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Sailing in Buzzards Bay / City of New Bedford
Sailing in Buzzards Bay / City of New Bedford

Gomes Praises Mayor For Olympic Initiative

City Council President Brian Gomes is commending Mayor Jon Mitchell for taking the initiative, and seeking to have New Bedford be a part of the 2024 Olympics.

The Mayor named a Steering Committee this week to work with the "Boston 2024" group to locate an Olympic sailing event on Buzzards Bay

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Photo by Dan McCready / TSM
Photo by Dan McCready / TSM

Leaders Hope To Expand Campaign To End The “R-Word”

The campaign continues in Dartmouth schools urging students to end the use of the "r-word," but organizers would like to see all of the Southcoast get involved.

Kathleen Amaral and Marianne Santos co-chair the Special Education Parents Advisory Council in Dartmouth

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David Silverman/Getty Images

Liquor Establishments Receive Suspensions

The New Bedford Licensing Board handed down suspensions against seven liquor establishments.

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Teen Drowns In Attleboro Swimming Pool

Authorities say a 17-year-old boy swimming in an Attleboro apartment complex's Olympic-size indoor pool while wearing sweatpants has drowned in the deep end.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta.

Maria Giesta Kicks Off Mayoral Campaign

With three decades of experience in Washington D.C., Maria Giesta is now setting her sights on the Third Floor Office in City Hall.

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

Is South Coast Rail Affected By MBTA Issues?

Will South Coast Rail take a backseat to Boston's transit woes? Governor Charlie Baker says not necessarily.

With the MBTA facing severe structural and financial issues, Governor Baker says it's important to keep in mind there is still much work to be done before the state breaks ground on a commuter line to the Southeastern part of the state

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David Calvert/Bloomberg via Getty Images
David Calvert/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Winter Raises Havoc With Local Realtors

Its not easy to sell a house, even in perfect weather, but imagine trying to sell property when its covered with several feet of snow, there's no place to park, and proper inspections have to be delayed

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Quinn Officially Sworn In As Bristol County District Attorney

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn is officially sworn in to his position.

After Sam Sutter was elected Mayor of Fall River, then Governor Deval Patrick appointed Quinn as Acting DA, until Governor Charlie Baker made Quinn's position permanent last month

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Getty Images

Update: Tsarnaev Trial To Start Wednesday, March 4th

UPDATE:  The trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev is set to begin next Wednesday. A court official said that opening statements will take place in Boston on March 4th. Tsarnaev is charged with killing three people and injuring 264 others in the April 15th, 2013 attack

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Buzzards Bay Regatta / Getty Images
Buzzards Bay Regatta / Getty Images

Mayor Names Committee To Bring Olympic Sailing To Buzzards Bay

There are still many hurdles to clear, but Olympic Sailing may be coming to New Bedford.

Mayor Jon Mitchell on Wednesday announced the formation of a steering committee to develop a proposal to bring the 2024 Olympic Sailing competition to Buzzards Bay and New Bedford

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