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Chicago-Based Gaming Firm Eyes Brockton Fairgrounds For Casino

A gambling company looking to develop a resort at the Brockton Fairgrounds has applied for the final casino license in Massachusetts.

A spokeswoman for Mass Gaming & Entertainment, an affiliate of Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, confirmed that an initial application was filed before Friday's 5 p.m.

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Romney Will Not Run For President In ’16

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

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TSM - New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge

Bridge Meeting is Set For Next Month

Mayor Jon Mitchell and previous Mayors have often called for a "new" New Bedford-Fairhaven bridge.

At the urging of Mayor Mitchell, the Mass. Department of Transportation began a study last year, and next month the D-O-T will be unveiling a list of both short and long-term alternatives to the nearly 100 year old span

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Special Committee Named To Study Legalization Of Marijuana

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is praising Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg for trying to gather more information ahead of a potential effort to legalize marijuana.

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Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Senator Warren Proposes Crackdown On Pharmaceutical Companies

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is shifting her focus from Wall Street to the nation's top pharmaceutical companies.

The Massachusetts Democrat next week will file a bill she says will help fund basic medical research by targeting drugmakers charged with breaking the law

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Mitchell: Mayors Conference Looks To Make Cities More Livable

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is meeting this week in Washington, and New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is looking forward to sharing with other Mayors the successes of his city.

Mitchell says Mayors across the country are making major decisions about a host of issues, including education, and economic development

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Analysis: President Touts Recovery In State Of Union Speech

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address marked a sweet spot in his presidency when economic signs and his own personal approval are on the rise. He made sure to capitalize, taking credit for policies he said raised the country out of its recession

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State Senate To Consider New Rules For Transparency

The state Senate is considering a proposed set of rules for the 2015-2016 session that includes efforts to improve transparency.

The new rules, set for a vote on Wednesday, would require the Senate to make a list of bills available to the public two days before any meeting scheduled to consider those bills

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Dan McCready/TSM

Gomes Discusses Anti-Bullying Proclamation

A proclamation being crafted by City Council President Brian Gomes is calling on the City of New Bedford to take a stand against bullying and discrimination and to take legal action against those who engage in such behavior.

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Official: Rebels Seize Yemen State Media, ‘Step Toward Coup’

Yemen's information minister says Shiite Houthi rebels have seized the country's state news agency and television station, calling it "a step toward a coup."

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