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Mass. Unemployment Drops To 4.8%

The Massachusetts unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent last month, a slight drop from February and a full 1.1 percentage points lower than March 2014.

The state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development also announced on Thursday that the state added 10,500 jobs last month, and there were 34,000 fewer unemployed people last month compared to the year-ago month

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David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Aaron Hernandez Has More Trials In His Future

(Associated Press) - Even after being found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles

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Truck Dangling Off Boston Highway Creates Commuter Woes

A truck with its front wheel hanging over the edge of an elevated highway in Boston is creating major commuter headaches.

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Fatal Rollover Crash In Wareham

One man has died and another man was hospitalized with serious injuries after a Wednesday night crash on Route 25 in Wareham.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Few Clues For New Bedford Police After South End Gunfire

New Bedford Police have very little to go on after a single gunshot rang out early Wednesday morning in the South End.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente tells WBSM News the city's ShotSpotter system detected the gunshot just before 1am at Crapo and Jouvette Streets

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Gov. Baker Labels Marine Commerce Terminal a Mistake; Mayor Mitchell Responds

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's confident the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal will pay off in the long-run.

Governor Charlie Baker made a statement on the Howie Carr Show Tuesday afternoon, siding with State Energy Secretary Matthew Beaton saying the $113 million investment by the state was not well spent on the project which had no assurance the now-defunct Cape Wind project would establish a base of operations at the terminal

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Line forms for Free Cone Day
Line forms for Free Cone Day (Photo by Jathan Fink)

Ben and Jerry’s Thanks Customers With Free Cone Day [PHOTOS]

Yesterday was Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's scoop shops across the country, and area stores dished up more ice cream and frozen yogurt to customers than ever before.

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Credit: New Bedford Police
Credit: New Bedford Police

Two Fairhaven Residents Arrested On Breaking And Entering Charges

Two people were arrested in New Bedford following an investigation that began in Fairhaven.

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Elections
Vladimir Cetinski

Incumbents Win In Westport Elections

Westport held elections Tuesday and unofficial returns from the Town Clerk's Office saw incumbent Selectmen Craig J. Dutra and R. Michael Sullivan beat back challenges from three other candidates to win re-election.

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Common Core Lobby Day at the Massachusetts Statehouse

This video is creating serious buzz in social media. The writer/producer Linda Twiss Gioscia (pronounced Josha) will be one of my guests today on BRIANS BEAT. . Common Core Revolution is a song parody mocking educational reforms, instituted by the federal government, that are quiet sweeping the nation

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