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More Schools Will Remain Open On Good Friday

A trend is forming that is keeping more and more public schools open on Good Friday.

Old Rochester Regional Public Schools has decided for the first time to open schools this Good Friday.

Meanwhile, across the Rhode Island border, a problem is developing in Cranston, where over 200 teachers and 40 assistants in Cranston are requesting Good Friday off. The Superintendent  is thinking of canceling school.

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Disney Icon Replaced [VIDEO]

Disney Dining reported some big news today. The "world" famous Cinderella Castle will receive a makeover and a new name. "Elsa’s Ice Palace" will replace the Disney icon as of September 8th of this year

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Be honest; do you text and drive? Do you fiddle with your GPS while the vehicle is in motion? Do you pay more attention to what song is playing on the radio or iPod than your surroundings? We all think the same thing: "It will only take a second

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training ship Sagres / Photo by: MyLoupe/UIG via Getty Images
training ship Sagres / Photo by: MyLoupe/UIG via Getty Images

Portugal’s Tall Ship Sagres To Visit New Bedford In July

The Portuguese tall ship "Sagres", which serves as a training vessel for Portugal's Navy, will be making a stop in New Bedford this summer.

State Rep. Antonio Cabral tells WBSM News, the Sagress will be making stops along the East Coast, before coming to New Bedford in early July

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Report: Egypt, Nigeria Led World In Death Sentences In 2014

Amnesty International says Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total.

The human rights group's latest annual report says 2,466 people in 55 countries were sentenced to death in 2014

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Ambassador Robert Sherman / TSM
Ambassador Robert Sherman / TSM

U.S. Ambassador To Portugal Visits UMass Dartmouth

The U.S. Ambassador to Portugal made a stop at UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday.

Robert Sherman was appointed Ambassador about a year ago. He told a crowd of about 100 students and faculty members assembled in the Claire T

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Additional Arrests Made Related To Boston Marathon Bombing
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Closing Statements Set For Monday In Tsarnaev Trial

The defense has rested its case in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tsarnaev's lawyers ended their case Tuesday after calling just four witnesses.

The trial was continued till Monday when closing statements will be presented

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Courtesy of City of New Bedford

New Bedford Housing Office Receives State Recognition

New Bedford's Office of Housing and Community Development has received an award from MassHousing.

The Outstanding Partner Award was recently awarded to the New Bedford office for it's commitment to homeownership, homebuyer dedication, homebuyer education, lead paint removal, and other services

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