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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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Most In The Massachusetts Delegation Oppose Syrian Rebel Training

Just two members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation have voted to give President Obama the authority to train and arm Syrian rebels.

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Great White Sharks Spotted Off Cape Cod

 

Two great white sharks have been spotted off the coast of Cape Cod.

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy says the two were spotted around 50 yards off the beach in Chatham yesterday.

The sharks were identified and tagged by officials, who say they have been coming close to shore at the location every year since 2009.

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Pro-Casino Group Accepts Challenge To Debate

A casino-funded group hoping to defeat November's ballot question to repeal the state casino law says it will debate its opponents.

The Committee to Protect Mass Jobs, which is financed by MGM Resorts and Penn National Gaming, said Wednesday it is ``committed to participating in a vigorous debate'' on the question

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Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Defends School Committee Letter

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the operational and policy issues facing the New Bedford School Committee are not the business of the City Council.

The School Committee wrote the Council a letter this week, asking Councilors to respect the school board's boundaries

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Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

More On Suffolk Downs Closing

New England's only thoroughbred horse racing track has told its workers it will close by the end of the year because Mohegan Sun did not win a state license for a resort casino at Suffolk Downs.

Chip Tuttle, Suffolk Downs' chief operating officer, said workers were told Wednesday that the live horse racing season that ends Sept

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Anti-Casino Activists And Casino Proponents Agree To Debate

Anti-casino activists are calling on the state's top lawmakers and executives from the three casino companies that have won state gambling licenses to a political debate.

The Repeal the Casino Deal group proposed on Wednesday a series of ``independent, media-sponsored'' debates between now and the Nov

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Panel Recommends Steps To Protect Cod In Gulf Of Maine

Federal regulators are recommending a host of new restrictions to protect the Gulf of Maine's declining cod fishery.

The federal New England Fishery Management Council's Groundfish Oversight Committee on Wednesday recommended a battery of changes, including implementing expansions to existing inshore spawning closures

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South Coast Rail Comes Alive In Boston

In Boston's bustling South Station, a local group is spreading awareness of the future South Coast Rail line.

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Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images
Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images

Baker Unveils Economic Plan

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker has unveiled an economic development plan he says will create jobs, strengthen communities and build better schools.

The plan calls for using tax credits to offset the cost of minimum wage increases, and to reward businesses that hire welfare recipients and veterans

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