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Update: UMass Trustees Okay Wage Increases For Union Employees

Negotiated raises will be paid to members of four employee unions at UMass Dartmouth, ending a stalemate that had lasted for months.

The UMass Board of Trustees authorized the payments Wednesday at a meeting in Worcester

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Union leads speak with members during meeting on Wednesday / Jim Phillps / TSM
Union leads speak with members during meeting on Wednesday / Jim Phillps / TSM

Informational Picketing Planned At UMass Dartmouth

Members of four labor unions at UMass Dartmouth will stage an informational picket Saturday at the University. That's on a day when parents and prospective students are scheduled to visit the campus

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Rochester Holds Annual Town Election

Voters in Rochester are heading to the polls on Wednesday for the Annual Town Election.

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Photo via Geographically Yours

Wareham Annual Town Election Results

Wareham voters re-elected a Selectman, filled two seats on the School Committee, and finalized the formation of the Sewer Commission in Tuesday's Annual Town Election.

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Dartmouth Election Results In New And Old Faces In Town Government

Dartmouth Town Government will have both new and old faces after Tuesday's Annual Town Election.

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Peter Muise / Jim Phillips / TSM

Banking Executive Named Winner Of Sister Rose Award

A local banking leader is the winner of the 2015 "Sister Rose" award for his compassion and work on behalf of the homeless in New Bedford.

Peter Muise of First Citizens Federal Credit Union accepted the award during a ceremony Tuesday at the New Bedford Art Museum

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Mass. AG Says Tsarnaev Should Spend Rest Of His Life In Jail

Associated Press) - Attorney General Maura Healey says Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deserves to spend the rest of his life in jail.

Jurors in the federal trial began deliberating Tuesday

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Christopher Green and his daughter Kylie pose outside Town Hall after learning Mr. Green won a seat on Acushnet School Committee / TSM
Christopher Green and his daughter Kylie pose outside Town Hall after learning Mr. Green won a seat on Acushnet School Committee / TSM

Green And Gomes Earn Seats On Acushnet School Committee

Two newcomers have won seats on the Acushnet School Committee during Monday's Annual Town Election..

The unofficial tally Monday night showed educator Christopher Green defeating incumbent John Howcroft by 54 votes in what was a low-turnout election

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City Of New Bedford, AFSCME Local 851 Agree On Labor Deal

The City of New Bedford and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 851 have reached agreement on a new labor contract.

Members of the city workers union, which covers clerks, custodians, mechanics and others, have been working under terms of a contract which expired nearly three years ago

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State Dept. Spokesperson Marie Harf / SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

State Department: Iran Nuclear Talks Could Go Beyond June

The State Department says it's possible a nuclear agreement with Iran will not be reached by the end of June.

When asked during a daily briefing if that possibility existed, Department spokeswoman Marie Harf replied, "of course there is

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