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Jim Phillips

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.

Townsquare Sunday: Crystal Springs

Crystal Springs in Assonet is looking for public support for an upcoming golf tournament. CEO Kathleen Lovenbury and Director of Administration Lucy Pacheco visit Townsquare Sunday...

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Townsquare Sunday: New Bedford Community Health Center

Cheryl Bartlett is the new CEO of the New Bedford Community Health Center. She talks with WBSM's Jim Phillips about the Center's mission and an upcoming Health Fair...

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TSM/Dan McCready

Finnerty Will Not Seek Re-Election To School Committee

New Bedford School Committee member Lawrence Finnerty says he will not seek re-election this fall.

Finnerty tells WBSM News he's been wrestling with the decision for awhile, but a recent vacation with his grand-children convinced him it was time to step down...

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Police lights by night

Church Street Crash Injures Four

A section of Church Street in New Bedford looked a little like the scene of a demolition derby early Saturday.

New Bedford Police say a car operated by 21 year old Mason Medeiros was traveling northbound on Church Street at a high rate of speed, when it collided with two parked cars in the area of 1005 Church Street...

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Carlos Rafael Sentencing Delayed To September

BOSTON (AP) _ The sentencing of a fishing magnate dubbed ``The Codfather'' will have to wait until September.

Carlos Rafael was indicted on more than two dozen counts, including tax evasion and falsifying fishing quotas, last year...

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