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Courtesy Jay McMahon

Bourne Attorney Poised to Launch Campaign for Attorney General

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — While some Democrats continue to watch Attorney General Maura Healey for signs that she'll change her mind about running for governor, Healey has drawn her first challenger for re-election in 2018...

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OPINION | Barry Richard: Replacing Face To Face Visits For Inmates A Good Idea

Face to face inmate visits at the Bristol County House of Corrections are being phased out and will be replaced by video hookups.  The reason for the change, "safety and security...

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Baker And Democrats Spar Over MassHealth Shakeup

BOSTON (AP) _ Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has delivered an ultimatum of sorts to Democrats on health care.

He's asked the Legislature to act within two months on a package of changes he's proposed in the state's Medicaid program, known as MassHealth...

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OPINION | Barry Richard: Shopkeepers Not Interested In 50’s Night Business

Thousands of people poured through the streets of Downtown New Bedford on Thursday night to celebrate 50's Night, the popular annual event that features vintage cars, classic tunes and memories of when downtown was a happening place on Thursday night...

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City Council Decides On Host Community Agreement

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford City Council approved a Host Community Agreement with ARL Healthcare Inc in a unanimous vote Thursday night...

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City Council Approves Public Safety Summit

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford City Council voted to approve a written motion to hold a Public Safety Summit that will include all politicians, public officers, and law enforcement involved in the fight against crime in the city...

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Lawmakers Finally Push Marijuana Bill to Governor’s Desk

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — The Legislature sent its rewrite of the voter-approved legal marijuana bill, with a higher tax rate and less power for voters, to the governor on Thursday, 255 days after about 1...

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OPINION | Barry Richard: Give MA Taxpayers a Sales Tax Free Weekend

For a second consecutive year Massachusetts lawmakers may deny consumers a chance to shop without paying the state's 6.25 percent sales tax.

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City Council to Vote on Host Community Agreement for Pot Cultivator

On Thursday night, the New Bedford City Council will vote once again whether to approve the Host Community Agreement between the City of New Bedford and ARL Healthcare, Inc...

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City Councilor At-Large Brian Gomes (right) speaks with WBSM's Barry Richard (left) about crime in New Bedford. Tim Dunn/TSM
City Councilor At-Large Brian Gomes (right) speaks with WBSM's Barry Richard (left) about crime in New Bedford. Tim Dunn/TSM

Gomes Calling For Public Safety Summit

NEW BEDFORD- City Councilor At-Large Brian Gomes appeared on WBSM’s Barry Richard Show this afternoon to talk with Barry about his plans to combat the rise in crime throughout the city...

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