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State Audit: MassHealth Squanders More Than $500 Million

(Associated Press) - A state audit suggests the Massachusetts Medicaid program squandered more than $500 million through unnecessary payments or missed savings opportunities in its managed care program

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Photo from Scottsdale, Arizona webpage

Rick Kidder Returns To Mass. To Head New Bedford Chamber

The new President of the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is coming from Arizona.

The Chamber announced Tuesday it was hiring Frederick "Rick" Kidder as the new President and Chief Executive Officer

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Dan McCready/TSM

Beauregard Discusses Statewide Housing List

The New Bedford Housing Authority receives applications for public housing in New Bedford from individuals living in communities as far away as Billerica and Springfield, with those applicants applying to numerous communities.

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Prisoners’ Rights Group Sues State Corrections Dept.

A prisoners' rights group has sued the state prisons department, alleging it is withholding treatment for inmates with hepatitis C.

Attorneys for the National Lawyers Guild and Prisoners' Legal Services filed suit in federal court last week on behalf of three prisoners

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RahelSharon,flickr

Lane Closure On Bourne Bridge Tuesday

Work that was scheduled to take place on the Bourne Bridge on Monday has been rescheduled for Tuesday.

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

School Department Spokesman Responds To Teacher Claims

A group of New Bedford teachers recently went on the Morning Show of WBSM's sister station Fun 107 with altered voices claiming that assaults by students against teachers occur on a regular basis with teachers being punched and pushed

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Woman Gives Birth at Seekonk Truck Stop

Talk about "speedy delivery." Mommy and daddy were driving to the hospital Monday morning, but baby had no plans to wait. Forced to pull off Interstate 195, the woman gave birth in the front seat of their minivan! Emergency responders arrived at the truck weighing station shortly after, and took the eight-pound baby girl and mom to Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island

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New Burgo Basketball Complex Waiting On Lease Approval

Investors want to know that Burgo Basketball Association's upcoming $4.2 million complex will be around for a while.

That's why the BBA is asking the Dartmouth Select Board for an extended 30-year lease on the town-owned property where their current facilities are located

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Parent signs posted in front of Kempton School (Jon Faria/ TSM)
Parent signs posted in front of Kempton School (Jon Faria/ TSM)

School Committee Closes Kempton School

The New Bedford School Committee unanimously voted to close Kempton Elementary School Monday night.

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Fishing Regulators Meeting This Week In Newport

Federal fishery regulators will consider habitat protections to key fishing grounds during a meeting in Rhode Island.

The New England Fishery Management Council is meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, from Tuesday through Thursday

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