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Conference Looks To Aid LGBT Community

A conference Tuesday on serving the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people attracted dozens of human service providers at Whites of Westport.

The conference was titled "Open Minds, Open Doors," and was sponsored by The Women's Center in New Bedford

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Affleck And Garner Ending Marraige

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are calling it quits.  The couple is getting divorced after ten years of marriage.

TMZ reports that they are working with a mediator to divide up their assets and take care of custodial issues before they actually file for divorce

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Report: Inmates Made Dry Run Before Escape

One of the New York prison escapees claims he staged a test run before actually breaking out of the Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6th.

David Sweat told investigators he made a dry run the night before he and Richard Matt made their elaborate escape from the prison in Dannemora

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At 45 Brett Favre Says He Could Still Be Productive Player In NFL

Brett Favre isn't planning a comeback, but the retired quarterback believes he could still be a productive player in the NFL.

The now 45-year-old tells "Sports Illustrated" he can still make all the throws he made before, he just can't throw it as far

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USOC Is Sticking With Boston

U.S. Olympic Committee leaders say they're sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics.

The USOC board met Tuesday to discuss the Boston bid, which has been troubled by tepid polling data and active opposition

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Mass. Plane Crash Update: NTSB Investigators Find Possible Cause

A federal investigator says there was internal damage to the engine of a small plane that crashed into a Massachusetts home and burned, killing three people on board.

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Doug Brazy said at a briefing Wednesday investigators found a hole in the engine's crankcase but don't know the cause

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More Mosquito Spraying In New Bedford

The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will be conducting targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes early Thursday morning in New Bedford.

According to a press release, the spraying will take place in and around city parks from 2am to sunrise

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Massachusetts Lottery On Track To Set Sales Record

BOSTON (AP) _ The Massachusetts Lottery is on track to set a record, with sales closing in on $5 billion for the 2015 fiscal year that ends Tuesday.

Officials said the final sales figure for the year will likely be just shy of that figure.

As of Saturd

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Keating On July 4th Terror Threats: “There’s Reason To Be Concerned”

The FBI and Homeland Security came out this week, warning of increased terrorist communication activity ahead of the Independence Day weekend. Both entities say there is a heightened concern of terror attacks targeting Fourth of July celebrations

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School Dept. Makes The Grade In Community Survey Preliminary Results

The New Bedford School Department conducted its second annual Community Survey and saw over a 300% increase in participation from staff, families, and community members compared to last year's.

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Curt Spalding (left), Jon Mitchell, William Keating. Photo by Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Curt Spalding (left), Jon Mitchell, William Keating. Photo by Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

EPA Awards New Bedford $600K in Brownfield Grants

The City of New Bedford can now begin assessment of some key investment properties that contain levels of contamination. The City has been awarded $600,000 dollars in two separate grants from the EPA to take a closer look at the former Payne Cutlery and Elco Dress site, as well as several lots along the riverwalk in the upper harbor

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TSM | TC

Downtown New Bedford’s 24th Annual 50′s Night Returns This July

If you're from the Greater New Bedford Area you've probably been to a few of Joe Jesus' popular 50's Night  held each July in Downtown, New Bedford.  This is the 24th year that good ol' Joe is holding the event and like every year before it, it promises to be the biggest one yet. "It just keeps growing every single year!"   This year's event will be Thursday, July 16th with festivities started at 5pm.

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