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Red Sox To Honor Marathon Bombing Victims And First Responders

The Red Sox will hold a special ceremony Sunday night to observe the anniversary of the Boston Marathon tragedy. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. Eastern before Boston's 7:05 game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park

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TSM - Route 18 in New Bedford
TSM - Route 18 in New Bedford

Bond Bill Contains Funding for Southcoast Rail And Route 18

A newly passed Conference Committee version of a Transportation Bond Bill includes hundreds of millions of dollars for projects in the Southcoast.

The big ticket item of course is $2.3 billion to extend commuter rail service to New Bedford and Fall River

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TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L)
TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L)

Durkin Plans Forum On School Violence

Following an apparent bullying incident this month at Normandin Middle School where a student was seriously hurt, Supt. Pia Durkin is planning a forum to discuss school violence.

Durkin says an anti-bullying program is stressed in all middle schools, but schools can't do it alone

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Photo:  Bridgewater State Hospital
Photo: Bridgewater State Hospital

Massachusetts Psychiatric Prison Under Scrutiny

A nonprofit watchdog group has launched an investigation into the treatment of inmates at Bridgewater State Hospital psychiatric prison.

The state Department of Correction confirmed Wednesday that lawyers from the Disability Law Center arrived at the medium-security prison Tuesday to meet with administrators, gather records, and meet with patients

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Southcoast Dr. Gagnon

Your Health Matters WBSM [AUDIO]

Once a month we are joined on WBSM by a doctor from Southcoast Health System to talk about their specialty.  This month we were joined by Dr. Patrick Gagnon MD, and Sue Oliveira to talk about oral cancer and what to look for and a screening that will be happening on April 29th from 10:30 to 3:00 at 114 McArthur Boulevard in New Bedford

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"The Crazy Ones" Press Conference

News of a Sequel to a Beloved Family Comedy

We are very excited to hear the news of a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel. It's been 21 years since the original comedy starring Robin Williams was released. (Kasey made us feel really old when she declared that she was only 1 when it came out in theaters

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Jeff Swensen / Getty Images

Obama and Biden Announce Job Training Program

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are touting job training programs. Speaking at a community college in Pennsylvania, the President said more people need to be trained for better jobs. He unveiled plans to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for job training programs

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Cem Ozdel / Getty Images

Hoax Suspect To Undergo Mental Evaluation

The mother of a man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings says her son has a mental disorder.

Joie Edson tells The Associated Press her son Kevin ``Kayvon'' Edson has bipolar disorder

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Alan Trautwig/ Getty Images

Marathon Organizers Stress Security

Organizers and law enforcement officials are urging Boston Marathon spectators to leave backpacks and other bags at home. They also say crowds will be limited at the finish line where two bombs exploded a year ago

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Convicted Arsonist Gets Break On Jail Sentence

A Brewster man with a history of mental illness and substance abuse problems has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for burning down a Cape Cod church.

Adam Finnegan was also sentenced this week in Barnstable Superior Court to 10 years of probation

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