Photos of the Day: Scenes from Day One of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, 7-30-15

Scenes from the opening day of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament in New Bedford, MA.

Rock group Candlebox headlined the festivities Thursday evening as the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament kicked off.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Rock group Candlebox headlined the festivities Thursday evening as the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament kicked off. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Rock group Candlebox headlined the festivities Thursday evening as the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament kicked off.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Rock group Candlebox headlined the festivities Thursday evening as the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament kicked off. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Groupo Folclorico dances away as rain sweeps in during opening night of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Groupo Folclorico dances away as rain sweeps in during opening night of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

A woman tries on a Madeiran hat during the opening of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

A woman tries on a Madeiran hat during the opening of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

A shadow of a cross appears on a barrel of Madeiran wine from last year at the start of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

A shadow of a cross appears on a barrel of Madeiran wine from last year at the start of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Guitars hang at the entrance of Immaculate Conception Church at the start of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Guitars hang at the entrance of Immaculate Conception Church at the start of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday evening. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

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Breaking Photos of the Day: Ruth Street Artillery Shell Scare, 7-29-15

New Bedford fire and police officials were alerted to 41 Ruth Street where a possible live artillery shell round was found in a wooden shed on the premises Tuesday afternoon.

The corner of Cleveland and Ruth Streets were cordoned off as police and fire officials respond to a possible live artillery shell found at 41 Ruth Street Tuesday afternoon.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

The corner of Cleveland and Ruth Streets were cordoned off as police and fire officials respond to a possible live artillery shell found at 41 Ruth Street Tuesday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Fire and police officials emerge from a wooden storage shed on 41 Ruth Street where a possible live artillery shell round was found Tuesday afternoon.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Fire and police officials emerge from a wooden storage shed on 41 Ruth Street where a possible live artillery shell round was found Tuesday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

A door to a wooden shed on 41 Ruth Street is left open after fire and police were alerted to a possible live artillery round found in the buidling Tuesday afternoon.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

A door to a wooden shed on 41 Ruth Street is left open after fire and police were alerted to a possible live artillery round found in the buidling Tuesday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Photos of the Day: New Bedford’s 10,000th Pot Hole, 7-29-15

The city of New Bedford this morning filled in its 10,000th pot hole this year.

New Bedford Department of Public Infrastructure worker Arthur Correia loosens up gravel that will be used to fill in the 10,000th pot hole the city has repaired this year.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

New Bedford Department of Public Infrastructure worker Arthur Correia loosens up gravel that will be used to fill in the 10,000th pot hole the city has repaired this year. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

New Bedford Department of Public Infrastructure worker Arthur Correia, left, rakes over gravel and tar as Felix Fernandez, right, waits to add more asphalt as they fill in the 10,000th pot hole the city has repaired this year.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

New Bedford Department of Public Infrastructure worker Arthur Correia, left, rakes over gravel and tar as Felix Fernandez, right, waits to add more asphalt as they fill in the 10,000th pot hole the city has repaired this year. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell listens to Department of Public Infrastructure employee Felix Fernandez explain how to use the apparatus that will fill in the 10,000th pothole the city has repaired this year Tuesday morning.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMED SPECIAL

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell listens to Department of Public Infrastructure employee Felix Fernandez explain how to use the apparatus that will fill in the 10,000th pothole the city has repaired this year Tuesday morning. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMED SPECIAL