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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.
Republican candidate for Lt. Governor Karyn Polito at WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Republican candidate for Lt. Governor Karyn Polito at WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Polito Backs Baker on Fisherman’s Story

Karyn Polito , the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor made a stop on the Southcoast Thursday, talking up the Baker-Polito ticket prior to election day.

Speaking on WBSM's mid-day magazine, Polito discussed the emotional story told by Charlie Baker at a recent debate, about a meeting on the docks with a New Bedford fisherman

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Mayor Mitchell Remembers Tom Menino

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has died following a battle with cancer. Menino left office earlier this year after announcing his retirement.

Menino visited New Bedford in 2012, and built a relationship with Mayor Jon Mitchell

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Photo by Heather Charles/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images
Photo by Heather Charles/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images

Breast Cancer Awareness Should Be Year Round

I live with a couple of women (wife and daughter), who voice complaints every year when they get their notice to schedule a mammogram.  According to them, the procedure is uncomfortable.  They often ask, why  they have to do this every year?   There are two important reasons as I see it:  To catch breast cancer at an early stage, and keep them alive

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TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

New Bedford Health Officials Encourage Residents To Get Flu Shots

The New Bedford Health Department is encouraging local residents to get their flu shot....

That's Andrea Paleologos, the Public Health Nursing Supervisor in New Bedford. She says a flu shot is still the best way to protect yourself from getting the flu

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Carl Berstein (L) and Bob Woodward after eulogizing their former Executive Editor, Ben Bradlee. / Getty Images
Carl Berstein (L) and Bob Woodward after eulogizing their former Executive Editor, Ben Bradlee. / Getty Images

Newspaper Giant Ben Bradlee Remembered

Two of his best-known colleagues at the Washington Post -- Woodward and Bernstein of Watergate fame -- are among those who've paid tribute today to Ben Bradlee at the funeral of the newspaper's longtime executive editor

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Getty Images

New Bedford Remains The Nation’s Top Fishing Port

NOAA has released its annual report on Fish-Landings In The U-S, and the Port of New Bedford is again the top fishing port dollar-wise in the nation. It's the 14th year in a row that New Bedford has been number one

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Ends With Candlelight March And Service

The tree outside New Bedford City Hall was covered with pink lights Tuesday night symbolizing the ongoing effort to end domestic violence.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Women's Center Director Pamela Macleod-Lima is hoping the message is sinking in

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Firefighters Honored For Bravery

The State's 25th annual ceremony honoring bravery by firefighters in Massachusetts recognized four members of the New Bedford Fire Department.

Among those receiving Medals of Valor were Lt. Mark Raposa and Firefighter Matthew Forand for life-saving actions while battling a house fire on Dartmouth Street earlier this year

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Website photo from UMass Dartmouth SMAST
Website photo from UMass Dartmouth SMAST

SMAST Launches Ocean Glider To Study Water Properties In Mid-Atlantic

An ocean glider belonging to the UMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology will begin a 250-mile trip on Tuesday, studying water properties in the Mid-Atlantic, between Cape Cod and Cape Hatteras

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Attorney Lesley Rich / Jim Phillips / TSM
Attorney Lesley Rich / Jim Phillips / TSM

Judge Hears Arguments On Request To Halt Fall River’s Recall Election

A judge hears arguments on whether the recall election to remove Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan from office should be allowed to go forward.

Attorneys for the petitioners and Mayor Flanagan appeared before Judge Thomas McGuire on Monday, who pledged to rule as quickly as possible

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