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Sutter Set To Take Oath Of Office As New Fall River Mayor

Fall River's newest mayor is set to take his oath of office.

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George H. W. Bush Admitted To Hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush has been taken to a Houston hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath.

Spokesman Jim McGrath said in statement that Bush was taken Tuesday evening by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital as a ‘‘precaution

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Sutter Names Fall River Transition Team

Fall River Mayor-elect Sam Sutter has named an eight member transition team as he moves from the Office of District Attorney to Mayor.

Sutter's transition team will be chaired by retired Raynham Police Chief Lou Pacheco, who is Sutter's director of operations in the D-A's office

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Corinn Williams and Mike McCarthy answer questions Tuesday from reporters / Jim Phillips / TSM
Corinn Williams and Mike McCarthy answer questions Tuesday from reporters / Jim Phillips / TSM

North End Merchants Seek More Police, Cleaner Neighborhood

Business-owners in the Acushnet Avenue Commercial District feel they're being short-changed when it comes to city services.

That was one of the findings in a survey of 69 businesses in the North End carried out by the Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth and the Community Economic Development Center

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U.S. Mulls Putting North Korea On Terrorism Sponsor List

President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

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Pope Francis
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Little-Known Book By Pope Outlines Views, Hopes For Cuba

A little-known book about Cuba by Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — provides new insight into Francis' views on Cuban society, Marxism and the U.S. trade embargo that shaped his behind-the-scenes role in helping bring about the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations.

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Cuban cigars
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Cuban Cigar Boom? Stores And Customers Say Not Yet

The Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing travelers to return with a few in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about business.

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Castro Leads Massive Anti-U.S. Demo
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No Word Yet From Fidel Amid Historic US-Cuba Shift

Amid the excitement over the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, one person has been conspicuously absent: Fidel Castro.

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City Council Questioning Casino Negotiations

The New Bedford City Council is once again asking Mayor Jon Mitchell about his intentions on a waterfront casino.

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Matt Camara TSM

Alves Proposes Lottery Ticket To Help Pay For Southcoast Rail

New Bedford City Councilor David Alves wants the state to establish a lottery ticket to help raise money to pay for the Southcoast Rail Project.

Alves is proposing that the tickets be sold in Eastern Massachusetts only, but he says if state lawmakers from our region could muster the support for a statewide ticket, he wouldn't be opposed

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