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Jim Phillips

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.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Ernestina-Morrissey Restoration About To Begin

City leaders and benefactors are hoping for smooth sailing for the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey in the years ahead.

More than 50 supporters of the vessel gathered at the Whaling Museum Thursday to mark the start of a $6 million restoration project, funded by the state and private doners

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Matt Camara TSM
Matt Camara TSM

Alves Proposes Lottery Ticket To Help Pay For Southcoast Rail

New Bedford City Councilor David Alves wants the state to establish a lottery ticket to help raise money to pay for the Southcoast Rail Project.

Alves is proposing that the tickets be sold in Eastern Massachusetts only, but he says if state lawmakers from our region could muster the support for a statewide ticket, he wouldn't be opposed

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Carrot Cake
Leslie Banks

Kathleen Place Phillips’ Holiday Carrot Cake [RECIPE]

My wonderful wife doesn't wait till the holiday season to make a carrot cake.  She can "whip one up" any time of the year and no one complains.  To me, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting seems like a good thing on Christmas.

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Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Rajon Rondo Traded To Dallas

The Dallas Mavericks traded for Rajon Rondo
on Thursday, dealing three players and two draft picks to the
Boston Celtics for the All- Star point guard, according to multiple
reports.

The Mavericks landed Rondo amid reports the Celtics were talking to
several other teams about a possible trade, including the Houston
Rockets

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Mayor Jon Mitchell testifies at Fisheries Council hearing / Greg Desrosiers / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell testifies at Fisheries Council hearing / Greg Desrosiers / TSM

Mitchell Testifies At New England Council Hearing

Members of the New England Regional Fishery Management Council were in New Bedford Tuesday night, listening to suggestions from the community on the best ways to manage fisheries in the North Atlantic

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Nasketucket Bay / Photo from Mass. DCR and Buzzards Bay Coalition
Nasketucket Bay / Photo from Mass. DCR and Buzzards Bay Coalition

Conservation Project Protects 410 Acres Around Nasketucket Bay

More than 400 acres of land surrounding Nasketucket Bay in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett are being preserved and turned into a state park, thanks to the work of the Buzzards Bay Coalition and the state Dept

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Photo by Gleb Shchelkunov/ Kommersant Photo via Getty Images
Photo by Gleb Shchelkunov/ Kommersant Photo via Getty Images

More Sanctions Coming Against Russia

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says President Obama will likely sign a bill slapping more sanctions on Russia by week's end.

Earnest told a briefing that the costs on Moscow will continue to increase as a result of Russian incursions in Ukraine

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Photo from NOAA
Photo from NOAA

State Authorizes $1 Million For State Pier Project

The Patrick Administration is making another major investment in New Bedford, this time at the State Pier.

Rep. Wililam Straus of Mattapoisett, co-chair of the Committee on Transportation, says the state is putting up $1 million to install refrigeration in one of the State Pier warehouses

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Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.
Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.

Fairhaven Police Investigate 12 Breaks Into Cars Over Past Month

Fairhaven Police are warning residents to lock their cars even when they're parked in their driveway.

Sgt. Kevin Kobza says more than a dozen breaks into cars have been reported over the past month, and in most of the cases, the cars were unlocked

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Teacher Assaulted At New Bedford High

A teacher at New Bedford High School was assaulted last week.

According to School Department spokesman Jon Carvalho, the incident happened last Thursday morning.

Carvalho says a female teacher found four girls in a classroom with the lights off, smoking

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