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Rise in Prostitution Concerns City Council

New Bedford City Councilors have noticed an increase in prostitution and fear it puts all women in the city at risk.

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City Council Requests Crack Down On Speeding Drivers

The New Bedford City Council plans to go after drivers that don't stop for people crossing the street.

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NB Teachers Holding Their Own In Evaluation Ratings

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says she's generally satisfied with how New Bedford teachers faired in the second year of a statewide evaluation program.

The numbers were released Thursday by the Massachusetts Dept

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Jim Phillips | TSM

Mayor Frustrated With City Council’s Inaction On Problem Property Ordinance

Mayor Jon Mitchell is steaming that the City Council has again tabled his proposed "Problem Property Ordinance."

Mitchell says he first offered the plan two years ago, and has met repeatedly with representatives of the Council to iron out differences

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Elizabeth Warren. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Sen. Warren Lands Democratic Leadership Post

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is being given a top Democratic leadership post.

Warren, who first won election to the Senate just two years ago, has been tapped by Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada to serve as strategic policy adviser to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee

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Former Probation Commissioner Sentenced to 18 Months In Prison

A former Massachusetts probation commissioner convicted of rigging the agency's hiring process to favor politically connected candidates has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.

U.S. District Court Judge William Young sentenced John O'Brien on Thursday, saying ``every judge in Massachusetts'' must stand ``appalled'' by the extent of corruption in the state probation department revealed by the two-month trial

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

UPDATE: Southcoast Health CEO Named to Baker’s Transition Team

UPDATE:  The President of Southcoast Health system has been named to Governor-Elect Charlie Baker's transition team.

Keith Hovan and Deb Enos of Neighborhood Health Plan Inc. will co-chair the Healthcare Committee on the team

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Tanglewood Announces Summer 2015 Programming

Tanglewood has announced its lineup for the 2015 summer season, featuring the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and a wide range of pop, jazz and classical artists.

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Fall River Justice Center

Rhode Island Men Plead Guilty in Attleboro Slaying

Two cousins from Rhode Island have pleaded guilty for their roles in the drug-related slaying four years ago of an Attleboro man.

Jose Polanco was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty in Fall River Superior Court to charges including second-degree murder and home invasion in the June 2010 death of Dylan Adams

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Councilors Delay Third Version of ‘Problem Properties’ Ordinance

The New Bedford City Council has once again tabled Mayor Jon Mitchell's "Problem Properties" ordinance.

The Council's Committee on Ordinances last night weighed the third version of the ordinance, which has been whittled down to bring action against landlords after eight valid complaints of a criminal nature, instead of ten complaints that would have included criminal, code, and zoning violations

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