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Rendering of Lopes sculpture / Tom Lopes Sculpture Committee
Rendering of Lopes sculpture / Tom Lopes Sculpture Committee

Tom Lopes Sculpture Committee Making Gains

The fund-raising is continuing for the Tom Lopes Sculpture Fund.

Family members and friends have started a grass-roots campaign to raise money for a bronze sculpture of Lopes to be located next spring on land where County and Sixth Street meet

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Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Mass. Congressional Delegation Gives Initial Support To Iran Deal

(Associated Press)  -  Members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are hailing a deal struck between the U.S. and other world powers and Iran.

The accord is intended to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions

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Barney Says He Wants To Run For City Council

A familiar name in New Bedford politics says he's looking to throw his hat in the ring.

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DeLeo Says Vote On Sales Tax Holiday Will Come Soon

Prospects for another sales tax holiday in Massachusetts are looking up.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Monday that he expects lawmakers to act ``relatively soon'' on a bill that would suspend the state's 6

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Agreement Near In Iran Nuclear talks

Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks plan to announce on Monday that they have reached agreement on a historic deal capping nearly a decade of diplomacy that would curb the country's atomic program in return for sanctions relief, diplomats told The Associated Press on Sunday

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JIm Phillips / TSM

Prince Henry The Navigator Statue Rededicated

Before the departure of the Portuguese tall ship Sagres on Thursday, it's Captain and crew joined with the City of New Bedford in rededicating the statue of Prince Henry the Navigator at Pope's Island

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Mayor Carlos Mendonca (L) listens to presentation with Teacher Michael Watson / Jim Phillips TSM
Mayor Carlos Mendonca (L) listens to presentation with Teacher Michael Watson / Jim Phillips TSM

Azorean Mayor Tours GNB Voc-Tech High School

The Mayor of a small city in the Azores got the chance on Thursday to tour one of the largest  vocational schools in Massachusetts.  Carlos Mendonca is Mayor of the City of Nordeste on the island of San Miguel

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley / Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley / Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

SC Governor Signs Bill To Remove Confederate Flag From Statehouse

(Associated Press) - South Carolina's governor has signed a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds, more than 50 years after it was raised in protest of the civil rights movement

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Mass. State House / Getty Images

House And Senate Approve $38 Billion Spending Plan

(Associated Press) - Massachusetts lawmakers have given final approval to a compromise $38.1 billion budget and sent it along to Gov. Charlie Baker for his signature.

The spending plan includes measures aimed at strengthening management of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and requiring lawmakers to sign off before public money could be spent on a potential 2024 Olympics in Boston

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Fairhaven Selectman Talks Surrounding Community Agreements

Now that New Bedford voters have given their approval to a Host Community Agreement for a proposed waterfront casino, the next phase will involve reaching similar agreements with surrounding communities like Fairhaven.

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