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Joe Putignano
Joe Putignano (Photo courtesy Scott Marrs)

Olympic Glory Shattered By Addiction [INTERVIEW]

Imagine an athletic journey filled with promise and Olympic glory turn into homeless shelters, overdoses and being declared dead! A young man's dream for Olympic greatness was shattered by addiction for Joe Putignano, who is telling his must read story in the best selling book, Acrobaddict.

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Peter Muise / Jim Phillips / TSM
Peter Muise / Jim Phillips / TSM

Banking Executive Named Winner Of Sister Rose Award

A local banking leader is the winner of the 2015 "Sister Rose" award for his compassion and work on behalf of the homeless in New Bedford.

Peter Muise of First Citizens Federal Credit Union accepted the award during a ceremony Tuesday at the New Bedford Art Museum

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Rock Cooking Miracles on Easter [PHOTO]

MTV News shared Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Instagram post from yesterday. This simple act of kindness meant the world to one fan.

“Cool story to share on Easter,” he wrote. “After my workout I’m drivin’ in my

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Photo by U.S. Coast Guard
Photo by U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Helicopter Transports Injured Man To Boston

The Coast Guard has airlifted an injured man with a serious head wound from Nantucket Cottage Hospital to a medical facility in Boston.

The First Coast Guard District Command Center says an MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter was dispatched to Nantucket and picked up the injured man around 9:30am on Friday

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Shigella bacteria / Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images
Shigella bacteria / Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images

Shigella “Superbug” In Massachusetts

A drug-resistant intestinal illness is spreading across the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control said today that 243 cases have turned up between May and February, with the biggest clusters in California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania

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Assorted multicolored pills. Close up.
Steve Frost

Drug Resistant Stomach Bug Is Spreading In The US

A multidrug-resistant intestinal illness is starting to spread across the country and Massachusetts is seeing some of the highest numbers of cases.

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Small Towns Don’t Escape Drug Abuse

Heroin use has spread far beyond from under the bridges of urban cities and into the quiet solitude of predominately white, middle-class bedroom towns. What's causing the rise in use in small town America? Maybe the 'country folk' are restless and looking for some cheap thrills? And their escape from boredom involved drugs

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Be honest; do you text and drive? Do you fiddle with your GPS while the vehicle is in motion? Do you pay more attention to what song is playing on the radio or iPod than your surroundings? We all think the same thing: "It will only take a second

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New Bedford Couple Granted Dream Wedding

How's this for a love story? You're 18 year-old Brian, with a crush on a girl named Sue in your senior class, but she's not allowed to date. So you drift apart after graduation, only to find her on Facebook 25 years later

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An Open Letter to My Gym Membership


Dear Gym Membership,

I'm throwing in my gym towel; this is my official two week notice.

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