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Investigators Determine Cause Of Fatal Boston Fire

Officials say sparks from a welding operation next to a Boston brownstone caused the blaze that killed two firefighters last week.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says officials are confident the fire was not intentional

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Local Easter Family Fun

If you’re looking for some Easter family fun this month, we’ve listed a few options for you! Here are some opportunities for you to meet the Easter Bunny, eat pancakes, or go on an egg hunt or two

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Grilled Cheese getty images

Americans Love Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese is still an American classic for a reason. 

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John Tlumacki / Getty Images

Application Deadline Pushed Back For Region C Casino

The state Gaming Commission now says it will push back the next deadline for casino applications in the Fall River-New Bedford area to at least late September.

At a meeting at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Thursday, the Commission pushed back an application deadline in Southeastern Massachusetts from July 23rd to at least Sept

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TSM - Work has begun at Water and Union Street

Intersection Improvement Projects Underway In New Bedford

Its a busy time of the year for the Department of Public Infrastructure in New Bedford.

Commissioner Ron Labelle tells WBSM News, a number of intersection improvement projects are beginning, including one at the bottom of Union Street Downtown

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State Wants To End Smoking In Public Housing

The Patrick Administration is moving to stamp out smoking in public housing.

The Department of Housing and Community Development on Thursday issued guidelines to all 240 local housing authorities urging them to develop smoke-free housing policies within their state-aided public housing units

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David Letterman Announces He’s Retiring From Late Night in 2015 – Updated

During a taping of tonight's 'Late Show', host David Letterman announced to a shocked studio audience that he would be retiring in 2015 after his latest contract ends.

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Holder Urges Balanced Approach In Dealing With Heroin Crisis

Attorney General Eric Holder says the government needs to deal differently with the heroin epidemic than it did with the crack cocaine crisis decades ago.

Holder told a Senate committee Thursday that a ``balanced approach'' involving treatment, education and enforcement is needed to confront the country's heroin crisis and avoid mistakes made during the widespread use of crack

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Grossman Pushes Pre-K Education

State treasurer and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steven Grossman is urging business leaders to support a universal pre-kindergarten program for all of the state's children.

In a speech on Thursday to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Grossman called for creation of a public-private partnership that would provide the resources to place some 30,000 children into pre-K programs who are now on state waiting lists, including many from low-income families

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Harvard Releases Report On Marathon Bombing

A new report on the emergency response to the Boston Marathon bombings was largely positive but criticized law enforcement for the chaotic gunfight in which one suspect was killed and a police officer seriously injured, saying it lacked coordination

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