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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.
Yoork Cueto (l) joins other new citizens at Naturalization ceremony Friday in New Bedford / Jim Phillips TSM
Yoork Cueto (l) joins other new citizens at Naturalization ceremony Friday in New Bedford / Jim Phillips TSM

Thirty-One New Citizens Take Oath Of Allegiance In New Bedford

The Immigrants Assistance Center in New Bedford hosted a naturalization ceremony on Friday, with 31 new citizens sworn in by Superior Court Judge Richard Moses.

They come from 11 different countries, including Pakistan, India, Lebanon and Portugal

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Mass. State Lottery

New Bedford Woman Wins $1 Million

A New Bedford woman has won a million dollars in the State Lottery's "Four-Million Dollar Jackpot" instant game.

Kelly Azeredo has chosen a one time cash payment of $650,000 after taxes.

She plans to use her winnings to buy a house

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Shots Fired Report In New Bedford’s West End

A shots-fired incident reported in New Bedford.  It happened Thursday around 9:30pm in the area of Park and Middle streets.

Det. Capt. Steve Vicente says Police received several 9-1-1 calls, and the shot spotter was activated as well

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Attorney General Maura Healey With Mayor Jon Mitchell outside 36 Liberty St. / Jim Phillips TSM
Attorney General Maura Healey With Mayor Jon Mitchell outside 36 Liberty St. / Jim Phillips TSM

Abandoned Housing Program Gives New Life To West End Home

The City of New Bedford has joined with its state and federal partners to revitalize another home in the West End, this time at 36 Liberty Street.

Mayor Jon Mitchell and Attorney General Maura Healey toured the renovated property, which was originally built in 1899

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Mass. State House / Getty Images
Mass. State House / Getty Images

State Lawmakers Approve Sales Tax Holiday For Aug. 15-16

Massachusetts appears on track for another sales tax holiday.

The House on Wednesday voted 136-20 and the Senate 27-11 to suspend the state's 6.25 percent sales tax on most items during the weekend of Aug

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Feeding Feast volunteers at Carne d'espito area / Jim Phillips TSM
Feeding Feast volunteers at Carne d'espito area / Jim Phillips TSM

Organizers Gear Up For 101st Feast Of Blessed Sacrament

The 101st Feast of The Blessed Sacrament in New Bedford promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The feast begins Thursday night and runs through Sunday and is considered to be the largest ethnic festival in North America

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Photo from New Bedford Police
Photo from New Bedford Police

Police Seize Two Guns And Drugs In New Bedford Raid

A New Bedford man is facing drug and gun charges.

Twenty nine year old Christopher Hansen of North Front Street was arrested Tuesday night by members of the Organized Crime and Intelligence Bureau

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Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images

John George Sentenced To Nearly 6 Years In Prison

Former Sate Representative and Dartmouth Select Board member John George has been sentenced to 70 months in federal prison, after being found guilty last April of embezzling federal funds from his subsidized bus company

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