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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.
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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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Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Getty Images

Baker Supports Minimum Wage Hike

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker is backing an increase in the state's minimum wage to $10.50 per hour, but says it should be coupled with tax breaks for individuals and small businesses

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Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Offense Slumbers As Bay Sox Lose, 4-2

The New Bedford Bay Sox are still looking for their first win of the season, after dropping their home opener Saturday night, 4-2 to the Ocean State Waves at Paul Walswh Field.

The Bay Sox scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the first, but their offense was held in check the rest of the way, while Ocean State scored two runs apiece in the second and sixth innings

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Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Grossman: May spend $9 Million To Win Democratic Primary

Democratic candidate for governor Steven Grossman says he may spend as much as $9 million to win his party's primary.

Grossman was required to submit the self-imposed limit as part of the state's public campaign finance law

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Property Owner Agrees To Clean Tisbury St. Yard

A New Bedford man has signed an agreement, pledging to clean up his North End property over the next week.

The city's Neighborhood Task Force visited 19 Tisbury Street on Wednesday after receiving complaints about debris and unsanitary conditions in the back yard

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