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Governor-elect Charlie Baker Pays A Visit To The Whaling City

With just weeks until Inauguration Day, Governor-elect Charlie Baker paid a visit to New Bedford Wednesday on his tour across the Commonwealth.

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Toronto Blue Jays v Boston Red Sox

Lester, Cubs Agree To $155M, 6-Year Contract

New manager Joe Maddon says his Cubs have "won the baseball lottery this year," making the first big catch among top free-agent pitchers at Major League Baseball's winter meetings last night.

Jon Lester agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with Chicago

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One Fund Offices
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Charity Set Up After Marathon Bombing To Close

A charity created to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings is winding down operations.

One Fund Boston said in a statement Tuesday that it will not accept any more donations after Dec. 15

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Google Street View - Rogers School
Google Street View - Rogers School

Fairhaven Moving Forward In Sale Of Schools

The town of Fairhaven took another step in selling two elementary schools Tuesday night.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Fairhaven executive administrator Jeffery Osuch presenting town benefits from land purchase.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Fairhaven executive administrator Jeffery Osuch presenting town benefits from land purchase.

Fairhaven Land Purchase Defeated In Special Town Meeting

Faihaven's plan of investing in a 31 acre piece of land failed to pass Town Meeting Tuesday night.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Matt Malone speaking at UMass Dartmouth
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Matt Malone speaking at UMass Dartmouth

Secretary of Education Shares Thoughts on Education In Commonwealth

Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Matt Malone, visited the UMass Dartmouth campus Tuesday to discuss his views of education in the State.

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Octopus Intersection Downtown To Get Makeover

City officials have not given up on making improvements to the Route Six-Pleasant Street intersection, otherwise known as the Octopus.

C-D-M Smith consultants and city planners have devised a new plan that will emphasize pedestrian safety and overalll upgrades to what they call, an important gateway to the city

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Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Group Urges Sen. Warren To Run For President

A prominent liberal group is urging Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016. It plans to spend $1 million to support the effort.

MoveOn.org says it's polling its members on whether to launch a ``Run Warren Run'' campaign and will try to persuade Warren to enter the next presidential race if the vote succeeds

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Penn National Gaming Will Test New System To Limit Betting

Penn National Gaming will test a new system to help gamblers set limits on their betting at the slot parlor it is building in Plainville.

The voluntary ``play management'' system would allow gamblers to set a dollar amount they intend to spend during a single session, day or month

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Former Village Cafe in Padnaram to be rehabilitated
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Investors to Bring New Wind to Padnaram’s Sails

Prayers have been answered. The eyesore of Padnaram will be reborn!

Fellow South Dartmouth resident, Per Lofberg bought the building (formerly Village Cafe) on Monday. The building has fallen from grace in the last eight years, but locals hope Lofberg will re

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