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Boston Pops Show And Fireworks Moved Up

The Boston Pops annual July 4th concert and fireworks show attended by thousands is being moved up a day because of potential heavy rains ahead of Tropical Storm Arthur.

Organizers and public safety officials said Wednesday afternoon the celebration is being rescheduled to what appears to be the best of two potential bad weather days

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Homeland Security Grant Will Help Fire Departments

Three local fire departments are sharing a $387,000 Homeland Security grant. Fire departments in Fairhaven, Onset, and Chatham will use the money to purchase new equipment. The grant was announced Wednesday by Mass

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Vatican Upholds Bishop’s Decision To Close St. John The Baptist

It appears the fight by a group of parishoners to keep open the historic St. John the Baptist Church in New Bedford is nearing an end.

According to the Anchor, the newspaper of the Fall River Diocese, the Catholic Church's highest judicial body has upheld Bishop George Coleman's decision to close St

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Calls On Congress To Act On Immigration Reform

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the talk has gone on for long enough; its time for Congress to get moving on immigration reform.

Speaking on his weekly radio show Wednesday night, Mitchell said it was time to bring people out of the shadows and for Congress to act

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Photo by Randy Risling/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Homeland Security Seeks More Security At Some Foreign Airports

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is ordering increased security measures at some overseas airports offering direct flights to the United States.

The Homeland Security Department would not immediately say Wednesday whether the increased measures were in response to intelligence about a specific threat

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Michael Valdez

UMass Fireworks Postponed

Predictions of torrential rains Thursday night and Friday has prompted UMass Dartmouth officials to postpone the University's Annual Freedom Festival celebration on campus.

UMass spokesman John Hoey

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New Law Protects Mass. Domestic Workers

People who hire nannies, caregivers and other domestic workers in Massachusetts must now adhere to established labor standards and other worker protections.

The bill signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick defines domestic workers as individuals who provide in-home services including housekeeping, laundering, cooking and even companionship

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Animal Attacks Boy In Rehoboth

A 12-year-old Rehoboth boy is recovering after being attacked by what authorities think was a fisher cat, a member of the weasel family.

Wes Brown was bitten on the leg and hand while throwing a football with his cousin during a family cookout at about 9 p

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Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Watching The World Cup — Thumbs Up

I haven't seen much of the World Cup tournament, just a game here and there.  But on Tuesday I did have the chance to watch the entire Belgium-USA contest and honestly, it was a joy.  Here's a recap of my experience:

00:44  USA Goalkeeper Tim Howard made the first of his 16 saves, the highest total for World Cup goalkeeper in 50 years

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Jewelry at the Fairhaven Homecoming
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Summer Means Craft Fairs, Shopping And Jewelry

I had a great time last Saturday visiting the Fairhaven Homecoming Fair. The weather was beautiful, the streets were packed with friends I hadn't seen in a long time and the vendors had plenty of items for sale.

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