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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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Kennedy Urges Americans To Speak Out Against Trumpcare

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy is making an impassioned plea for a health care system that families can rely on in times of crisis, pointing to a health scare in his own family...

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Fiscal Year Starts In Massachusetts Without A State Budget

BOSTON (AP) - The new fiscal year begins today and Massachusetts lawmakers have yet to approve a new state budget.

A six-member committee made up of members of the Massachusetts House and Senate failed to agree on a single compromise budget on Friday as the clock ran down on the 2017 fiscal year...

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Mass. Will Not Comply With Request For Voter Information

Boston (AP) - Massachusetts' top elections official say they won't be complying with a request for voter information from President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 election...

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Townsquare Sunday: Mattapoisett Road Race 2017

The July 4th Mattapoisett Road Race is coming up. Race Committee members Dan White, Bill Tilden and Bob Gardner speak about the 47-year old race on this week's edition of Townsquare Sunday...

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Townsquare Sunday / John Quinn
Townsquare Sunday / John Quinn

Townsquare Sunday: New England Regional Fishery Management Council

The Port of New Bedford is still the top-ranked fishing port in the United States, but commercial fishermen still face many issues. WBSM's Jim Phillips discusses those issues with John Quinn, the chairman of the New England Regional Fishery Management Council...

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Late Night Drag Racing Earns Fines And Citations From Police

This from New Bedford Police:

New Bedford Police issued a total of $7,000 in fines and cited 24 vehicles early Sunday after reports of drag racing near the Aerovox building, 167 John Vertente Blvd...

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