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MA House Says Yes To Illegals But No To Adult Day Care

Last week the Massachusetts House rejected a budget amendment that would have denied state aid to sanctuary cities. The House also refused to consider an amendment to increase funding for adult day care services...

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Andrea Pittman and the kids

Is Mother’s Day Really Enough?

There are 365 days in a year and we set aside just one of them to thank mothers. Being one of four kids and being the father of six of my own, I’m of the opinion that motherhood is among the most awesome responsibilities in the world, the toughest of jobs and fosters  virtue in some cases where there was none...

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You Pay, But The Food Stamp Recipient Gets More

One of my producers recently commented that when he goes food shopping and spends $50, his refrigerator looks bare. Then he sees folks on food stamps with a full carriage and wonders how they're able to eat more than he, the contributor, to the EBT system...

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Jim Phillips Leaves WBSM One Last Time [VIDEO]

Jim Phillips is a creature of habit, and I'm sure he's been that way all of his 45 years in broadcasting.

In the time he's been here at WBSM, only a handful of people have witnessed what can only be described as a solemn, late-night ritual that Jim performs every time he leaves...

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More Ideas To Stop Panhandling [Video]

While tackling crime in New Bedford is the purview of the police department, the City Council continues to wage war against a non-crime---Panhandling...

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The End For A Very Special Place

It was with deep regret that I learned this week of the closing of The Rainforest Café in The Burlington Mall.  My wife and I had dinner there just last Sunday not knowing it would be the last time before the audio animatronic monkeys  and tigers and elephants would be silenced for good and the plastic foliage rolled up and taken away to make room for a furniture store...

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Photo by John Moore/Getty Images

New Bedford Delegation Supports State Aid To Sanctuary Cities

The Massachusetts House voted this week to reject an amendment to the FY17 budget that would have denied local aid to sanctuary cities.  The vote was strictly along party lines with New Bedford Democrats Robert Kozcera and Tony Cabral voting against the amendment...

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Jim Phillips Is Retiring. Why It Matters.

Long before there was CNN or The FOX News Channel, before cable TV was a household fixture and long before you could get instant information updates on your cellphone, there was Jim Phillips...

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Dartmouth Summer Concert Series Schedule 2016

A sure sign that summer is approaching is Dartmouth releasing the summer concert series schedule. Starting June 15th, Apponagansett Park on Gulf Road will welcome music lovers every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30...

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What I Learned In Haiti About The Value Of Education

Too many take education for granted, grousing about the cost and not appreciating it's worth.  Education is at the core of everything that is important to the future of our children and of our community...

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