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Winterson Weighs In On Sober House

Ward 5 New Bedford City Councilor Kerry Winterson is weighing in on plans for 49 Hawthorn St. also known as the "Sober House."

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Sober House Developer To Meet With Residents On Tuesday

Developer Stephen Sheldon isn't giving up his effort to open a house for sober living at 49 Hawthorne Street in New Bedford.

Neighbors and members of the City Council are strongly opposed to the proposal, and the city's Building Department has ordered Sheldon to "cease and desist" saying his plan violates zoning in that neighborhood...

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Free, Two-Hour Parking During Holiday Season


The City of New Bedford is again offering two hours of free parking at metered spaces in the city's business districts.

The free parking is being offered in Downtown New Bedford, the North End Business District, and in the Elm Street and Zeiterion garages. The...

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Vermin Supreme Wants to Be Your Next President

In a wide-ranging (and sometimes head-scratching) discussion, presidential candidate Vermin Supreme joined WBSM's Tim Weisberg on Saturday morning to discuss his platform.

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Credit: Trig Photography

Museum Seeks Archaeological Survey At Fort Taber

Some volunteers with the Fort Rodman-Fort Taber Military Museum believe up to 30 Civil War cannons may be buried around Fort Taber. They're looking for a way to conduct an archaeological survey of the site...

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NYPD Chief Bratton And NY State Attorney Gen. Schneiderman Speak On The Community Overdose Prevention Program
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AG: State To Make Naloxone Available At Cheaper Prices

(Associated Press) - Massachusetts cities and towns can begin purchasing the overdose reversal drug naloxone at a discounted rate.

Attorney General Maura Healey made the announcement Wednesday, at the start of the holiday season...

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Obama Delivers Statement On IRS Controversy At White House

Obama Says No Credible Evidence Of Terror Plot

President Obama says there is no specific credible evidence of a terror plot in the U.S.

The President spoke from the White House today after meeting with his national security advisers...

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Baker signs Fentanyl Trafficking Bill

(Associated Press)  -  A new Massachusetts law makes trafficking of the powerful synthetic drug fentanyl a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison...

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Less Than 20% Of Americans Trust Government

Fewer than one in five Americans trust the government. That's according to a new poll by Pew Research.

It also shows that more than half of Americans think ordinary citizens could do a better job than Washington insiders when it comes to solving the nation's problems...

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Harold Shaw New Agent-In-Charge In Boston

For Harold Shaw, starting a job as the new special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston office is a bit of a homecoming.

Shaw grew up in Weymouth and Hingham...

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