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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.
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Fall River Resident Pleads Guilty To Stealing Public Money

A Jamaican citizen living in Fall River will be sentenced December 20th after pleading guilty in Federal Court to passport fraud, two counts of theft of public money and misrepresenting a Social Security number...

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Surprise! Primary Election Day Is Thursday

There is a primary election across the state on Thursday, but here on the Southcoast, very few people are talking about it.  

One reason for the low level of interest is the lack of contested races on the ballot...

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Photo by Jim Phillips / Town Square Media
Photo by Jim Phillips / Town Square Media

DaSilva Held Without Bail On Murder Charge

A man accused of killing his 19-year-old daughter is being held without bail following his arraignment in New Bedford District court.

Forty-five-year-old Walter DaSilva is accused of shooting his daughter, Sabrina DaSilva multiple times on the evening of July 3rd outside her apartment on Bedford Street...

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Candleworks Building, N. Water Street
Candleworks Building, N. Water Street

Candleworks Building To Host New Italian Restaurant

 

The historic Candleworks building in Downtown New Bedford has been sold, and a new restaurant is planned at the North Water Street site.

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