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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta at her campaign kickoff event in February.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta at her campaign kickoff event in February.

Maria Giesta Kicks Off Mayoral Campaign

With three decades of experience in Washington D.C., Maria Giesta is now setting her sights on the Third Floor Office in City Hall.

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Buzzards Bay Regatta / Getty Images
Buzzards Bay Regatta / Getty Images

Mayor Names Committee To Bring Olympic Sailing To Buzzards Bay

There are still many hurdles to clear, but Olympic Sailing may be coming to New Bedford.

Mayor Jon Mitchell on Wednesday announced the formation of a steering committee to develop a proposal to bring the 2024 Olympic Sailing competition to Buzzards Bay and New Bedford

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District Attorney Thomas Quinn / Credit: Steve Klamkin WPRO News
District Attorney Thomas Quinn / Credit: Steve Klamkin WPRO News

Baker To Swear In Quinn As DA

The new district attorney overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due to be sworn in.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mayor Pushing Energy Management Contract

It looks like Siemens Energy will have a much bigger role in saving New Bedford some money beyond L-E-D streetlights.

The city is looking to enter into an energy management services agreement with the company, which would hold Siemens to whatever energy savings they guarantee

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Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images
Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Baker Hoping For Help From The Feds

Gov. Charlie Baker says he's been reaching out to federal officials as Massachusetts prepares to make a formal request for disaster relief following the spate of recent snowstorms.

Baker said Massachusetts has struggled with snow removal costs, coastal damage, a business slowdown, and nearly 150 structures with collapsed roofs due to the storms that dumped more than seven feet of snow across the state

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PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Brockton Casino Deal Advances

Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter has announced an agreement with Mass. Gaming and Entertainment to allow construction of a casino on the Brockton Fairgrounds, owned by businessman George Carney.

The Enterprise is reporting that the host agreement calls for Brockton to receive at least $10 million dollars annually, along with a host of other benefits

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Getty Images

Mayor: Offshore Wind Projects Will Come To New Bedford

City officials say they're disappointed that financial issues have stalled the Cape Wind project, and its plan to use New Bedford as a staging area for its offshore wind turbines. But Mayor Jon Mitchell feels New Bedford is still very much in the picture for other wind projects in the Atlantic

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren at UMass Dartmouth / Greg Desrosiers / TSM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren at UMass Dartmouth / Greg Desrosiers / TSM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tours UMass Dartmouth

Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren makes a stop at UMass Dartmouth on Friday, first touring the university's new Bioengineering lab, and discussing college affordability in a roundtable meeting with students

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Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Warren To Make Southcoast Swing On Friday

Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren is visiting the Southcoast on Friday.

Her first stop is in Fall River for a meeting with Mayor Sam Sutter and other officials.

Then its on to UMass Dartmouth, where at noon the Senator will tour the university's new Bioengineering Lab

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(Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
(Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Baker Unveils Plan To Fight Drug Abuse

Calling it a public health emergency, Gov. Charlie Baker has unveiled the first steps his administration plans to take in fighting heroin and prescription drug abuse and addiction.

During a stop Thursday at the Hope House treatment center in Boston, the governor announced the first-ever public release of data the state collects on the number of prescriptions written for painkillers and overdose deaths in each county

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