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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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Red Sox Manager John Farrell Has Lymphoma

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that he had a
''very treatable'' form of cancer and would take a medical leave to
deal with lymphoma.

The 53-year-old Farrell said Boston bench coach Torey Lovullo will
run the team in his absence

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Ninth gGrade graduates of the Sea Lab Program / Jim Phillips TSM
Ninth gGrade graduates of the Sea Lab Program / Jim Phillips TSM

New Bedford’s Sea Lab Holds Commencement

A commencement celebration in New Bedford saluting participants in the Sea Lab summer program, the city's marine science center in the South End.

The center honored its ninth grade participants who have been attending Sea Lab for several years

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SERTA To Add More Buses On New Bedford To Fall River Run

Beginning Monday, SERTA is adding more buses on its busiest route, New Bedford to Fall River with a stop at the Dartmouth Mall.

General Manager Market Burke tells WBSM's Brian Thomas, "right now a bus leaves New Bedford every hour on the hour, right up till 8 o'clock at night

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City Councilor Deborah Coelho with WBSM's Brian Thomas / Dan McCready TSM
City Councilor Deborah Coelho with WBSM's Brian Thomas / Dan McCready TSM

Councilor Wants Crackdown On Prostitution

City Councilor Deborah Coelho wants police to step up enforcement on prostitution in New Bedford.

She tells WBSM's Brian Thomas, she and other City Councilors have seen prostitutes gather and approach cars in the North End

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Some New Bedford Beaches Reopened For Swimming

The New Bedford Department of Public Health has announced that sections of East and West Beaches have been reopened for swimming as of Thursday, and the beach inside Fort Tabor Park has been reopened as well

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Jerry Dipoto / Photo by Matt Brown/Angels Baseball LP/Getty Images

Red Sox Hire Front Office Help

Former Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto
has been hired by the Boston Red Sox in a short-term consulting
role.

Dipoto will assist general manager Ben Cherington and the baseball
operations department in evaluating talent and assisting with
offseason plans, the Red Sox said

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John George’s Forfeiture Hearing Is Thursday

A forfeiture hearing is being held Thursday in Boston Federal Court on the U.S. Attorney's efforts to seize $1.38 million dollars in assets from former Dartmouth Select Board member John George.

George was found guilty in April of embezzling money from the Southeast Regional Transit Authority, while serving as President of the Union Street Bus Company

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Senate President Wants Lawmakers To Fund Body Cameras

Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg wants state lawmakers to approve funding to help local police departments try body cameras.

Rosenberg told The Boston Globe Wednesday that some cities and towns are already testing the devices

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Panel Gives High Marks To Elephant Program At Buttonwood Zoo

An independent panel of zoo experts has given the Asian Elephant Program at the Buttonwood Park Zoo high marks for its care of elephants Emily and Ruth.

Zoo Director Keith Lovett says the review was recommended by the U

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