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Mrs. Obama: Keep School Lunch Nutrition Standards As Is

First lady Michelle Obama is criticizing House Republicans for trying to weaken school lunch nutrition standards.

In a meeting today with school leaders and nutrition experts, Obama said House Republicans are "playing politics" with "our children's future

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki / Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Fairhaven Veteran Calls Veteran Affairs Scandal A Crime

A Korean War Veteran and long time veterans advocate in Fairhaven says its time for heads to roll in the Veterans Affairs scandal.

Officials say as many as 40 veterans may have died while waiting for appointments at the V-A clinic in Phoenix, Arizona

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Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Grossman Calls for Investigation Of Coakley’s Campaign Expenses

One of Attorney General Martha Coakley's opponents in the Democratic race for governor is calling for an independent investigation of her campaign expenses.

State Treasurer Steven Grossman suggested Thursday that the state inspector general review what he said was Coakley's ``failure to reimburse taxpayers in an appropriate and timely fashion

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Coakley: I’ll Reimburse State for Campaign Travel

Attorney General Martha Coakley's campaign is pledging to reimburse the state for mileage and gas costs associated with her campaign travel.

As Attorney General, Coakley travels with a state trooper in a state police vehicle

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TSM - New Bedford City Hall

City Clerk Announces Retirement

It probably was the worst kept secret at City Hall; the upcoming retirement of City Clerk Rita Arruda.  She made it official on Tuesday, saying she planned to retire at the end of June. Her job is already being advertised on the city's website

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Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford Advertising For City Clerk

It appears an important City Hall job will soon be up for grabs.

The City of New Bedford is advertising on its website the position of City Clerk. The city is accepting applications through May 30th, and the job has a salary range of $64,000 to $79,000 a year

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More Testimony In Trial Of Probation Officials

An aide to Senate President Therese Murray has resumed her testimony in the federal trial of three former state probation officials who prosecutors say funneled jobs in the department to politically-connected applicants

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Kerry Addresses Law School Grads At Boston College

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Boston College graduates to take the values of service instilled in their education and pass them on to the world.

The 1976 Boston College Law School graduate told the packed stadium at the 138th commencement Monday that a world-class degree comes with the ``profound responsibility to be leaders of change within these borders and beyond

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Mitchell delivering FY15 budget proposal to city council.

Mayor Presents FY15 City Budget

Mayor Jon Mitchell presented his proposed budget to the City Council Wednesday night.

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White House Goes Green

 

President Obama hopes to send a message that renewable energy is feasible for everyone. Technicians have finished installing solar panels on the White House roof.

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