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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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Clergy Members Push For Minimum Wage Increase

A group representing clergy from around the state is urging lawmakers to agree on a bill that not only raises the minimum wage but also ties future increases in the wage to inflation.

Massachusetts Faith Voices met Thursday with representatives of House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray and delivered a letter signed by 344 religious leaders of several faiths

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CBS Selects Colbert To Replace Letterman

CBS is wasting no time filling the seat David Letterman is vacating behind the "Late Show" desk. The network has announced current Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert as Letterman's successor. The news comes just one week after Letterman announced his plans to retire next year

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Ortiz’s Home Run Lifts Sox Over Rangers 4-2

David Ortiz hit a three-run homer high over the Pesky Pole in the eighth inning, helping the Boston Red Sox rally for a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.

Ortiz's second homer was heading down the right-field line before it curled around the pole just 302 feet from home plate

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New Bedford Receives HUD Grant To Combat Homelessness

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding the City of New Bedford $1.8 million to address homelessness in the city.

Programs for the homeless are administered by the City's office of Housing and Community Development and the New Bedford Homeless Service Provider Network

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Union President: Teacher Investigation “Outrageous”

The head of the New Bedford Educators Association says he's outraged that teacher Joanne Maura is being investigated by the school administration following an incident last month where a student threw a chair at her desk

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