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City Council Decides On Host Community Agreement

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford City Council approved a Host Community Agreement with ARL Healthcare Inc in a unanimous vote Thursday night...

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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

City Council Approves Public Safety Summit

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford City Council voted to approve a written motion to hold a Public Safety Summit that will include all politicians, public officers, and law enforcement involved in the fight against crime in the city...

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Lawmakers Finally Push Marijuana Bill to Governor’s Desk

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — The Legislature sent its rewrite of the voter-approved legal marijuana bill, with a higher tax rate and less power for voters, to the governor on Thursday, 255 days after about 1...

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OPINION | Barry Richard: Give MA Taxpayers a Sales Tax Free Weekend

For a second consecutive year Massachusetts lawmakers may deny consumers a chance to shop without paying the state's 6.25 percent sales tax.

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City Council to Vote on Host Community Agreement for Pot Cultivator

On Thursday night, the New Bedford City Council will vote once again whether to approve the Host Community Agreement between the City of New Bedford and ARL Healthcare, Inc...

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City Councilor At-Large Brian Gomes (right) speaks with WBSM's Barry Richard (left) about crime in New Bedford. Tim Dunn/TSM
City Councilor At-Large Brian Gomes (right) speaks with WBSM's Barry Richard (left) about crime in New Bedford. Tim Dunn/TSM

Gomes Calling For Public Safety Summit

NEW BEDFORD- City Councilor At-Large Brian Gomes appeared on WBSM’s Barry Richard Show this afternoon to talk with Barry about his plans to combat the rise in crime throughout the city...

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Brian Gomes - Dan McCready/Townsquare Media

OPINION | Barry Richard: Public Safety Summit Could Be A Good Idea

The city's neighborhoods seem to have quieted down just a bit since a man was shot while minding his business in his apartment during what is believed to have been a gang related shootout in the streets around North Front Street in June...

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John Leboutillier

[LEBOUTILLIER] Pants on Fire

Arlene Bynon & John LeBoutillier look at the sudden transformation of the Trump-Russia Story from a "Nothingburger" to a "Smoking Cannon." W...

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Treasurer: ‘No Idea’ If Pot Shops Can Open by July 2018

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, set to play a key role in the rollout of a legal marijuana industry in Massachusetts, said Tuesday she has "no idea" whether legal pot shops will be open by next July, as envisioned by policymakers...

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OPINION | Barry Richard: Is Joe Kennedy Presidential Material?

Does simply being a Kennedy still win you political support in Massachusetts the way that it once did?

While I admit the thought that Congressman Joe Kennedy III might have a better than even chance of winning the Massachusetts Governor's office should he desire it, has crossed my mind but the image of Kennedy as a viable candidate for president was never really something I considered...

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