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Market Basket Board Studying Options

The Market Basket board says it is continuing to evaluate several offers to buy the embattled supermarket chain among other ``strategic alternatives.''

The statement Tuesday said it is considering an offer last week from ousted CEO Arthur T

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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park/Facebook
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park/Facebook

Mitchell Excited About Donations To Aid Ernestina

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the announcement that two philanthropists have agreed to donate $2.8 million for a complete restoration of the schooner Ernestina is good news for New Bedford and the Cape Verdean community

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Photo by Roger Lemoyne/Getty Images
Photo by Roger Lemoyne/Getty Images

Leader Of Hamas Military Wing Rules Out Quick Cease Fire

The shadowy leader of the Hamas military wing says in an audiotape that his group will not cease fire until its demands are met.

Mohammed Deif's remarks were broadcast late Tuesday on Al-Aqsa TV, the satellite station of Hamas

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Jim Phillips-TSM
Jim Phillips-TSM

New Mural Brightens North End Neighborhood

Another display of public art in New Bedford --- This time on the walls of a highway overpass on Belleville Avenue in the North End.

The mural is called "School of Cod" and shows a colorful school of fish swimming through elm trees

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Getty Images

Lawmakers Seeking $40 Million To Renovate Statehouse

Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the Statehouse.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he's seeking up to $20 million for repairs to the 160-seat House chambers, including what he called wiring and flooring issues

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.  Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Feds Hold Tribal Recognition Hearing In Mashpee

American Indians attending a Tuesday hearing at the Mashpee Wampanoag community center on Cape Cod said they support the federal government's plan to make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition

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Beauty Throughout History

I came across a blog post* about how the ideal woman has changed over time. It described the standards of beauty in different eras, and it was actually very interesting.

For instance, did you know that paleness was so deeply coveted in the 1400s that women went to great lengths to whiten their skin? Methods such as mercury and lemon juice were used back then

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Bride and groom
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Just Married, Just Met!

My sister and I were flipping through channels last night and landed on Lifetime, of course. We were captivated by this TV show called "Married at First Sight."  This social experiment features 3 newlyweds who were scientifically matched by 4 experts: a sexologist, a clinical psychologist, a spiritual counselor, and a sociologist

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Photo by Scott LaPierre/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Scott LaPierre/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Revere Tornado Causes Extensive Damage

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down just north of Boston.

Revere Deputy Fire Chief Mike Viviano says the fire department in that coastal city has received dozens of calls reporting partial building and roof collapses, and downed trees and power lines

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Ivory Coast v Portugal: Group G - 2010 FIFA World Cup
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Feast or Fast?

Everyone is excited about the Madeira Feast coming to New Bedford this weekend. I have never been to the feast, but I hear wonderful things about it. Out of all the aspects of the feast, it seems like everyone is most looking forward to the food!

The only problem is that I am a poor excuse for a Portuguese person because I am a picky eater

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