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Ballot Question Would Create Additional Tax On Mass. Millionaires

A coalition of unions and community groups say they've submitted a proposed ballot question aimed at funneling more money into education and transportation by creating an additional tax on those who earn more than a million dollars a year

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Sheriff Thomas Hodgson speaking in front of empty bunks in Immigrant Detention Center / Jim Phillips TSM
Sheriff Thomas Hodgson speaking in front of empty bunks in Immigrant Detention Center / Jim Phillips TSM

Hodgson Urges Tougher Immigration Laws

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is joining Sheriffs around the country this week calling for tougher immigration laws.

Speaking from the Immigration Detention Center in Dartmouth, Hodgson says the federal government is allowing immigrants with criminal backgrounds to remain in the country

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Jim Phillips | TSM

Morad To Seek Re-Election To City Council

Linda Morad says she will run for re-election to the City Council.  Morad returned to the Council two years ago and hopes to be re-elected as one of five at large City Councilors in November.

Morad says if she's successful, she'll continue to focus on city finances and economic development

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Opposition Mounting To Obama’s Emission-Cutting Initative

Opponents are already vowing to sue the government, in order to block new environmental rules from taking effect.

The plan unveiled by President Barack Obama Monday is aimed at dramatically cutting emissions from U

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Two lifeguards and the Mayor assist Owen Costa in the beach wheelchair / Jim Phillips TSM
Two lifeguards and the Mayor assist Owen Costa in the beach wheelchair / Jim Phillips TSM

Beach Wheelchair Now In Use In New Bedford

There's a new device being used on beaches in New Bedford. The beach wheelchair was donated by Smiles Mass., and its designed to provide more accessibility to beaches for adults and children with disabilities

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Schumer Cousins Call For Tighter Gun Laws

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is joining forces with his cousin, actress and comedienne Amy Schumer, to call for tighter gun laws.

The two stood side-by-side at a news conference to propose new legislation targeted at stopping mass shootings

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Work Begins Next Week to make Octopus Intersection Safer

Preliminary work has begun on the much talked about "Octopus intersection" in Downtown New Bedford.  Surveyors were busy there on Thursday.

D-P-I Commissioner Ron Labelle says work will begin next week to make that intersection safer for pedestrians

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Jim Phillips / TSM

AG Maura Healey Displays “Court” Skills In New Bedford

Attorney General Maura Healey spent some down time in New Bedford on Thursday.

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Attorney General Maura Healey With Mayor Jon Mitchell outside 36 Liberty St. / Jim Phillips TSM
Attorney General Maura Healey With Mayor Jon Mitchell outside 36 Liberty St. / Jim Phillips TSM

Abandoned Housing Program Gives New Life To West End Home

The City of New Bedford has joined with its state and federal partners to revitalize another home in the West End, this time at 36 Liberty Street.

Mayor Jon Mitchell and Attorney General Maura Healey toured the renovated property, which was originally built in 1899

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Obama’s Vacation Home For Sale

As far as presidential vacation homes go, JFK and Hyannisport are synonymous. Richard Nixon had both a Florida White House in Key Biscayne and one in San Clemente, CA. Gerald Ford didn't have a specific one but preferred golf and ski vacations in Colorado

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