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Council Approves Funding For Taylor School

A new elementary school will soon be coming to the South End of New Bedford.

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Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester addressing School Committee Thursday Night / Jim Phillips / TSM
Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester addressing School Committee Thursday Night / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Chester Encouraged By Visit To New Bedford

Mass. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester says he's encouraged by what he saw Thursday in New Bedford's underperforming schools.

Chester visited both the Parker School and New Bedford High School

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Michele Furtado / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Michele Furtado / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Fairhaven Woman Brings Fight Against Common Core To New Bedford

When state Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester drove up to the Parker School in New Bedford Thursday morning, he was greeted by Michelle Furtado of Fairhaven, a staunch opponent of the Common Core education standards in Mass

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Who Is America’s Most Influential Politician?

Nearly 14 years after he left office, former President Bill Clinton is the country's most influential politician, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg poll that looked at whose endorsement would be able to sway voters.

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First Lady Michelle Obama Stumps For Coakley In Boston

First lady Michelle Obama is making a political swing through New England on behalf of Democrats running for governor in Massachusetts and Maine.

Obama energized a crowd at the Strand Theatre in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood during a rally for state Attorney General Martha Coakley's gubernatorial bid, warning that "races like this can be won or lost by a few thousand or even a few hundred votes

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Vietnam Vets To Be Honored In New Bedford

Vietnam Veterans will be honored next week in New Bedford.

The City Council will present so-called "Challenge Coins" to members of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 499 during a 5:30pm ceremony next Thursday outside City Hall

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Governor Deval Patrick / getty images
Governor Deval Patrick / getty images

Governor Rips Herald Cartoon As Racist

Gov. Deval Patrick is criticizing a Boston Herald editorial cartoon meant to satirize the Secret Service after an intruder made it deep into the White House.

The cartoon shows a man taking a bath watching President Obama brush his teeth

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Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Secret Service Director Resigns

Embattled Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is out. Pierson submitted her resignation to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Pierson has been under fire for a series of security breaches involving President Obama and the White House

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Secret Service Director Accepts Responsibility for White House Security Breach

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says President Obama is obviously concerned about a recent security breach but continues to have confidence in the Secret Service and its embattled director, Julia Pierson

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

For-Profit Schools Suing A-G Coakley Over New Regulations

An association representing for-profit schools is suing Attorney General Martha Coakley over new regulations they say are unconstitutional.

Coakley says the regulations require for-profit and occupational schools to provide accurate information to the public while prohibiting misleading advertising and addressing unfair lending practices

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