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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: Medical Marijuana Dispensary

A plan for a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in New Bedford is moving forward. Beacon Compassion Centers is hoping to build a dispensary off Hathaway Road, and they're planning a public meeting on May 25 to talk about it...

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Mayor Jon Mitchell
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Mayor Mitchell: City Faces Tight Budget Year In Fiscal 2018

Mayor Jon Mitchell and his financial team are putting the finishing touches on the proposed Fiscal 2018 New Bedford City Budget to be submitted to the City Council this week...

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Photo by Keith Bedford for The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Keith Bedford for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Lawmakers Consider Extending Serving Hours At Casinos

BOSTON (AP) _ Last call at casinos is proving to be a tough call for Massachusetts lawmakers.

Tucked into a proposed $40.5 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 is language that could allow Massachusetts casinos to serve liquor to gamblers until 4 a...

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Pot-Laced Brownies Send Five Middle-Schoolers To Hospital

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) _ Police in Massachusetts say a 13-year-old middle school student was arrested after giving marijuana-laced brownies to several classmates who became sick and were taken to the hospital...

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Aaron Hernandez trial
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Prison Records Show Hernandez Was A Gang Member

BOSTON (AP) - Newly released prison records say ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez was a member of the Bloods street gang.

A death report released Friday by Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr...

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Townsquare Sunday: Homeless Service Providers Network in New Bedford

Homelessness is a chronic problem in New Bedford, but there are many people working on it. Reverend David Lima, a member of the Homeless Service Providers Network in New Bedford was a guest on Townsquare Sunday...

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Townsquare Sunday: Buzzards Bay Coalition Summer Events and Programs

Summertime brings with it lots of activity in and around Buzzards Bay. Deb Hood, Event Manager for the Buzzards Bay Coalition joined Townsquare Sunday host Jim Phillips with a rundown of Coalition events and programs...

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