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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 Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mayor: City Welcomes Education Commissioner’s Input

The state's Commissioner of Education is visiting New Bedford on Thursday, stopping at two of the city's underperforming schools for meetings with teachers, administrators and parents.

Mitchell Chester will start his day visiting classroom at the Parker Elementary School, which the state has designated as a level five school or chronically underperforming

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Health Connector Executive Director Jean Yang / Jim Phillips / TSM
Health Connector Executive Director Jean Yang / Jim Phillips / TSM

Health Connector Director Apologizes For Website Glitches

A news conference Wednesday focusing on the importance of people signing up for the state's "Health Connector" insurance program began with an apology....

Jean Yang, the director of the Health Connector program, is promising a far more workable website this year, but it won't be perfect

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Business owner Jessica Coelho chats with UMass President Robert Caret on Wednesday / Jim Phillips / TSM
Business owner Jessica Coelho chats with UMass President Robert Caret on Wednesday / Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass President Salutes Graduates On The Southcoast

The President of the University of Massachusetts system is highlighting the accomplishments of alumni during this year's bus tour around the state.

Robert Caret stopped at Tia Maria's Cafe in New Bedford's Historic District on Wednesday, owned and operated by UMass Dartmouth graduate Jessica Coelho

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From left to right. Top: Hairston, Frye. Bottom: Goshen, Garcia/Wareham Police
From left to right. Top: Hairston, Frye. Bottom: Goshen, Garcia/Wareham Police

Wareham Stabbing Victim Dies, Four Men Arrested

State and local Police in Wareham have arrested four men following a fatal stabbing Wednesday inside a local convenience store.

Police say they responded to a Cumberland Farms Store on Main Street, and found a 23-year-old man suffering from a stab wound

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Mass In Motion Encourages Exercise, Awareness With Walk/Bike to School Day

Students, parents and educators are walking or biking to school today in New Bedford. It's the annual International Walk or Bike to School Day.

Mass in Motion New Bedford coordinator Kim Ferreira says at least a dozen schools in New Bedford are taking part

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Jim Phillips / TSM

New Waste-To-Energy Facility At Crapo Hill Landfill

Municipal leaders from New Bedford and Dartmouth joined officials from the Common Wealth Resource Management Corporation Tuesday at the Crapo Hill Landfill to cut the ribbon for a new waste to energy facility

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Wareham Woman Charged With Possessing A Stun Gun

Two Wareham area residents are scheduled to face a judge following their arrest Monday night on various charges.

Interim Police Chief Kevin Walsh says officers made a vehicle stop on Onset Avenue, and arrested the driver, 25 year old Anthony Spinola of Onset on a outstanding warrent

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Getty Images

Obama: Plans For Additional Airline Ebola Screening Now Underway

With Ebola concerns growing, President Obama says plans are underway for additional airline passenger screening in West Africa and the U.S.

After a White House meeting with top health officials, the President again called the Ebola outbreak a significant national security threat

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Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images

Nine Clubs And Bars Found In Violation Of Sunday Opening Regulation

A city wide sweep Sunday morning of local bars and clubs in New Bedford turned up nine establishments that were open in violation of their liquor licenses.

All licenses in New Bedford limit Sunday openings to after 11am

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

City Officials Kick Off Health Insurance Education Program

The City of New Bedford is kicking off a new health insurance education program for kids and their parents, thanks to a grant from the National League of Cities.

The program was explained during a program Monday at Carney Acadamy

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