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House Speaker Wants Probe Into Patrick’s Trade Missions

House Speaker Robert DeLeo says Massachusetts lawmakers should take a look at reports that former Gov. Deval Patrick used funds from quasi-public state agencies to help pay for trade missions he led as governor

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Dennis Hastert leaves court after arraignment / Getty Images

Hastert Pleads Not Guilty In Federal Hush-Money Case

ormer U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has pleaded not guilty to charges in a federal hush-money case.

During Hastert's first court appearance since he was indicted last month, defense attorney Thomas C

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KG Urban Submits Financial Term Sheet To Gaming Commission

KG Urban Enterprises, the New York-based firm hoping to build a resort casino on New Bedford's waterfront, has cleared its latest financial hurdle.

According to spokesman Andrew Paven, KG Urban has submitted a signed term sheet between itself and GLPI to the Mass

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Getting Through New Bedford’s FY 2016 Budget

New Bedford's already tight 2016 budget looks to get even tighter as city officials try to make do.

Monday night, more department heads met with the City Council to go over individual cuts and increases for next year's budget

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Study: Some For-Profit Hospitals Charging 10x Medicare Rates

A study appearing in the June issue of the journal Health Affairs has found that 20 of the 50 U.S. hospitals that charge the most for their services are located in Florida. All but one of them are for-profits

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John Lennon’s Guitar Going Up For Auction

An acoustic guitar used by John Lennon to compose some of The Beatles' biggest hits is hitting the auction block.

Julien's Auctions believes the 1962 Gibson guitar will fetch up to 800-thousand dollars when it goes up for auction in November

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Mayor Jon Mitchell comments on Olympic announcement / TSM

Mayor: No Plans To Spend Public Funds For Olympic Sailing Event

New Bdford's elected officials and the local sailing community are applauding the announcement that Buzzards Bay and New Bedford will host the Olympic sailing event, should Boston be awarded the 2024 Olympics

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Minimum Wage Can’t Pay Rent

For folks who have a job that pays the federal minimum wage of $7.25, it's impossible to swing the monthly rent. Just think that out of that $7.25, state and federal taxes will be taken out and FICA, too! It's not $7

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Credit: Google Maps

Update: Police ID Man Who Chained Himself to Office Door

A New Bedford man faces disturbing the peace charges after police said he caused a disturbance Wednesday at the Department of Transitional Assistance office in the South End.

A woman who was in the West Rodney French Boulevard office when the incident happened, told WBSM News, some folks were frightened

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After Winning Re-Election, FIFA President Announces Resignation

(Associated Press) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised to call for fresh elections to choose a successor

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