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Boeing 777. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Boeing Releases Statement On Airliner Crash

Boeing is releasing a statement on the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine that appears to have killed all 295 people on board.

The Chicago-based plane manufacturer said "our thoughts and prayers are with those on board MH17, as well as their families and loved ones

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An Israeli missile explodes inside Gaza. Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Gaza Truce Plan Crumbles

An Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict in Gaza unraveled Tuesday after the Islamic militant Hamas rejected the plan. Gaza militants launched scores of rockets at Israel, which after halting fire for hours finally responded with what Hamas security said were more than two dozen air strikes.

The speedy resumption of

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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 Supports President In Immigration Crisis

Candidate for Governor Steve Grossman weighed in on the immigration border crisis during a stop Monday on the Southcoast.

Grossman is one of three Democratic candidates for Governor.

Speaking on the Taylor Cormier Show on WBSM, Grossman called the situation an "humanitarian crisis" and he urged Congress to work with the President

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Israeli soldiers watch smoke rising from Gaza after Israel air strike.  Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images
Israeli soldiers watch smoke rising from Gaza after Israel air strike. Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

Israel Steps Up Air Attacks In Gaza Territory

Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque it said was hiding rockets, as Palestinians said their death toll from the five-day offensive rose to over 125

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Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrant Children Have Come To New Bedford

We are truly facing some daunting challenges in this country that will define what kind of a nation we'll be living in. The 60,000-plus illegal and unaccompanied children who have been pouring across the border since November is very much a local concern too. New Bedford, known as a destination in matters like this, has already received around 400 kids over the past couple of years and more are coming.

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

City Clerk Vote Set For July 17th Council Meeting

City Council President Joseph Lopes says the Council is still on schedule to select a new City Clerk at its July meeting.

Lopes says the council is reviewing the credentials of 38 candidates in the first round of applications, plus another five candidates deemed "qualified" by the city's Personnel Office

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Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images

Obama: Migrant Children Will Not Be Able To Stay

President Obama says the majority of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southwest border will not be able to stay in the U.S.  Obama said that people illegally crossing the border are being apprehended in large numbers and the government is working to make sure they are being housed and processed appropriately

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Homeland Security Grant Will Help Fire Departments

Three local fire departments are sharing a $387,000 Homeland Security grant. Fire departments in Fairhaven, Onset, and Chatham will use the money to purchase new equipment. The grant was announced Wednesday by Mass

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Calls On Congress To Act On Immigration Reform

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the talk has gone on for long enough; its time for Congress to get moving on immigration reform.

Speaking on his weekly radio show Wednesday night, Mitchell said it was time to bring people out of the shadows and for Congress to act

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Update: Welfare Overhaul Bill Clears Senate

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a welfare overhaul bill.

The bill would revive a 1995 state program designed to help place welfare recipients in full-time work and require the Department of Transitional Assistance to assign specialists to help high-risk recipients

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