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UMass Dartmouth Hoping to Diversify Nursing Workforce In Region

The College of Nursing at UMass Dartmouth has received nearly $300-thousand from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

University spokesman John Hoey says the money will be used to encourage more minority students to consider nursing as a future career

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Color Your World

You'll never guess what the hottest trend is in relieving stress and being marketed as a kind of personal therapy; Adult Coloring Books! This niche, simple and solitary, is the new alternative to the stress of the digital world

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Conference Looks To Aid LGBT Community

A conference Tuesday on serving the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people attracted dozens of human service providers at Whites of Westport.

The conference was titled "Open Minds, Open Doors," and was sponsored by The Women's Center in New Bedford

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

School Dept. Makes The Grade In Community Survey Preliminary Results

The New Bedford School Department conducted its second annual Community Survey and saw over a 300% increase in participation from staff, families, and community members compared to last year's.

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Fort Taber - Fort Rodman Historical Association photo.
Fort Taber - Fort Rodman Historical Association photo.

World War II Reenactment Is This Weekend At Fort Taber

The Fort Taber-Fort Rodman Military Museum in New Bedford is hosting its 8th annual World War II Living History program this weekend.

Organizer Robert Bromley says its a salute to the "Greatest Generation" that earned historic victories over Germany and Japan

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Liar Liar Pants On Fire

When you were a kid, did you often lie? A new study reveals that the best child liars possess superior verbal working memory skills. Researchers at the University of Sheffield gave more than a hundred children ages six to seven, cards with information about a fake cartoon character written on them

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Council Makes Cuts, Sets Final FY16 Budget

At the conclusion of the City Council's budget cut session Monday night, Councilors voted to set the FY16 budget at $281,630,124.

That's nearly $2.3 million less than Mayor Jon Mitchell's proposal. 

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Superintendent Presents Budget Proposal To Council

The City Ccouncil's final budget hearing was dedicated to Supt. Pia Durkin's FY16 proposal Thursday night.

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Tempers Flair As Two City Councilors Walk Out Of Budget Hearing

Sparks flew early during Thursday night's City Council budget hearing with the School Department.

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Martin Richard

Bridgewater State University Honors Martin Richard

Bridgewater State University has named its Institute for Social Justice after the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing.

University President Dana Mohler-Faria said at a ceremony Wednesday the institute exemplifies what Martin Richard stood for, peace

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