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Obama: U.S. Studying All Options In Iraq

President Obama says U.S. officials are looking at all options on Iraq, which may be headed for a bloody civil war. In comments at the White House, Obama said some short-term military options may be necessary, including U

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Mass. Clean Energy Center

Andrade Says He’ll Seek Injunction Over Local Hiring

A community organization will be in court on Monday, seeking an injunction to recind the labor agreement that covers hiring at the Maritime Commerce Terminal Project in the South End.

Speaking on WBSM's Mid-Day Magazine, John "Buddy" Andrade of Old Bedford Village Development Corp

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Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford City Clerk’s Job Re-Posted

The City of New Bedford is re-posting the job of City Clerk on its website.

City Council President Joseph Lopes was referring to former Councilor Denis Lawrence who was considered a front-runner for the job, but withdrew his application without explanation on Monday

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Lopes To Release Schedule For Hiring New City Clerk On Wednesday

New Bedford City Council President Joseph Lopes says he'll release his schedule for hiring a new City Clerk around lunch-time on Wednesday.  After meeting with the city's personnel director, Angela Natho, Lopes says he finalized the plan last night

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Regulators Begin Process To Award State’s First Casino License

State gambling regulators are beginning their final review of a proposed $800 million MGM casino in downtown Springfield that is in line to become Massachusetts' first licensed casino.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is holding four meetings in Springfield and Boston starting Tuesday and leading to Friday's expected final award of the casino license, one of up to three authorized under the state's 2011 gambling law

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Denis Lawrence Withdraws Application For City Clerk’s Job

Former City Councilor Denis Lawrence has informed the Council President, he is withdrawing his application for the position of City Clerk.

The news of Lawrence's decision has greatly saddened Ward Three Councilor Henry Bousquet

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Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Getty Images

Baker Supports Minimum Wage Hike

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker is backing an increase in the state's minimum wage to $10.50 per hour, but says it should be coupled with tax breaks for individuals and small businesses

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Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images

U.S. Citizen Held In North Korea

The State Department is confirming that a U.S. citizen has been detained in North Korea.

It's the third American currently held by the authoritarian nation.

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf is citing privacy reasons in providing no further details

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Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Grossman: May spend $9 Million To Win Democratic Primary

Democratic candidate for governor Steven Grossman says he may spend as much as $9 million to win his party's primary.

Grossman was required to submit the self-imposed limit as part of the state's public campaign finance law

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Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Obama Praises D-Day Allied Troops

``These men waged war so that we might know peace.''

That's what President Barack Obama said today of the men who stormed the beaches at Normandy 70 years ago today.

More than 160-thousand allied troops landed on the French coastline in 1944

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