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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.
TSM - Kathleen Dawson, new NBHS headmaster, speaks with reporters during School Committee meeting.
TSM - Kathleen Dawson, new NBHS headmaster, speaks with reporters during School Committee meeting.

New Leadership Team For NBHS Introduced

An Assistant Headmaster at the O'Bryant School of Mathmatics and Science in Boston has been named the new Headmaster of New Bedford High School. 

Kathleen Dawson begins her new job on April 1st

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TSM - New Bedford City Hall

Councilors Get Few Answers On City Finances

Councilors grilled City Finance chief Ari Sky and Solicitor Mikaela McDermott at Monday night's Fnance Committee meeting about city finances, but came away with few answers. 

Councilors pressed Sky and McDermott about how the potential $1

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Construction To Begin For Slots Parlor

The company that was awarded a license for the state's first and only slots parlor says it is ready to start construction on the facility.
 
    Penn National Gaming announced on Monday it planned to hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday at the Plainridge harness race track in Plainville

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More On Dartmouth Street Fire

Two people are rescued from a South End home following an early morning fire Saturday morning. 

The fire to the two story woodframe building at 322 Dartmouth Street was reported just after four o'clock when a 9-year old occupant of the home was awakened by smoke alarms and called 9-1-1

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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant / Getty Images

Activists To Push for Closing Of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant

Residents from across Cape Cod are planning to converge on the Statehouse to call on Gov. Deval Patrick to help shut down the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth.
 
    Activists are tying their visit Monday to the eve of the third anniversary of the meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plants in Japan

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Grand Jury Indicts Two In Human Trafficking Case

Two Fall River residents have been indicted in connection with a human trafficking ring on the SouthCoast  Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Friday that 38 year old Olivia "Missy" Lara was indicted by a Bristol County grand jury on three counts of trafficking in persons under the age of 18 for sexual servitude

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Downtown Post Office Hearing is March 18 At City Hall

The Downtown Post Office in New Bedford belongs to the U-S Postal Service, but local elected officials are taking a keen interest in that building's future. 

The City Council's Committee on Appointments and Briefings will meet with postal service officials on March 18th to hear about their plan to close the building and re-locate retail postal services to a smaller storefront Downtown

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Education Commissioner Unveils Parker School Turnaround Plan

The Commissioner of Education has issued a four-point plan to improve academic acheivement at the struggling John A. Parker School in New Bedford. 

The state declared Parker a "level five" school last year, one of only a handful of "chronically underperforming" schools in Mass

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Pentagon: 20,000 Russian Troops In Ukraine

The Pentagon estimates there are now about 20,000 Russian troops in Ukraine, as additional forces have gone into the country over the last week.
 
    Rear Adm. John Kirby says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Ukraine Defense Minister Ihor Tenyuh on Friday

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Wife Of Yankee Legend Yogi Berra Dies

The wife of legendary New York Yankee Yogi Berra is dead. 

Carmen Berra passed away at the age of 85 Thursday night at an assisted living complex in New Jersey.  A family spokesperson says she died of complications from a stroke she suffered earlier this year

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