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Hearing Will Focus On New Flood Insurance Law

The Massachusetts Division of Banks will hold a public informational hearing to get input on rules that require creditors to provide disclosures when a borrower is required to purchase flood insurance

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Community Kicks Off CPA New Bedford Campaign

A new fund dedicated to preserving historical buildings and city parks could soon be a reality.

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IPS Group, Inc./Facebook

New Parking Meters Coming To New Bedford

New parking meters are coming to the Downtown and North End Business Districts in New Bedford.

Mayor Jon Mitchell, speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, said the new meters will be installed over the next week

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Martins Seeks Action Against Pushy Energy Sales Teams

With many area residents reporting unpleasant experiences with representatives of "Just Energy", New Bedford City Councilor Steven Martins is calling for an investigation of their operations.

Martins has fielded numerous complaints from constituents, saying the door to door representatives insist on seeing the customer's energy bill, trying to persuade them to switch to their service

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Second West Nile Case Reported In Middlesex County

The Massachusetts Department of Health says the state has confirmed its second human case of West Nile virus this year.

Officials said Wednesday the case, like the first one, is from Middlesex County

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Will Flanagan/Facebook

Mayor Flanagan to Seek Investigation Into Intimidation Allegations

It's a story that seems to grow stranger by the day.

Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan says he will seek an outside independent investigation into claims by a city councilor that the mayor attempted to intimidate him with a gun

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University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass System Reports Record-High Endowment

The University of Massachusetts' endowment has grown to record high $757 million after fundraising efforts exceeded expectations during the latest fiscal year.

President Robert Caret announced Wednesday that the five-campus system raised almost $117 million in gifts and pledges during the 2014 fiscal year, a 12 percent increase over the previous year and about $12 million more than the goal

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Rhode Island Man Arrested In Mass. On Child Molestation Charge

A North Kingstown man has been charged with child molestation on accusations he touched two children inappropriately at the Newport International Polo match in Portsmouth in July.

Brian Smith was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree child molestation and one count of simple assault

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New Rules For Fire Alarms And Sprinkler Systems Criticized

Some fire officials in Massachusetts are criticizing proposed new rules they fear would roll back requirements for fire alarm and sprinkler systems in some multi-unit residential buildings.

About 40 fire officials attended a meeting Tuesday of the Board of Building Regulations and Standards in Wellesley to oppose the draft white paper, which examines the cost and effectiveness of fire alarm and sprinkler systems in buildings with three to six units

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Arruda (left), Cordeiro (right), Westport Police

Two Arrested In Connection With ‘Sailors Valentines’ Theft

Westport Police have arrested two men in connection to the missing art pieces taken from a local restaurant.

The break-in to Marguerite's Restaurant on Main Road took place August 15, where over $15,000 worth of art work known as "Sailors Valentines

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