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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.
Mayor Mitchell with top NBHS students.  Photo from City of New Bedford
Mayor Mitchell with top NBHS students. Photo from City of New Bedford

NBHS Graduates Honored For Academic Achievement

Mayor Jon Mitchell is again honoring the top ten academically ranked seniors at New Bedford High School. The students on the "Mayor's List" received awards Wednesday during a ceremony at the downtown Art Museum

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Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford City Clerk’s Job Re-Posted

The City of New Bedford is re-posting the job of City Clerk on its website.

City Council President Joseph Lopes was referring to former Councilor Denis Lawrence who was considered a front-runner for the job, but withdrew his application without explanation on Monday

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UMass Panel Votes To Freeze Tuition And Fees

A University of Massachusetts panel has approved a freeze on tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students for the 2014-15 academic year.

The unanimous vote Wednesday by the UMass Board of Trustees' finance committee likely paves the way for a second consecutive year without tuition increases for most undergrads at the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Lopes To Release Schedule For Hiring New City Clerk On Wednesday

New Bedford City Council President Joseph Lopes says he'll release his schedule for hiring a new City Clerk around lunch-time on Wednesday.  After meeting with the city's personnel director, Angela Natho, Lopes says he finalized the plan last night

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Dennison kids celebrate / Facebook
Dennison kids celebrate / Facebook

Jim Mathes To Lead Dennison Memorial

There is a new President and C-E-O at Dennison Memorial Community Center in the South End.

Dennison officials announced Tuesday that Jim Mathes has been hired to lead the agency, which provides education and recreation programs for young people in that part of the city

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Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images
Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images

NY Knicks Name New Coach

Derek Fisher is the new head coach of the New York Knicks. The team introduced Fisher at a press conference today. Yahoo Sports reports the deal is for five years and worth 25-million-dollars.

Fisher replaces Mike Woodson, who was fired at the end of the regular season

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Denis Lawrence Withdraws Application For City Clerk’s Job

Former City Councilor Denis Lawrence has informed the Council President, he is withdrawing his application for the position of City Clerk.

The news of Lawrence's decision has greatly saddened Ward Three Councilor Henry Bousquet

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Photo by Tim Shaffer/Microsoft via Getty Images

Hempe Named New C-E-O Of Gr. New Bedford WIB

The Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board has hired a new C-E-O..  The Chairman of the investment board, Peter Muise, announced that George Hempe will take over, effective June 23rd.

Hempe has 15 years experience managing workforce investment boards of Pennsylvania and California

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Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Cybercrime Big Drain On Global Economy

A new study says cybercrime costs the global economy almost half-a-trillion dollars a year.

The study, co-sponsored by security software company McAfee, says losses to the United States, China, Japan and Germany totaled 200-billion dollars in 2013

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