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Six New Bedford Schools Honored For Breakfast Program Increase

Six New Bedford schools have been honored for reaching 80% participation in the free School Breakfast Program.

The schools are the Hathaway, Hannigan, Kempton, Parker, Pacheco and Jirah Swift elementary schools

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The Pollen Tsunami

It's being called the 'Pollen Tsunami' and folks around here can expect a triple whammy! Oak and birch trees - the big bad pollen makers - are coming out at the same time as the seasonal ones like poplar, alder and ash

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Letter Carriers Food Drive Is Saturday

The 23rd annual Letter Carriers "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive is being held on Saturday.  United Way Development Associate Victoria Grasela tells WBSM News, getting involved is very easy.

"Just leave the donated items out by your mail box says Grasela, and if you don't have a mail box, leave it on a front porch or wherever your mail gets delivered

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Brain Freeze [VIDEO]

Nothing kills a good sugar buzz like brain freeze, a fact that any ice cream enthusiast will eagerly attest to. Luckily, scientists are finally tackling this vexing problem, which is officially designated as an “ice cream headache” under the International Classification of Headache Disorders

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Wednesday is Walk And Bike To School Day

Wednesday is the fifth annual Walk And Bike To School Day in New Bedford. Its a program that encourages kids to join with their parents and walk to school.

However in some New Bedford schools, teachers are joining students in walking to school everyday

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Sam Smith Suffers Vocal Cord Hemorrhage

Sam Smith has been forced to cancel more dates on his world tour.

The British pop singer is suffering from a vocal cord hemorrhage, and on Tuesday, announced the cancellations of several concerts in Japan and the Philippines in addition to the ones cancelled in Australia last week

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Thousands Die In Nepal Earthquake

Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,500 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets

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Stars Selling Pot

Bill Marr openly admits selling pot got him through college and made him enough money to get started in the comedy business. And now that Washington state, Colorado, Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia have made pot use legal, some celebs are getting into the marijuana business

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No Decision On Whether To Reopen Scallop Grounds

A regional fisheries panel has put off a vote on whether to reopen scallop areas on the northern edge of Georges Bank.

The New England Fisheries Management Council, meeting in Mystic Connecticut, couldn't agree on specifics of the plan, and put off any action till at least June

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Alcohol Consumption By Americans Is Way Up

Thanks to women, Americans are drinking alcohol much more heavily now than in the past.

A study out Thursday in the "American Journal of Public Health" says more people now are considered heavy or binge drinkers than in recent years

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