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Top Boston Official Pleads Not Guilty to Extortion Charges

BOSTON (AP) - Boston's top tourism official has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he withheld required city permits and approvals from a music festival production company that hired nonunion workers...

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Rep. Markey Votes Against ‘Millionaire Tax’

The Massachusetts Legislature is one step closer to taxing the rich to fund the state.

Wednesday's Joint Constitutional Convention had legislators voting 135-57 in favor of enacting a 4% surtax on Massachusetts residents earning more than $1 million a year...

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City of New Bedford/Youtube

New Bedford DPI Commissioner Ron Labelle to Retire

The City's Department of Public Infrastructure is retiring. Ron Labelle told his staff Thursday he will be stepping down from his position at the end of this fiscal year, June 30...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Chief Cordeiro Calls on New Bedford Residents to Speak Up for a Safer City

Sometimes called "The Secret City," New Bedford has a reputation for a lot happening with little said. Newly sworn-in Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro is hoping to break that spirit, and replace it with a spirit of caring...

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Baker Budget Aims To Rein In State Spending
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Lt. Governor To Visit State Pier

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will be at State Pier Thursday afternoon.

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Transgender Issue May Prompt New Bedford Schools to Modify Public Facilities

President Obama's decree that schools need to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice has some officials scratching their heads...

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Captain Joseph Cordeiro with City Councillor Ian Abreu - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Captain Joseph Cordeiro with City Councillor Ian Abreu - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Newly Appointed Chief, Deputy Chief to be Sworn In Thursday at New Bedford Whaling Museum

New Bedford's newly appointed Police Chief will be officially sworn in Thursday.

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Haiti Deserves More From It’s American Neighbor

Several thousand marched through Boston recently to mark the 16th annual Haitian-American Unity Day.   But as Haiti celebrates the 213th anniversary of it's national flag this week many Haitians wonder about the bond between Port au Prince and Washington D...

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Dartmouth Official Looks to Target Motels for Harboring Criminal Activity

A Dartmouth Select Board member is urging action against the many motels and hotels in the town.

At Monday night's meeting, Select Board member Shawn McDonald said many of the inns along the Route 6 corridor harbor drug dealers, prostitutes, and other criminals, and he wants to see that practice end...

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Coelho Photo: TSM/Dan McCready and Crodeiro Photo: ABC6

Public Safety Chair Welcomes Police Chief Appointment

Capt. Joseph Cordeiro has been named as the new police chief for the City of New Bedford.

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