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Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester addressing School Committee Thursday Night / Jim Phillips / TSM
Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester addressing School Committee Thursday Night / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Chester Encouraged By Visit To New Bedford

Mass. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester says he's encouraged by what he saw Thursday in New Bedford's underperforming schools.

Chester visited both the Parker School and New Bedford High School

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Michele Furtado / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Michele Furtado / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Fairhaven Woman Brings Fight Against Common Core To New Bedford

When state Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester drove up to the Parker School in New Bedford Thursday morning, he was greeted by Michelle Furtado of Fairhaven, a staunch opponent of the Common Core education standards in Mass

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Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images
Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Twenty-Six Members Of Congress Want Travel Ban From West Africa

Over two dozen lawmakers on Capitol Hill want travelers from West Africa banned from the U.S. until the Ebola outbreak is under control.

Twenty-three House Republicans and three Democrats have sent a letter to President Obama that asks the State Department to impose a travel ban and restrict visas issued to people from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

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Credit: Acushnet Fire Department Facebook Page
Credit: Acushnet Fire Department Facebook Page

Prison Guard Pulls Three People From Burning Car

A prison guard who pulled three people from a burning car shortly before it became engulfed says he didn't have time to think of his own safety.

Rui Gouveia, of Fairhaven, was on his way to the state prison in Bridgewater, where he works as a correctional officer, on Tuesday night when a car passed him and crashed

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Credit: Thinkstock Photos
Credit: Thinkstock Photos

Mattapoisett Drinking Water Notice

 

The Town of Mattapoisett says coliform bacteria was detected in the town's drinking water.

A notice released by the Water Department says the coliform bacteria was found in four samples in a group of twenty samples that were taken in September.

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Attempted Robbery In New Bedford

A 25-year-old New Bedford man received a cut on his bicep during a robbery attempt Wednesday night.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says the man was walking near County Street and Penniman Street around 11 p

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National Dessert Day
Thank you to Mercy Meals and More for this thoughtful treat!

National Dessert Day

This is the day I got to talk about dessert for 4 hours and indulge my sweet tooth. National Dessert Day is now and shall forever be a glorious occasion.

We asked listeners what their favorite desserts are and the list ran from chocolatey to fruity

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Socks with Sandals
Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

#TBT: Socks with Sandals

Y'all know I love HerCampus.com for its words of wisdom and fashion advice for college gals. One of their latest blogs "Make It Work: Socks With Sandals," showcases a bold new trend that's not so new.  In true "Throwback Thursday" fashion, we're revisiting this 90s look with a twist.

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Joint Base Cape Cod Credit: Base Website
Joint Base Cape Cod Credit: Base Website

Bond Set For 1 of 3 Asylum-Seeking Afghan Soldiers

An immigration judge has set a $25,000 bond for the release of one of three Afghan military officers accused of leaving a training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod to seek asylum in Canada.

All three soldiers appeared Wednesday inside the federal detention facility near Buffalo, New York, where they are being held on immigration violations and facing deportation

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

Mayor: City Welcomes Education Commissioner’s Input

The state's Commissioner of Education is visiting New Bedford on Thursday, stopping at two of the city's underperforming schools for meetings with teachers, administrators and parents.

Mitchell Chester will start his day visiting classroom at the Parker Elementary School, which the state has designated as a level five school or chronically underperforming

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