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Three department members receive promotions at special ceremony

We are proud to recognize our three recently promoted department members. They were officially promoted at a ceremony Tuesday Oct. 17 at a ceremony at Keith Middle School. Lt. Amos Melo was officially promoted to captain, Sgt. Robert Holmes Jr. to lieutenant and Officer Paul Fonseca to sergeant. Capt. Melo began his career with the…

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Junior Police Academy youngsters learn about marine unit

Members of the Junior Police Academy took to the water Saturday to spend time with and learn about the New Bedford Police Department marine services unit. The youngsters, ages 11 to 13, took a ride on the police boat and learned about the work and responsibilities of the members of the marine services unit. The…

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Public’s help sought in identifying suspect

New Bedford Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a Sept. 23 robbery at Gallery 65, 65 William St. A witness told police that a woman entered the store, demanded money and reached into a drawer and stole money. The suspect was described as a black woman in her 20s,…

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Junior Police Academy introduces youngsters to policing

They don’t wear badges but boys and girls ages 11-13 will receive an inside look at the world of the New Bedford Police Department through the newly reestablished Junior Police Academy, Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The first session was held Oct. 4 at the Andrea McCoy Recreation Center. Youngsters were introduced to the program…

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“What is Addiction?” offers information, support

The Bridge: A Center for Hope and Healing, 351 Elm St., Dartmouth, is hosting “What is Addiction?” from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24. The program provides information and support to those struggling with addiction, their families, friends, advocates and concerned family members. The program is free but registration is required by calling 508-997-0903.

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Two events set to observe Domestic Violence Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Women’s Center is hosting two events this month. Tonight _ Monday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. _ a proclamation will be read and a tree in front of City Hall will be lit in support of domestic violence victims and their families. On Tuesday, Oct. 24, a candelight…

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Opioid epidemic to be subject of discussion

A discussion on solutions to the national epidemic of opioid use and abuse will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Rev. David Lima will be the moderator. Speakers will represent a variety of agencies and organizations and will include Chief Joseph Cordeiro.

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Coffee with a Cop serves up community bonding

Here’s an idea we hope will perk you up: The chance to have coffee with a cop. Every year at this time, police departments across the country join forces with their communities to serve up coffee and conversation during national Coffee with a Cop day. The New Bedford Police are expanding the concept this year…

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