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NFL’s Chris Borland Is Using His Head

Did you hear that 49ers rookie, Chris Borland, one of the NFL's premier rookies last season, is retiring at the ripe age of 24 because he's more concerned over head and brain injuries than making millions of dollars playing professional football

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San Francisco's Chris Borland (50) chases Seattle's Doug Baldwin / Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images
San Francisco's Chris Borland (50) chases Seattle's Doug Baldwin / Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

NFL Players React To Chris Borland’s Retirement

NFL players past and present are reacting to Chris Borland's decision to retire from the San Francisco 49ers. The 24-year-old linebacker stepped away from the game after just one NFL season for fear of long-term head trauma

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AG Healey Proposes Ban On Sale Of E-Cigarettes To Minors

Attorney General Maura Healey is proposing regulations that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

The regulation would also prohibit free giveaways of the devices and require they be kept out of the reach of customers

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Photo from Bristol Community College
Photo from Bristol Community College

BCC Receives $514,000 Gift

A gift of $514,000 has been presented to the Bristol Community College Foundation, to be used to equip the John Sbrega Health and Science building, now under construction on the Fall River campus.

The gift comes from Kathy and Brian MacLean of Connecticut

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Mass. DEP responds to 184 County / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mass. DEP responds to 184 County / Jim Phillips / TSM

Six Firefighters Sent To Hospital During Hazmat Incident

A state D-E-P Hazardous Materials crew responded to 184 County Street in New Bedford Monday morning after two firefighters became overcome by fumes in the building.

Fire Chief Michael Gomes says firefighters responded to the scene just before 10am, and two men entered the building to investigate

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Dolce & Gabbana
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Out of Style

Fashion designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are currently under fire for their latest comments in an interview with Italian magazine, Panorama.

"No chemical children: life has a natural course, there are things that shoul

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Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

American Health Workers Returning Home For Ebola Monitoring

 

Public health officials said Saturday that a number of Americans will return from west Africa to be monitored after possibly being exposed to Ebola.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said several Americans who may have been exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone would be monitored.

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South African Doctors Perform World’s 1st Penis Transplant

A 21-year-old man is the recipient of the worlds first successful penis transplant.

South African doctors performed the nine-hour surgery last December.  The unnamed patient had his organ amputated during a botched circumcision three years ago

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Nancy Paull, Director of Stanley Street Treatment and Resource Center / Jim Phillips / TSM
Nancy Paull, Director of Stanley Street Treatment and Resource Center / Jim Phillips / TSM

Opioid Abuse And Treatment Focus Of Fall River Forum

The Stanley Street Treatment and Resource Center in Fall River played host to a group of State Senators Wednesday as part of the "Commonwealth Conversations" tour.

The Senators visit focused on the region's substance abuse epidemic

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Views of Rome The Eternal City

One Waiter Has a Big Reason to Smile [PHOTOS]

Brian Maixner is a waiter at the Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita, Kansas. One morning, a customer gave him an extremely generous tip that would change his life.

Fred Boettcher was dining with his family that weekend morning and noticed the "severe dental decay across Brian's smiling mouth

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