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Mitchell Pleased With CPA Approval

With the support of the voters, the City of New Bedford is moving ahead with the Community Preservation Act. The act places a 1.5% surcharge on property tax bills, excluding the first assessed $100,000

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Wareham Police Department

Wareham Police Investigate Stabbing at Silver Lake Motel

Wareham Police say they are hunting for two men who were allegedly involved in a disturbance at the Silver Lake Motel on Cranberry Highway.

Interim Police Chief Kevin Walsh says police responded to the motel early Wednesday following a disturbance in room 139

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Patrick and Baker Begin Transition Talks

Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and the man who will succeed him, Republican Charlie Baker, have met for first time since Baker's narrow election victory over Martha Coakley.

The two huddled privately for about 45 minutes in Patrick's office on Wednesday to discuss the transition of power on Beacon Hill

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Baker Says He’s Ready To Get to Work

Republican Gov.-elect Charlie Baker says he's ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work after defeating Democrat Martha Coakley in one of the closest gubernatorial elections in recent state history

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

U.S. Transfers Guantanamo Prisoner To Kuwait

. American officials say a Kuwaiti national who's been jailed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for more than a decade without ever being charged "does not pose a significant threat to the United States."

The Defense Department announced today that Fouzi Khalid Abdullah Al Awda is now in the hands of the government of Kuwait

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Fishing Industry Remains Central To Economy Of Gaza Strip
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Plenty of Catfish in the Sea

I came across this unbelievable post from MTV about a dating site creating FAKE profiles to lure users into upgrading their memberships. Some of the rates were as high as $30 a month! Yes, JDI Dating catfish

State Election Results

Here's the results of Tuesday's State Election In Massachusetts as of 2:20am.

^U.S. Senate
2,148 of 2,173 precincts - 99 percent
x-Ed Markey, Dem (i) 1,268,429 - 62 percent
Brian Herr, GOP 775,241 - 38 percent
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^Governor
2,148 of 2,173 precincts - 99 percent
x-Charlie Baker, GOP 1,023,674 - 48 percent
Martha Coakley, Dem 988,061 - 47 percent
Evan Falchuk, Uni 70,383 - 3 percent
Scott Lively, Ind 18,877 - 1 percent
Jeff McCormick, Ind 15,878 - 1 percent
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^U.S. Ho

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Incumbent Markey Defeats Curren In 9th Bristol District

Rep. Chris Markey of Dartmouth is thanking his supporters and campaign volunteers for helping him in his victorious re-election campaign.

Markey easily defeated Patrick Curren of Dartmouth in the 9th Bristol District, which includes the town of Dartmouth and two precincts in New Bedford

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Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images
Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images

GOP’s Charlie Baker Elected Massachusetts Governor

Republican Charlie Baker has been elected governor of Massachusetts, defeating Democrat Martha Coakley and three independent candidates to reclaim the state's top political office for the GOP.

The 57-year-old Baker is the former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Congressman Bill Keating
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Bill Keating Wins Re-Election In 9th Congressional District

Democratic U.S. Rep. William Keating has won his re-election bid, defeating Republican challenger John Chapman in Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District.

After last year's Boston Marathon bombing, Keating pushed for an amendment to encourage stronger intelligence sharing among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies

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