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Jack Peterson

Jack Peterson, AKA Captain Jack, is one of WBSM's most versatile personalities.  Jack is equally at home doing the play by play of high school football and basketball, gathering, writing and broadcasting news, or filling in for WBSM talk show hosts.  A 51 year broadcast veteran, Jack started his career in Lowell, MA as a DJ and has been on the air in New Bedford for the past 34 years.  He has also been Master of Ceremonies at many local charity events including the United Way awards banquet, Special Olympics and the Otto Graham and Dave Cowens Achievement Awards.  His hobbies include sports (watching, not playing), reading and the entertainment industry.  Jack has lived in New Bedford with his wife of 28 years, Lynne (AKA 1st Mate Lynnie), with their 11 year old Beagle/Foxhound/Pointer/Lab mix dog, Chloe .
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Scituate Ups Tobacco-Buying Age To 21

The new minimum age to buy tobacco in Scituate will be 21 as of May first. The town's board of health voted Monday night to increase the age, and to limit the use of e-cigarettes in public places. A handful of other towns in the state have increased the minimum age to 21 and several others have upped the age to 19

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Mass State House
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Right To Die Law

Supporters of legislation that would allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults the right to self-administer life-ending drugs are making their case at the Statehouse. Advocates say they plan to deliver almost 7,000 petitions signed by Massachusetts residents in favor of the legislation to lawmakers today

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Richard Davey

Massachusetts Transportation Chief Says Pass The Bond Bill

State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey is pressing the Massachusetts Senate to approve a transportation bond bill, warning further delays could delay critical projects. In a letter on Monday to Senate President Therese Murray and all other members of the chamber, Davey said contracts have already been awarded for 51 projects, including Southcoast Cummutor rail, totaling about $261 million, but work can't begin until the Legislature authorizes borrowing

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God Milk Ad

Dairy Industry Shelving “Got Milk?”

The national dairy industry is wiping off its white mustache. The Milk Processor Education Program says its dumping the "Got Milk?" ad campaign it's used for nearly 20 years. The industry's new tagline is, "Milk Life," which emphasizes milk's nutritional benefits

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Gambling Chips

Casino License Timetable May Be Pushed Back

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission says it may have to push back the timetable for awarding the sole eastern Massachusetts resort casino license. Because of a possible conflict of interest, the panel has cut ties with a contractor that had been helping review surrounding community petitions for casino proposals in Everett and Revere

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Suffolk Downs
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Casino Vote Tuesday In Revere

Revere residents will decide the fate of a proposed casino at Suffolk Downs Tuesday. Supporters and opponents spent the weekend trying persuade voters. Mohegan Sun has pledged to spend more than one-billion-dollars to put a casino on the Revere side of Suffolk Downs

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Middleboro Town Hall
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Middleboro Vandalism

Middleborough Police are investigating vandalism involving swastikas and obscenities spray-painted on 10 cars and several homes early Sunday morning. According to Middleboro Police, while on patrol, an officer found spray paint on numerous cars and houses on Warren and West End Avenues

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