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Committee on Ordinances

Problem Properties Ordinance Voted To Go To Full Council

The "Problem Properties' Ordinance in New Bedford moves on to the full Council after being passed by the Committee on Ordinances.

Council members voted on several changes to the much discussed ordinance, which will be re-drafted and voted on again in February

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City of New Bedford
City of New Bedford

New Ambulances Generating More Revenue For City

The City of New Bedford has acquired two new, state-of-the-art ambulances.

Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky tells WBSM News, the city has purchased two new vehicles in each of the past two years

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Getty Images

Boy Scouts Membership Is Down

Membership in the Boy Scouts of America is down more than seven percent following a new policy allowing openly gay youth to join.

Nearly two-point-four million youth participated in the program during the 2014 calendar year

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Boston Hospital Site of Actor Anthony Quinn''s Death

UPDATE: Suspect Dead in Boston Hospital Shooting

Update:  Police say a doctor was shot inside a prestigious Boston hospital before the gunman killed himself.
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says the physician was shot twice and suffered life-threatening injuries.

Evans says police were on the scene at Brigham and Women's Hospital within seconds after getting the first calls at about 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers conducting a room-by-room search found the suspect dead of a self-inflicted wound in an examination room. The gun was also found.

No names have been released, and Evans did not disclose a motive. He said the suspect wasn't a patient of the doctor.

The hospital, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, said in a statement the shooting took place in its Shapiro building, a cardiovascular care and research center.

 

The original story is below:

A male doctor has been shot at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

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Credit: New Bedford Police
Credit: New Bedford Police

Knifepoint Robbery At Joe’s

New Bedford Police are looking for a suspect following a knifepoint robbery of a convenience store Sunday afternoon.

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

South Coast Rail Website Re-Launched

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced the re-launch of the project website for South Coast Rail.

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Credit: Brian Thomas/TSM
Credit: Brian Thomas/TSM

Euphoria Lounge Fire

Damage estimates are between $15,000 and $20,000 following an early Tuesday morning fire at the Euphoria Lounge at 289 Acushnet Avenue.

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Military UFO Files Go Online

The Air Force files on UFOs have been declassified and are now online.

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Middle School Students And Families Invited to NBHS Open House

New Bedford High School is holding an Open House Wednesday night, and is inviting middle school students and their families from across the city. The event runs from 6-8pm.

School officials said in a press release,  the Open House will highlight the high school's rigorous academic programs, its career academies in such areas as Engineering, Finance and Information Technology, and the largest selection of Advanced Placement classes in the area

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Neilson Barnard // Getty Images
Neilson Barnard // Getty Images

MTV Airs in Black and White for MLK Day

MTV is set to have a full day of black and white programming, initiates #TheTalk trend.

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