoolers

New Bedford police , community members and middle school youngsters are hooping it up through a new program, Cops, Kids, Community Development program, which pairs middle school kids with our officers and other community members through their shared love of basketball. The first practice was held at the Christian Fellowship Center on Nov. 16. The…

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NBPD mourns former Capt. L. Rene Rochefort

We are sorry to report the loss of one of our beloved retirees. L. René Rochefort, 95, of Fairhaven died November 17, 2018 at Alden Court Nursing Home.  He was the husband of the late Alice M. (Limacher) Rochefort.  Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Adelard J. and Anna M. (Tremblay) Rochefort,…

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Portuguese American Police Association members deliver turkeys

We are grateful this Thanksgiving week to members of Portuguese American Police Association.   They visited Stop & Shop on Dartmouth Street Monday morning Nov. 19 to purchase turkeys and trimmings, at discounted advertised prices, for their Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. The turkeys were funded through association fund-raisers.   Association members picked up and distributed 110…

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Retired Sgt. Ralph Gioiosa passes away

We are sorry to report that retired New Bedford Police Sgt. Ralph Gioiosa, Jr., 87, of Fairhaven died November 4, 2018 unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Hospital.  He was the husband of Dolores E. (Medeiros) Gioiosa, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.  Born in New Bedford, son of the late Ralph and Julia (Camaioni)…

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Beware of calls requesting credit card information

The City of New Bedford Treasurer’s Office reports that residents are receiving calls from people claiming to represent the treasurer’s office. The caller tells them that they owe back taxes and that they need to provide a credit card number.  These calls are scams.  The treasurer’s office reminds the public that they NEVER request payment…

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NBPD adds to the fun of fun run at Ashley School

We were happy to participate Friday, Oct. 19 at the fun run at Ashley School. The run, sponsored by the parent-teacher organization PATHS (Parents and Teachers Helping Students), is a major fund-raiser for PATHS. Student received online pledges for every lap they walked or ran (or in some cases danced!). New Bedford Police officers joined…

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