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Civic Engagement Earns UMass Dartmouth Students Place On Honor Roll

UMass Dartmouth students have spent more than 200,000 hours performing acts of community service, both on the Southcoast, and in other nations. That's earned the University a spot near the top of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Role, for the third year in a row

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Ernestina-Morrissey Restoration About To Begin

City leaders and benefactors are hoping for smooth sailing for the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey in the years ahead.

More than 50 supporters of the vessel gathered at the Whaling Museum Thursday to mark the start of a $6 million restoration project, funded by the state and private doners

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University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass President Leaving For Post In Maryland

University of Massachusetts president Robert Caret is leaving to become the chancellor of the University System of Maryland.

The announcement was made on Wednesday by James Shea, chairman of the USM Board of Regents

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Nasketucket Bay / Photo from Mass. DCR and Buzzards Bay Coalition
Nasketucket Bay / Photo from Mass. DCR and Buzzards Bay Coalition

Conservation Project Protects 410 Acres Around Nasketucket Bay

More than 400 acres of land surrounding Nasketucket Bay in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett are being preserved and turned into a state park, thanks to the work of the Buzzards Bay Coalition and the state Dept

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School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

Schools Update Discipline Policies

New state-wide suspension policies were outlined during Monday night's School Committee meeting.

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Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

School Committee Appoints Interim Special Ed Director

In light of recent issues in the Special Education Department, the New Bedford School Committee appointed an Interim Executive Director to take charge.

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

Teacher Assaulted At New Bedford High

A teacher at New Bedford High School was assaulted last week.

According to School Department spokesman Jon Carvalho, the incident happened last Thursday morning.

Carvalho says a female teacher found four girls in a classroom with the lights off, smoking

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Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Coakley: Salter Schools Misrepresented Job Placement Numbers

A for-profit school will pay students $3.75 million to resolve allegations of misrepresenting job placement numbers and using deceptive enrollment tactics under a settlement with Attorney General Martha Coakley

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Catholic school students pack St. Anthony's Church for Mass with Bishop Da Cunha / Jim Phillips / TSM
Catholic school students pack St. Anthony's Church for Mass with Bishop Da Cunha / Jim Phillips / TSM

Bishop Celebrates Mass For Catholic Education

Fall River Bishop Edgar Da Cunha was in New Bedford Friday, celebrating a mass with students and staff members from all Catholic Schools in Greater New Bedford.

The students filled St. Anthony's Church in the North End

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Getty Images

DPH: Mass. Teen Birth Rate Falls To Lowest Level Ever

The birth rate among teens in Massachusetts has fallen to its lowest rate since records were kept.

That's according to the latest birth report released Friday by the state Department of Public Health

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