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Market Basket Board Says Will ‘Seriously Consider’ Selling to ‘Artie T.’

Board members of the beleaguered Market Basket grocery store chain say they will ``seriously consider'' a proposal from its fired chief executive to buy the company as the chain faces a workers' revolt that has paralyzed its stores

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City Council Appoints Former Member, Current Employee, As City Clerk

The City Council appointed former councilor Dennis Farias to the position of city clerk Thursday night, with the body voting nine-to-two to accept Farias over Assistant Carver Town Clerk Elizabeth Nichols

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City Council Wants Update on Downtown Post Office Closure

The U.S. Postal Service is poised to shutter the downtown post office for good, and that's not sitting well with At-Large City Councilor Naomi Carney. Carney said it makes no sense that the post office will be moved out of downtown

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Officials: Complex Dartmouth Health Director Search Highlights Need for Change

Dartmouth is in the market for a new health director, and charter change crusaders are pointing to the selection process as yet another reason town government needs an overhaul.

That was Select Board Chairman Michael Watson, who wants the two boards to cooperate in finding a suitable candidate to replace outgoing Health Director Wendy Henderson

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New Bedford Bids Farewell to the Charles W. Morgan, Departure Delayed

A bittersweet day Sunday as New Bedford bid farewell to the historic whaling ship Charles W. Morgan. The ship capped a port visit that attracted thousands of tourists to the city with a ceremony and performance by Jimmy Buffet tribute band Changes In Latitude

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Officials: Mayan Community Standoffish Despite Outreach Efforts

Protecting Mayan workers from frequent night-time robberies and assaults is frustrating city officials, who aren't seeing as much engagement from people within that Central American community as they had hoped

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Crowd on State Pier for Official Welcoming of the Charles W .Morgan / Photo from City of New Bedford

New Bedford Officially Welcomes Back the Charles W. Morgan

The 173-year-old whaleship Charles W. Morgan was officially welcomed home to New Bedford Saturday. Speakers including mayor Jon Mitchell, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others hailed the occasion as a glorious day for the city

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Massachusetts SWAT Teams Tell ACLU They Are Private Corporations, Exempt From Public Records Law

The American Civil Liberties Union hit an interesting snag while trying to put together a nation-wide report on SWAT team usage. The Washington Post reports that the ACLU's Massachusetts chapter sent a number of public records requests to various SWAT teams across the state, many of which are run by regional law enforcement councils, and several of those councils responded that they are private corporations and therefore exempt from the public records law

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Photo from Ocean Explorium

Ocean Explorium, Zoological Society to Study Potential Merger

The Ocean Explorium and Buttonwood Park Zoological Society could eventually merge. The two organizations announced yesterday that they would launch a study into whether its feasible to bring the Explorium's programs into the zoo's operations

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Bay State Factories Can’t Find Enough Skilled Workers

Bay State manufacturers can't find enough skilled workers to man their factory floors. That's according to a new UMass Dartmouth survey which found one in three manufacturers reported having difficulty filling positions

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