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Credit: seekonk-ma.gov

Group Publicly Censures Town Administrator

Seekonk Town Administrator Shawn Cadime has been accused of an ethics violation.

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Whale Rock

A Whale Of A Rock Reported In New Bedford

 

A caller to the Phil Paleologos Show caused a bit of a stir Wednesday morning after they reported seeing a stranded whale in the waters off Fort Rodman.

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Immovable Whale

One of our loyal listeners, enjoying an ocean side walk with her husband along Ft. Tabor/Ft. Rodman, spotted something in the water that was out-of-the-ordinary! She decided to call-in and share her revelation on-air

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Glock 23-model, 40-caliber handgun / Photo illustration by George Frey/Getty Images)
Glock 23-model, 40-caliber handgun / Photo illustration by George Frey/Getty Images)

Westport Gun Store Owner Faces 13 Felony Counts

New Bedford Police Detectives tipped off Westport Police about the sale of illegal weapons from a gun store in their town.  The gun store owner was later charged.

Following a two-week investigation, Westport Police have charged 67 year old Richard Pacheco, the owner of Richie's Sporting Supply, with 13 felony counts of improper sale of a firearm

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

Contents Of Mattapoisett Chowder House Sold At Auction

The contents of the Mattapoisett Chowder House on Route Six are being sold piece by piece.  The business is currently in receivership because of an $800,000 debt.

An auction Wednesday to sell the entire one-acre site did not bring a legitimate bid

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Photo by Dana Sinerate/Globe Staff
Photo by Dana Sinerate/Globe Staff

Man Arresting After Driving Through Security At Federal Courthouse

Witnesses say a man has driven through a security barrier and parked in a restricted area outside the courthouse where Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was being sentenced.

Witnesses say it happened at around 1 p

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New Bedford Undergoing Mosquito Ground Spraying Tonight

New Bedford's parks will be the target of ground spraying by the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project.

The spraying will take place early Thursday morning, between 2am and sunrise at Buttonwood Park, Brooklawn Park, Fort Tabor, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park and the Poor Farm area, weather permitting.

Residents in the vicinity of the targeted areas may wish to close thei

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Ten Arrested In New Bedford Street Drug Sting

Authorites arrest ten people in New Bedford this week in an attempt to target street level drug activity.

According to Detective Captain Steve Vicente, the arrests on Tuesday all involve the sale of either heroin or cocaine, and all are charged with distribution offenses

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Skewers Council Over Budget Cuts

Mayor Jon Mitchell chastised the New Bedford City Council over cuts made to his proposed budget this week. The City Council slashed over $2.2 million, including $200,000 from the snow removal budget, and $1.1 million from th

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Medical Marijuana
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Medical Marijuana Getty Images

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Mass. Opens In Salem

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts has opened nearly three years after voters overwhelmingly approved marijuana for medicinal use.

Alternative Therapies Group's dispensary in Salem began accepting patients by appointment only Wednesday

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