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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.
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Townsquare Sunday: 50’s Night in Downtown New Bedford 2017

Get ready for some fun at the 50's Night in Downtown New Bedford. Founder Joe Jesus talks about the July 20th event with WBSM's Jim Phillips...

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Improving Literacy Is The Goal At Dennison Memorial

Literacy is the focus this summer at Dennison Memorial Community Center in New Bedford's South End.

Speaking on WBSM's Townsquare Sunday, Dennison President Jim Mathes says the Center is working with the New Bedford School Department this summer...

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State Marks First Anniversary of Transgender Rights Bill

BOSTON (AP) _ Transgender rights activists are marking the first anniversary of a Massachusetts law guaranteeing transgender people can use restrooms and locker rooms corresponding with their gender identities...

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Townsquare Sunday: Dennison Memorial Community Center

The Dennison Memorial Community Center is one of the oldest community organizations in New Bedford. It's CEO, Jim Mathes speaks with WBSM's Jim Phillips about Dennison's mission and ongoing programs for kids...

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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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