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New And Gently Used Coats Collected Through Wednesday

Its the 25th year for the Coats for Kids and growups too Community Coat Drive, sponsored by the YWCA and the Mayor's Youth Group.

New and gently used winter coats and accessories, like gloves, scarves and hats, will be distributed to needy families on Saturday the 29th at the Unitarian Church on Eighth Street

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Parnets and students seek information at Family Welcome Center / Jim Phillips / TSM
Parnets and students seek information at Family Welcome Center / Jim Phillips / TSM

Family Welcome Center Holds Open House

An Open House Friday at the Family Welcome Center in the Paul Rodrigues Administration building on County Street.

Dozens of school department employees and their community partners attended.

The Center offers a variety of services to families entering the New Bedford school system

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Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers
Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers

Forbes Says Boston Is Smartest City In U.S.

According to Forbes.com, Boston is ranked first on its list of smartest cities in America.

The list is based on the number of residents with bachelor's degrees or higher from 2000 to 2013 among 380 metropolitan statistical areas

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FSU President Responds To Shooting

The president of Florida State University says the campus is safe and there is no further threat.

The university in Tallahassee was the scene of a shooting early Thursday in which three students were injured

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Bridgewater State Selects New President

Bridgewater State University cast a nationwide net in its search for a new president, but has selected an alumnus and current administrator for the position.

The university's trustees on Monday announced that Frederick Clark Jr

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Dartmouth H.S. Band Earns 2nd At National Championships

The Dartmouth High School Band left Met Life Stadium this weekend with a second place finish at the US Bands National Championships.

Bill Kingsland, Director of Music for Dartmouth Public Schools, says the second place showing was achieved while competing against some of the best marching bands around

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NBHS Headmaster Kathleen Dawson / Jim Phillips / TSM
NBHS Headmaster Kathleen Dawson / Jim Phillips / TSM

Headmaster Says Changing Culture At NBHS “A Work In Progress”

At Monday night's School Committe meeting, New Bedford High School Headmaster Kathleen Dawson spoke about the changing culture in the High School.

Dawson said changing student/teacher relationships are an important part to improving New Bedford High School

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Supt. Durkin explains goals to School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
Supt. Durkin explains goals to School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

Durkin Sets Goals For 2014-15 School Year

New Bedford Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin is setting her goals for the current school year.

Durkin outlined her agenda before the School Committee Monday night.

Durkin said her goal continues to be a 40% reduction in the number of students rated as "needing improvement" or "unsatisfactory" in the state's standardized test

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"Green Path" Energy Corridor Raises Environmental Dilemma
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Teacher of the Month: NOT This Guy

One teacher took it upon himself to show his students how meat is processed. A lesson most young people should learn for proper nutrition, but I think he took this "hands-on" approach too literally

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UMass Dartmouth Celebrates “50 Transformative Moments”

Officials at UMass Dartmouth announced the University's 50 Most Transformative Moments during a ceremony Friday night in the Claire T. Carney Library.

Those moments include the groundbreaking for the Dartmouth campus in 1964, joining the University of Massachusetts system in 1991, and creation of the UMass Law School at Dartmouth in 2010

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