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Report: 200 Jobs Supported By Visitors To Whaling National Historical Park

A new National Park Service report shows over 9.6 million visitors to national parks in Massachusetts spent nearly $500 million at the parks in 2013.

The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park saw over 276,000 visitors last

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Getty Images - Gov. Deval Patrick

Gov. Patrick Proposes Two Locations To House Migrant Children

Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed two locations in Massachusetts to shelter unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border.

Patrick said Friday that Camp Edwards military base on Cape Cod and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee will be reviewed by officials from the U

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Market Basket Workers Rally In Support Of Ex-CEO

An estimated 1,000 people have shown up at Market Basket supermarket chain headquarters in a show of support for the company's former chief executive.

Employees and others loyal to former CEO Arthur T

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Four Adults, Three Children Killed In Lowell Fire

Judge: Fire-Ravaged Lowell Building To Stay Up

A judge has refused to lift a temporary restraining order that would have allowed for the demolition of a Lowell apartment building that burned down last week, killing seven tenants.

The city and the building's owner want the building torn down, citing public safety and health concerns, now that a state investigation has determined that the three-alarm blaze was caused by an electrical accident

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Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Obama: Downing Of Malaysian Airliner An “Outrage”

President Obama is calling the downing of a Malaysian airliner an "outrage of unspeakable proportions." Nearly 300 people were killed when the jetliner crashed yesterday in eastern Ukraine. In a statement at the White House, Obama cited evidence that the plane was brought down by a ground-to-air missile

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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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