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New Bedford Shows Modest Gains In MCAS

State Education officials say 88 percent of high school sophomores passed the standardized MCAS exam on their first try this year, though achievement gaps persisted and several schools in the state's largest cities were in danger of failing

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

No School Committee Members Come To City Council Meeting

There were no School Committee members present during a meeting of the City Council's Finance Committee Thursday night.

The Finance Committee invited the School Committee to discuss an appropriation of  $12

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One Dead In North Attleborough House Fire

Authorities say one man is confirmed dead in a late night house fire in North Attleborough.

The fire near the center of town was reported at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

The victim was the home's only occupant

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State Police Sobriety Checkpoint In Bristol County

The Massachusetts State police will be implementing a sobriety checkpoint in Bristol County this weekend.

Colonel Timothy Alben, Superintendent of the State Police, says the checkpoint will be implemented on a  public way during varied hours

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New Bedford Man Sentenced To Life In Prison

A New Bedford man is found guilty of second degree murder, and was sentenced to life in prison.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren Photo: Andrew Harrer / Getty Images

Warren, Markey Oppose Funding Syrian Rebels

Democratic U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey are opposing President Barack Obama's request to train and arm Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants.

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New Bedford High School Marching Band performing recently in Dartmouth / Greg Desrosiers/TSM
New Bedford High School Marching Band performing recently in Dartmouth / Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Instruments Needed For Students In New Bedford

New Bedford Public Schools and the Symphony Music Shop on State Road in Dartmouth are teaming up to collect "gently used" instruments for school kids in New Bedford.

Bob Williamson with Symphony Music says his shop has been working with the school system off and on, for years

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Nasuradin, flickr

UMass Dartmouth Eyes Guinness Record Book

UMass Dartmouth hopes to land in the record books this Saturday.

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New Bedford Police

Unarmed Robbery In New Bedford

New Bedford Police are investigating after an Unarmed Robbery Wednesday night.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says an 81-year-old man was walking home near Bonney St. and Washington St around 9 p

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Photo by Jim Phillips / Town Square Media
Photo by Jim Phillips / Town Square Media

Charges Dropped Against Michelle Hodgson

A special prosecutor has dropped charges against Michelle Hodgson, the daughter of Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, because of insufficient evidence.

According to the Clerk's Office at New Bedford District Court, the case was "nol processed" Thursday morning

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