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New Bedford Casino Ballot Question

The wording of a June 23 casino referendum question has been finalized.

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Westport Town Meeting Resumes Tuesday

Westport will resume their Town Meeting Tuesday night after it was adjourned at their May 5 meeting.

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City Council Sets Budget Hearing Schedule

The New Bedford City Council has set aside five nights to review budgets of various city departments.  However one of those nights, Wednesday June 18th, will be set aside to review only one budget, the school budget

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Geraldo’s Firing Has Local Connection

Not that long ago, you'd spot one of America's most recognizable TV reporters, Geraldo Rivera, at local places like Not Your Average Joe's or other familiar venues. He had a home nearby because he was married to a local girl, C

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AZHAR SHALLAL/AFP/Getty Images

Ramadi Now Controlled by ISIS

(Associated Press) - The Islamic State group seized control of the city of Ramadi on Sunday, sending Iraqi forces racing out of the city in a major loss despite the support of U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the extremists

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Carmen Ortiz and prosecution team / Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images
Carmen Ortiz and prosecution team / Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images

U.S. Attorney Calls Tsarnaev Verdict “Just And Fair”

The U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts says the jury has spoken and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "will pay with his life" for carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing.

Carmen Ortiz called the verdict reached Friday, "fair and just

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City Council Wants Kempton Elementary To Remain Open

The New Bedford School Committee has proposed to close Kempton Elementary School in order to save $235,000 in the FY16 budget. The City Council requested that Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin and the School Committee reconsider the closure during Thursday night's meeting.

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Mass. Treasurer Deb Goldberg / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mass. Treasurer Deb Goldberg / Jim Phillips / TSM

Treasurer Goldberg Delivers Finance Lessons To DeValles Students

New Mass. State Treasurer Deb Goldberg was in New Bedford Thursday, reading to second graders at the DeValles School and speaking with them about financial decisions.

Goldberg is visiting schools across the state talking to students about how the decisions they make today can impact their lives in the future

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Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby / Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby / Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Gaming Commission To KG Urban: No More Delays

Representatives from KG Urban Enterprises were given the green light Thursday by state regulators to move forward with their plans for a waterfront casino in New Bedford.

The approval however is contingent on providing more financial data to the state Gaming Commission within the next two weeks

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

Mayor: City Will Meet With Leaders Of Homeless Group

A group of homeless people in New Bedford say the city needs to do more to assist the homeless.  They've signed a petition containing 158 names asking the Mayor for help.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's directing the city's Director of Housing and Community Development to meet with the petitioners

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