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Massachusetts Lawmakers Kickoff New 2-Year Session

The Democratic-controlled state Legislature is beginning a new two-year session, one day before a new Republican governor, Charlie Baker, takes office on Beacon Hill.

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Republicans Settle In On Capitol Hill

Optimistic Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.

Before the new Congress was two hours old, a veto showdown with President Barack Obama was set as the White House announced he would reject legislation approving the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline, which Republicans intend to advance

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Decision On Afghan Officer Delayed

An Afghan military officer who said he would be a target of the Taliban if sent home is awaiting an immigration judge's decision on whether he can stay in the United States.
Maj. Jan Arash appeared Tuesday in U

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - 2015 Council President Brian Gomes

Brian Gomes Elected City Council President For Third Term

The New Bedford City Council elected a familiar face to serve as the 2015 Council President.

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Photo from Bristol County District Attorney's Office

D-A Quinn Sworn In During Private Ceremony

Thomas Quinn was officially sworn-in Monday as the Acting District Attorney in Bristol County.  Here's a statement from the District Attorney's Office.

 

Tom Quinn was sworn as Acting Bristol County District Attorney  late this afternoon at the Fall River Justice Center during a private ceremony attended by staff members, a large contingent of Bristol County Police Chiefs and members of District Attorney Quinn’s family.

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Former Senator Edward Brooke Dies At 95

Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S.history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95.

Brooke died of natural causes at his Coral Gables, Florida, home, said Ralph Neas, Brooke's former chief counsel. Brooke was surrounded by his family.

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New York Mayor, Police Commissioner Saluted As They Enter Slain Officers Wake

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton were saluted as they entered a funeral home for an officer’s wake.

The action by officers Saturday at the wake of Wenjian Liu was in contrast to the hundreds of police who turned their backs to video screens showing the mayor speaking at last week’s funeral of Liu’s police partner, Rafael Ramos

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Mitchell Shares Hopes For New Bedford In 2015

Among Mayor Jon Mitchell's hopes for the new year is the completion of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal in the South End.

Mayor Mitchell says the project is slightly behind schedule but should be finished by sometime in January

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Mayor Sam Sutter / Jim Phillips / TSM

Sutter Takes Over In Fall River

Massachusetts's newest Mayor has taken the oath of office in front of a standing room only crowd at Fall River's Government Center.

Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter was sworn in as Fall River's Mayor on Tuesday

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Effort Underway To Clarify Casino ATM Placement

A state lawmaker wants to clarify where banks can place ATMs in the state's newly-licensed casinos.

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