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Officials Urge Continued Conversation Over Domestic Violence

The Women's Center of New Bedford has once again orchestrated a month of events to raise awareness of domestic violence.

October is the setting for domestic violence awareness, and in Massachusetts 14 people this year have died as a result of domestic abuse incidents.

Pamela McCleod-Lima of the Women's Center says there needs

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mayor: City Welcomes Education Commissioner’s Input

The state's Commissioner of Education is visiting New Bedford on Thursday, stopping at two of the city's underperforming schools for meetings with teachers, administrators and parents.

Mitchell Chester will start his day visiting classroom at the Parker Elementary School, which the state has designated as a level five school or chronically underperforming

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Four Northeast States Stand Together Against Heroin

Pennsylvania's attorney general says the thriving interstate drug trade is fueling the heroin epidemic plaguing all segments of society, with the drug both cheap and plentiful.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane says it costs as little as $3 to $10 per one-dose bag and in some neighborhoods it's easier for children to get than a pack of cigarettes

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Health Connector Executive Director Jean Yang / Jim Phillips / TSM
Health Connector Executive Director Jean Yang / Jim Phillips / TSM

Health Connector Director Apologizes For Website Glitches

A news conference Wednesday focusing on the importance of people signing up for the state's "Health Connector" insurance program began with an apology....

Jean Yang, the director of the Health Connector program, is promising a far more workable website this year, but it won't be perfect

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Business owner Jessica Coelho chats with UMass President Robert Caret on Wednesday / Jim Phillips / TSM
Business owner Jessica Coelho chats with UMass President Robert Caret on Wednesday / Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass President Salutes Graduates On The Southcoast

The President of the University of Massachusetts system is highlighting the accomplishments of alumni during this year's bus tour around the state.

Robert Caret stopped at Tia Maria's Cafe in New Bedford's Historic District on Wednesday, owned and operated by UMass Dartmouth graduate Jessica Coelho

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From left to right. Top: Hairston, Frye. Bottom: Goshen, Garcia/Wareham Police
From left to right. Top: Hairston, Frye. Bottom: Goshen, Garcia/Wareham Police

Wareham Stabbing Victim Dies, Four Men Arrested

State and local Police in Wareham have arrested four men following a fatal stabbing Wednesday inside a local convenience store.

Police say they responded to a Cumberland Farms Store on Main Street, and found a 23-year-old man suffering from a stab wound

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Criminal Investigation Opens Involving New Bedford Business Owner and City of Fall River

A criminal investigation is underway involving the City of Fall River and a New Bedford business.

According to the Herald News, 22 windows were installed last summer on the sixth floor of One Government Center in Fall River, and no one seems to know who authorized the work.

The installation was contracted by Moses Rapoza of Global Glass in New Bedford. The

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This Week’s Job Openings

 

Every Wednesday we provide the "Hot Jobs Report" on WBSM. It's a list of jobs available right now from the Greater New Bedford Career Center.

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Credit: iStock

Candidates For Governor Joust In Boston Debate

The candidates running for Massachusetts governor toughened their rhetoric during their first Boston televised debate with Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley jousting on questions of how best to overhaul the state's child welfare agency and bring down health care costs

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Mass In Motion Encourages Exercise, Awareness With Walk/Bike to School Day

Students, parents and educators are walking or biking to school today in New Bedford. It's the annual International Walk or Bike to School Day.

Mass in Motion New Bedford coordinator Kim Ferreira says at least a dozen schools in New Bedford are taking part

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