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Attorney General Maura Healey With Mayor Jon Mitchell outside 36 Liberty St. / Jim Phillips TSM
Attorney General Maura Healey With Mayor Jon Mitchell outside 36 Liberty St. / Jim Phillips TSM

Abandoned Housing Program Gives New Life To West End Home

The City of New Bedford has joined with its state and federal partners to revitalize another home in the West End, this time at 36 Liberty Street.

Mayor Jon Mitchell and Attorney General Maura Healey toured the renovated property, which was originally built in 1899

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Obama’s Vacation Home For Sale

As far as presidential vacation homes go, JFK and Hyannisport are synonymous. Richard Nixon had both a Florida White House in Key Biscayne and one in San Clemente, CA. Gerald Ford didn't have a specific one but preferred golf and ski vacations in Colorado

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3 Year Old Runs for Mayor [VIDEO]

Six-year-old Bobby Tufts served as Mayor of Dorset, Minnesota for two terms. Now he's pulling for his three-year-old brother, James, to take on the responsibility.

"You say, 'Welcome to Dorset, please vote for me!'" said Bobby

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Mass. State House / Getty Images
Mass. State House / Getty Images

State Lawmakers Approve Sales Tax Holiday For Aug. 15-16

Massachusetts appears on track for another sales tax holiday.

The House on Wednesday voted 136-20 and the Senate 27-11 to suspend the state's 6.25 percent sales tax on most items during the weekend of Aug

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Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images

John George Sentenced To Nearly 6 Years In Prison

Former Sate Representative and Dartmouth Select Board member John George has been sentenced to 70 months in federal prison, after being found guilty last April of embezzling federal funds from his subsidized bus company

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John George To Be Sentenced Wednesday

Former State Representative and Dartmouth Select Board member John George will be in Federal Court in Boston Wednesday afternoon for sentencing.

The 68 year old George was found guilty in April of embezzling federal funds from Union Street  Bus Company, a firm that he owned, and using that money to benefit his personal farm in Dartmouth

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Ben Hellerstein speaks outside Government Center In Fall River / Jim Phillips TSM
Ben Hellerstein speaks outside Government Center In Fall River / Jim Phillips TSM

Citizens Group Urges Passage Of Solar Power Incentives

Legislation has cleared the State Senate that would create more financial incentives for the use of solar power.  On Tuesday, a citizens environmental group, Environment Massachusetts, was in Fall River urging passage of the bill in the Mass

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Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Boston’s Bid For 2024 Olympics Ends

(Associated Press) - Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over.

A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday that the U.S. Olympic Committee has severed ties with Boston

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Mayor Mitchel (L) with Joseph Michaud, Chairman of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce / Jim Phillips TSM
Mayor Mitchel (L) with Joseph Michaud, Chairman of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce / Jim Phillips TSM

Mayor And Business Leaders Optimistic About Future

Disappointed but not demoralized. That's how Mayor Jon Mitchell describes his feeling toward the decision by KG Urban Enterprises to withdraw its bid for a New Bedford casino development.

The Mayor was joined by a group of business leaders on Friday at City Hall to discuss what happens next

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Mayoral Candidate Giesta Accused Mayor Of Lapse In Leadership

Mayoral candidate Maria Giesta said KG Urban's proposed casino project for New Bedford was a golden opportunity to bring jobs and investment to the city.

But now that the developer's application for a casino license has been withdrawn, Giesta says Mayor Jon Mitchell could have done more to keep the project alive

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