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Fall River Man Identified As Victim In RI Construction Accident

Police have released the name of the Massachusetts man who died while working on a road construction project in Rhode Island.

Warwick police say 45-year-old Paulo Matos of Fall River was killed just before 2 a

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UMass Dartmouth Prepares For Potential State Cuts

 

The Patrick administration is expected to cut an estimated $325 million from the state budget to address a shortfall that is emerging in the fiscal year 2015 budget.

The reduction will be felt across all state agencies, including universities such as UMass Dartmouth.

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Al Roker Completes Marathon Weathercast

 

Al Roker has made it into the Guinness World Records for the longest continuous live weather broadcast.

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Flanagan At Top Of Fall River Recall Ballot; Election Will Be Final

Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan may have an advantage on December's recall election ballot.

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Rise in Prostitution Concerns City Council

New Bedford City Councilors have noticed an increase in prostitution and fear it puts all women in the city at risk.

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City Council Requests Crack Down On Speeding Drivers

The New Bedford City Council plans to go after drivers that don't stop for people crossing the street.

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NB Teachers Holding Their Own In Evaluation Ratings

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says she's generally satisfied with how New Bedford teachers faired in the second year of a statewide evaluation program.

The numbers were released Thursday by the Massachusetts Dept

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Jim Phillips | TSM

Mayor Frustrated With City Council’s Inaction On Problem Property Ordinance

Mayor Jon Mitchell is steaming that the City Council has again tabled his proposed "Problem Property Ordinance."

Mitchell says he first offered the plan two years ago, and has met repeatedly with representatives of the Council to iron out differences

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Sen. Warren Lands Democratic Leadership Post

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is being given a top Democratic leadership post.

Warren, who first won election to the Senate just two years ago, has been tapped by Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada to serve as strategic policy adviser to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee

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Former Probation Commissioner Sentenced to 18 Months In Prison

A former Massachusetts probation commissioner convicted of rigging the agency's hiring process to favor politically connected candidates has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.

U.S. District Court Judge William Young sentenced John O'Brien on Thursday, saying ``every judge in Massachusetts'' must stand ``appalled'' by the extent of corruption in the state probation department revealed by the two-month trial

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