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OPINION | Barry Richard: People, Put Down The Phone!

I was in the bank this morning when a woman walked up to the teller next to mine.  The woman had her cellphone cradled between her left shoulder and ear and talked endlessly into the phone while rifling through some papers intended for the teller...

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Dartmouth Town Hall

What’s Your Locality’s Demonym?

First off, this has absolutely nothing to do with demons, but it has everything to do with what they call people from your city or town or other locality...

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OPINION | Brian Thomas: Chicago Public School System’s Plan is Ingeniously Sinister

Here's another situation where government is screwing things up. Chicago's erstwhile Mayor has devised an ingeniously sinister plan. Rahm Emanuel wants to make sure his government high school seniors are prepared for whatever...

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OPINION | Barry Richard: Making New Bedford A ‘Real City’

This week Mayor Jon Mitchell declared New Bedford is a "real city," and challenged residents and the rest of the world to recognize that.

In announcing plans to expand flight service to and from the New Bedford Regional Airport Mitchell said it will attract more visitors and businesses to the city and make New Bedford stand out as a major metropolitan area...

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Townsquare Sunday: Global Learning Charter Public School

For the fourth time, the Global Learning Public Charter School in New Bedford has made the list of top high schools in the nation, issued by U...

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Townsquare Sunday: Dennison Memorial Community Center

The Dennison Memorial Community Center is one of the oldest community organizations in New Bedford. It's CEO, Jim Mathes speaks with WBSM's Jim Phillips about Dennison's mission and ongoing programs for kids...

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Dockside Ice Cream Facebook

Adrian Grenier and Téa Leoni Spotted in Padanaram

South Dartmouth was in a whirlwind last night, as two Hollywood stars were spotted separately within an hour of one another.

Our spies tell us that Adrian Grenier from Entourage dined at Little Moss before walking around the village and taking in some shopping along with the gorgeous sunset...

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Outrage of the Week: New Drug, Budgets, and Slumlords

The WBSM hosts get together to talk about some of the things that really got to them this week. Coco loco, the fiscal year, and city council's handling of landlord violations in the city...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

OPINION | Barry Richard: NB Firefighters And Police Shine Again

New Bedford Firefighters made quick work last night of what could have been a devastating fire at the Harborview Apartment complex at 280 Acushnet Avenue...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

[RICHARD] NB City Council Needs To Address Slumlords

The New Bedford City Council needs to act promptly to give this and future administrations the tools to make it tough for slumlords to make a profit by maintaining rundown properties that are both health and safety hazards to the community and those who live in them...

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