City of One window awarded best holiday spirit

We are so proud to report that our City of One window at Bristol Community College at 188 Union St. was awarded the best holiday spirit winner in the Deck the Windows program. The award is presented to Lt. Scott Carola, Lindsey Merolla and Aria Wolkowicz for their terrific design. Of course it wouldn’t have […] Read more »

Junior Achievement students visit police station

New Bedford must continue to come together as a “City of One” to increase public safety across our community and it will take the efforts of the dedicated team of professionals within the New Bedford Police Department and citizens alike to ensure that our community succeeds in this important pursuit. That is the message that […] Read more »

City to address dangerous use of recreational vehicles

In an effort to create safer streets for the people of New Bedford, Mayor Jon Mitchell, members of the New Bedford City Council and New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro announced Monday Nov. 21 that they are working together to put in place a new City ordinance that will address the dangerous use of recreational […] Read more »

Police help serve early Thanksgiving dinner

Members of the New Bedford Police Department stepped up once again to support the community. Police Sgt. Nathaniel Rodriguez, far left, put out the call for volunteers to help serve Thanksgiving dinner Saturday for those who might otherwise not have one. Officers Steve Alers and Steve Gwozdz, Lt. Scott Carola and his mother, Margaret Carola, […] Read more »

Licensing board sets holiday alcohol hours

The New Bedford Licensing Board has set the hours for the sale of alcoholic beverages for Thanksgiving Eve and Day, Christmas Eve and Day and New Year’s Eve and Day. On Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, Nov. 23, hotels, restaurants, taverns and clubs may operate on normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Retail package […] Read more »

Active shooter drill Nov. 19

An active shooter drill will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19 at New Bedford Third District Court, 75 N. 6th St. in the downtown section of the city. The drill will feature four to five scenarios being played out by the New Bedford Police Department, New Bedford Fire Department, New Bedford […] Read more »

Officer Dean Lawrence grand marshal of Veterans Day parade

The City of New Bedford and the New Bedford Police Department are proud to announce that New Bedford Police Officer Dean Lawrence will serve as the grand marshal and keynote speaker of the 2016 Veterans Day parade. Officer Lawrence served 21 years in the U.S. Army, including active duty and reserves. He served in Operation […] Read more »

Open house Nov. 10 at Station 3

NEW BEDFORD _ On Thursday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon, the public is invited to meet Capt. Thomas Flood at Station Three, 781 Tarkiln Hill Road. This event is the latest in a series of meet-and-greets at the city’s police stations to offer residents the chance to learn more about the workings of […] Read more »

Police Chief Cordeiro among speakers at domestic violence vigil

New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro was among the community members who lit candles and participated in a vigil in memory of domestic violence victims across the state. The vigil, which was held Oct.  25, was the latest in a series of observances in October to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness month. The candlelight procession began […] Read more »

Americans’ respect for police at 49-year high

Americans’ respect for police has reached its highest level in nearly 50 years. More than three in four Americans, or 76 percent, have a “great deal of respect’’ for the police who patrol their communities, according to a Gallup poll taken in October. This is the highest figure reported by Gallup since 1967. Gallup found an […] Read more »