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Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrant Children Have Come To New Bedford

We are truly facing some daunting challenges in this country that will define what kind of a nation we'll be living in. The 60,000-plus illegal and unaccompanied children who have been pouring across the border since November is very much a local concern too. New Bedford, known as a destination in matters like this, has already received around 400 kids over the past couple of years and more are coming.

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Jim Phillips / TSM

City Clerk Vote Set For July 17th Council Meeting

City Council President Joseph Lopes says the Council is still on schedule to select a new City Clerk at its July meeting.

Lopes says the council is reviewing the credentials of 38 candidates in the first round of applications, plus another five candidates deemed "qualified" by the city's Personnel Office

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Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images

Obama: Migrant Children Will Not Be Able To Stay

President Obama says the majority of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southwest border will not be able to stay in the U.S.  Obama said that people illegally crossing the border are being apprehended in large numbers and the government is working to make sure they are being housed and processed appropriately

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Homeland Security Grant Will Help Fire Departments

Three local fire departments are sharing a $387,000 Homeland Security grant. Fire departments in Fairhaven, Onset, and Chatham will use the money to purchase new equipment. The grant was announced Wednesday by Mass

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

Mitchell Calls On Congress To Act On Immigration Reform

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the talk has gone on for long enough; its time for Congress to get moving on immigration reform.

Speaking on his weekly radio show Wednesday night, Mitchell said it was time to bring people out of the shadows and for Congress to act

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Update: Welfare Overhaul Bill Clears Senate

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a welfare overhaul bill.

The bill would revive a 1995 state program designed to help place welfare recipients in full-time work and require the Department of Transitional Assistance to assign specialists to help high-risk recipients

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Sen. Howard Baker / Photo by Brian Alpert/Keystone/Getty Images
Sen. Howard Baker / Photo by Brian Alpert/Keystone/Getty Images

Former Senator Howard Baker Dead At 88

Former Sen. Howard Baker is being remembered for his ability to reach across the aisle and to broker compromise. As former Senate colleague Bob Dole puts it, Baker ``got things done by working with both parties when it was the right thing to do

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Candidate for Governor Steve Grossman (L) touring new construction at St. Lukes Hospital. Jim Phillips / TSM
Candidate for Governor Steve Grossman (L) touring new construction at St. Lukes Hospital. Jim Phillips / TSM

Grossman Says SJC Decision “Right Thing To Do”

State Treasurer and Democratic candidate for Governor Steve Grossman made several stops on the Southcoast Wednesday, highlighting advanced manufacturing and health care in the region.

During a stop at St

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Do You Approve/Disapprove Of President’s Handling Of Iraq Crises? [POLL]

The New York Times has published a poll that finds disapproval in the way President Obama id dealing with the crises in Iraq. The poll, as Politico's Glenn Thrush explains, is paradoxical because Americans may "basically back his foreign policy - but think he's a weakling for pursuing it."

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City Council Hardly Dents Mayor’s Budget

Mayor Jon Mitchell's $287 million budget remains pretty much intact, following the City Council's budget cutting session Tuesday night.

Councilors had submitted 89 proposed cuts, but only six cuts were given favorable votes

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