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The Snettisham Spectacular As High Tides Cause Thousands Of Birds To Take Flight

Christmas Bird Count Beginning In Massachusetts

Bird watchers in Massachusetts are beginning the annual Christmas Bird Count to collect data used by conservation biologists to study the long-term health and status of bird populations.

This is the 115th year the bird count has been conducted

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Toys R' Us
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‘Layaway Angel’ Pays Customers’ Bills At Toy Store

Shoppers at an eastern Massachusetts toy store are getting an early Christmas present: All their layaway bills totaling $20,000 have been paid off by an anonymous woman dubbed "layaway angel."

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Germany Has Europe's Lowest Birth Rate
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Initiative Aimed At Preventing Sudden Infant Deaths

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has begun a campaign aimed at preventing sudden unexpected infant deaths.

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Market Basket Deal Completed, Ending Family Feud

A New England supermarket chain chief executive who was ousted earlier this year but returned after a worker revolt has completed an ownership deal that ends a family feud over control of the company.

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Coakley: Salter Schools Misrepresented Job Placement Numbers

A for-profit school will pay students $3.75 million to resolve allegations of misrepresenting job placement numbers and using deceptive enrollment tactics under a settlement with Attorney General Martha Coakley

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Catholic school students pack St. Anthony's Church for Mass with Bishop Da Cunha / Jim Phillips / TSM
Catholic school students pack St. Anthony's Church for Mass with Bishop Da Cunha / Jim Phillips / TSM

Bishop Celebrates Mass For Catholic Education

Fall River Bishop Edgar Da Cunha was in New Bedford Friday, celebrating a mass with students and staff members from all Catholic Schools in Greater New Bedford.

The students filled St. Anthony's Church in the North End

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Maciej Korzekwa

Exit 5 Off I-195 Eastbound To Close In Fall River

Traffic is about to get interesting in Fall River as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) plans to close Exit 5 off I-195 eastbound beginning Sunday, Dec. 21. 

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Time To “Stuff The Bus” With Toys In New Bedford

A decked out school bus will be parked at Police Headquarters in New Bedford Saturday. The bus is part of a toy drive campaign organized by Neighborhoods United President Jerry Pinto.

Pinto says this is the second try for the "Stuff The Bus" toy drive this season

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DPH: Mass. Teen Birth Rate Falls To Lowest Level Ever

The birth rate among teens in Massachusetts has fallen to its lowest rate since records were kept.

That's according to the latest birth report released Friday by the state Department of Public Health

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Mayflower Replica To Leave Plymouth For Repairs

The replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America is ready to begin a six-month restoration project.

Plimoth Plantation, which owns the Mayflower II, says the ship will depart from Plymouth harbor Friday afternoon for the Mystic Seaport in Connecticut

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