NEW BEDFORD — City school officials want to make sure the new class of little ones enjoys “Smooth Sailing into Kindergarten.”One of their tools: a special welcome event held last week at the Buttonwood Park Zoo.New kindergarten students entering New Bedford Public Schools this fall were invited Aug. 4 to “join their soon-to-be classmates, school leaders and the animals at the Buttonwood Park Zoo for an event celebrating their start to school.”The free program for the incoming

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