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New Bedford Beaches Reopen

The New Bedford Health Department has announced that all beaches have been reopened for swimming.

Sections of East Beach, located on East Rodney French Boulevard, and West Beach, located on West Rodney French Boulevard were shut down Thursday due to elevated bacteria counts

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Lakeville Couple Arrested For Home Depot Thefts

Police have identified a man and woman they say have been stealing thousands of dollars' worth of big-ticket items from Home Depot stores across southeastern Massachusetts.

Taunton police say the Lakeville couple will be summoned to court to face charges of larceny and criminal conspiracy

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City Council Appoints Former Member, Current Employee, As City Clerk

The City Council appointed former councilor Dennis Farias to the position of city clerk Thursday night, with the body voting nine-to-two to accept Farias over Assistant Carver Town Clerk Elizabeth Nichols

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City Council Wants Update on Downtown Post Office Closure

The U.S. Postal Service is poised to shutter the downtown post office for good, and that's not sitting well with At-Large City Councilor Naomi Carney. Carney said it makes no sense that the post office will be moved out of downtown

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Malaysian Airliner Crash [Update]

U.S. officials are confirming the Malaysian airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine today was shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Classic cars downtown during 50's Night

The Fifties Take Over Downtown New Bedford [Photo Gallery]

Thousands of people flooded Union Street Thursday evening to get a look at nearly 500 classic cars during downtown's annual 50's Night.

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Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images

Hodgson Doubts Many Children Will Be Deported Soon

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson expects some of the thousands of migrant children who crossed the southwest border into the U-S will find their way to Massachusetts, and New Bedford.

Hodgson is visiting processing and detention centers along the border with a delegation of Sheriffs to get a first hand look at the immigration crisis

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Patrick says Cape Cod Base Considered for Secure Detention Facility

Gov. Deval Patrick says he has still not made a final decision on whether Massachusetts will shelter some of the unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border illegally.

Patrick did confirm on Thursday that the Camp Edwards military base on Cape Cod was among the possible sites being considered for a secure detention facility

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Israeli tanks on the move. Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

Israel Begins Ground Offensive in Gaza

Israel is launching a new ground offensive against Gaza.

The military claims it's targeting tunnels that allow terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks. Hellfire missiles, drones and boots on the ground are all a part of the operation

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Elaine Stritch, Iconic Star of Stage and Screen, Passes Away at 89

It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that Elaine Stritch, the iconic actress of Broadway, film and television has passed away at the age of 89. Stritch, who was nominated for many Tony and Emmy awards and won three of the latter, was known best in recent years for her role as Colleen Donaghy, mother of Jack, on '30 Rock.'

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