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City Council Decides On Implementation Of Panhandling Signs

City Council voted on a motion Thursday night that would further discussions of implementing signage encouraging responsible donating at popular panhandling areas.

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Tom Ervin/Getty Images

Mosquito in Westport Tests Positive For EEE Virus

A mosquito tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus in Westport on Tuesday. It's the first time in 2017 that EEE has been found in a mosquito in Massachusetts says the Massachusetts Department of Health.

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New England Towns Struggle With Opioid And Heroin Epidemic
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Massachusetts Overdoses Soar 200 Percent

BOSTON (AP) — Non-fatal overdoses in Massachusetts had soared by 200 percent from 2001 to 2015, with the total number of non-fatal overdoses during that period topping 65,000...

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Townsquare Sunday: New Bedford Community Health Center

Cheryl Bartlett is the new CEO of the New Bedford Community Health Center. She talks with WBSM's Jim Phillips about the Center's mission and an upcoming Health Fair...

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Courtesy Bristol Community College
Courtesy Bristol Community College

BCC Receives Largest Donation in College’s History

The Bristol Community College Foundation recently received a series of gifts totaling approximately $2 million from the Harold and Virginia Lash Trusts...

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Marijuana Supporters March In Hemp Parade
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Yarmouth Man ODs on Marijuana Possibly Laced with Fentanyl

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Police in Yarmouth used two doses of Narcan to revive an unresponsive man Saturday afternoon and investigators believe the man may have been experiencing an overdose after smoking marijuana laced with the powerful opioid fentanyl...

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UMD College of Nursing Receives $1.8 Million Grant for Workforce Diversification

NORTH DARTMOUTH — The UMass Dartmouth College of Nursing has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to diversify the nursing workforce in the New Bedford region over the next four years...

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Gov. Charlie Baker talked to Ice Bucket Challenge founder Pete Frates after participating in the challenge on the State House steps in 2015. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS/File/2015]
Gov. Charlie Baker talked to Ice Bucket Challenge founder Pete Frates after participating in the challenge on the State House steps in 2015. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS/File/2015]

Ice Bucket Challenge Week Now Enshrined in State Law

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — It's now officially Ice Bucket Challenge Week in Massachusetts.

Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday afternoon signed a bill (H 1697) designating the first week in August to commemorate the viral fundraising campaign started by former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates...

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Courtesy: United States Coast Guard
Courtesy: United States Coast Guard

Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Teenagers Off Rhode Island [VIDEO]

BOSTON-  Two teenage boys were rescued by the Coast Guard in Harbor of Refuge, Rhode Island on Saturday.

According to a news release from the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the two 15-year old boys became stranded when their 21-foot recreational boat malfunctioned...

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Baker Signs Marijuana Bill

BOSTON (AP) _Gov. Charlie Baker says he remains worried about the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, but hopes a set of new rules will address many of his concerns...

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