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WBSM News Director Jim Phillips is a New Bedford native who's been covering local news in the region since 1973. Jim worked at WBSM for 11 years in the 1970's and 80's before joining "Local Cable News," Channel 13 in Fall River. He served as News Director there for 22 years, coverng crime, politics and human interest stories. When the program ended in 2006, Jim happily accepted an offer to rejoin WBSM. Jim and his family live in North Dartmouth.
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Dartmouth Indians Earn Division 3 Super Bowl Berth

Dartmouth High School is loving the new MIAA Football Playoff System.  The Indians came from behind on Saturday and defeated previously unbeaten Walpole, 20-16.

The win puts Dartmouth in the Division Three Super Bowl on December 6th at Gillette Stadium against Melrose

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Parnets and students seek information at Family Welcome Center / Jim Phillips / TSM
Parnets and students seek information at Family Welcome Center / Jim Phillips / TSM

Family Welcome Center Holds Open House

An Open House Friday at the Family Welcome Center in the Paul Rodrigues Administration building on County Street.

Dozens of school department employees and their community partners attended.

The Center offers a variety of services to families entering the New Bedford school system

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Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers
Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers

Forbes Says Boston Is Smartest City In U.S.

According to Forbes.com, Boston is ranked first on its list of smartest cities in America.

The list is based on the number of residents with bachelor's degrees or higher from 2000 to 2013 among 380 metropolitan statistical areas

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Photo by John Normile/Getty Images
Photo by John Normile/Getty Images

No NFL Game In Buffalo This Weekend

There will be no NFL game in Buffalo this Sunday between the Bills and Jets.

The league issued a statement saying it is in the process of rescheduling and relocating the game due to public safety concerns over the heavy snowfall

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Panel Awards New Bedford Firefighters New Contract

The New Bedford Firefighters Union has a new three year contract, thanks to a state appointed arbitration panel that approved the terms of the deal.

The award runs through June 28th of 2015, and calls for a 7

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Photo Fairhaven Fire Dept.
Photo Fairhaven Fire Dept.

Smoke And Water Damage Extensive At Fairhaven Fire

A smokey fire late Monday afternoon Fairhaven kept firefighters busy for about 90 minutes.

Smoke from the fire at 12 Howland Road could be seen miles away in neighboring New Bedford.

Fire crews responded to Nye Lubricant-New Bedford Thread Company shortly after 3:30 and faced a wave of thick smoke, and an activated sprinkler system inside the building

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Supt. Durkin explains goals to School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
Supt. Durkin explains goals to School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

Durkin Sets Goals For 2014-15 School Year

New Bedford Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin is setting her goals for the current school year.

Durkin outlined her agenda before the School Committee Monday night.

Durkin said her goal continues to be a 40% reduction in the number of students rated as "needing improvement" or "unsatisfactory" in the state's standardized test

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Getty Images

New Research Equipment Unveiled At UMass Dartmouth

A new piece of research equipment at UMass Dartmouth is the first of its kind in Southeastern Massachusetts.

A duel source single crystal x-ray diffractometer was unveiled Monday at the campus Research building

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