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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.
Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

North End Councilor Jim Oliveira Will Not Seek Re-Election

Ward One City Councilor Jim Oliveira will not be a candidate for re-election this fall.

Oliveira has served six years as the Councilor for the far North End, but now he says its time to move on...

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UMass Dartmouth Hands Out 2,100 Degrees At Commencement

More than 2,100 degrees were handed out Saturday to UMass Dartmouth  graduate and undergraduate students.  According to the University, the graduates come from 29 countries, and 20 different states in this country...

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Townsquare Sunday: Medical Marijuana Dispensary

A plan for a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in New Bedford is moving forward. Beacon Compassion Centers is hoping to build a dispensary off Hathaway Road, and they're planning a public meeting on May 25 to talk about it...

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Mayor Mitchell: City Faces Tight Budget Year In Fiscal 2018

Mayor Jon Mitchell and his financial team are putting the finishing touches on the proposed Fiscal 2018 New Bedford City Budget to be submitted to the City Council this week...

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Photo by Keith Bedford for The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Keith Bedford for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Lawmakers Consider Extending Serving Hours At Casinos

BOSTON (AP) _ Last call at casinos is proving to be a tough call for Massachusetts lawmakers.

Tucked into a proposed $40.5 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 is language that could allow Massachusetts casinos to serve liquor to gamblers until 4 a...

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