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Family brings cookies, smiles to stations

Talk about a sweet visit! The Figueiredo family _ mom Rebecca, daughter Molly, 11, and son Connor, 9, visited the city’s police and fire station Wednesday July 18 to bring gifts of cookies. They received a tour of police headquarters where they enjoyed a cookie with Chief Joseph Cordeiro and talked with motorcycle officer John…

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Eagle Scout candidate helps veterans

Dakota Chixarro, an Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 3, New Bedford, is reaching out to veterans. A part of becoming an Eagle Scout is planning and conducting a service project .He decided to create a drive for veterans and donate all the collections to the Veterans Transition House in New Bedford. He has assembled a…

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Officer Kurtis Gonsalves makes a splash with impromptu camp visit

Officer Kurtis Gonsalves recently made an impromptu visit to the summer camp at Holy Family Holy Name School, where youngsters were enjoying some water events on a hot, humid day. Chief Joseph Cordeiro was happy to hear of the officer’s visit. “I’m loving it,” said Chief Cordeiro. “Keep up the good work Officer Gonsalves.” Photo…

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State announces initiative to educate parents about vaping

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health today launched its first statewide public information campaign to educate parents of middle and high school-aged children about the dangers of vape pens and e-cigarettes. The campaign, The New Look of Nicotine Addiction, seeks to spread the word that these high-tech products are harmful, that they contain nicotine which…

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Dog park safety seminar June 28

The dog park is open! Learn how to keep your dog safe and content at the park during a free seminar from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at Hazelwood Senior Center, 553 Brock Ave. The seminar is presented by Harmonious Hounds and is sponsored by New Bedford Animal Control, New Bedford Coalition for Animals, New…

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Chief Cordeiro to receive leadership award from recovery initiative

Congratulations to Chief Joseph Cordeiro, who will receive a leadership award at a ceremony June 27 from the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) Since June 2015, P.A.A.R.I. has grown into a national movement of law enforcement agencies who believe in treatment over arrest and incarceration. P.A.A.R.I.’s third annual Leadership Awards serve as an…

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Family services unit represented at celebration of seniors

  Sgt. Pamela Melo and domestic violence advocate Camille Anderson attended the Bristol County Celebration of Seniors Friday, June 15 at Whites of Westport. The day-long event focused on issues of interest to seniors, including dementia care, elder abuse, estate planning and other topics and was presented by Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn…

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Residents warned of scammers claiming to be from PACE

We have been receiving reports of yet another scam in the city. Scammers are going door to door claiming to represent PACE and asking for utility bills and account numbers. Officials at PACE have asked us to remind the public that these people do not represent PACE. PACE provides assistance with home heating and electricity…

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Officer Stephen Brown brings safety talk and smiles to day care

Officer Stephen Brown received a warm thank you from the children and staff at Days of Discovery day care following his recent visit there to meet the youngsters and talk to them about safety. He showed the children how to dial 911 and told them to tell an adult if a stranger tries to talk…

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Hiring for program coordinator

Here is a job opportunity PROJECT COORDINATOR GRADE 12    $18.95 – $26.78 Police FUNCTION:   The Program Coordinator will serve as the program manager for the grant as well as the Liaison between the Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office. He or she will facilitate meetings, coordinate programmatic updates, reports, and correspondence, as well…

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