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Jim Phillips / TSM - New Bedford School Committee

Marlene Pollock Will Not Seek Re-Election

Long time educator Marlene Pollock says she will not seek re-election to the New Bedford School Committee this fall. Pollock served eight years on the board and says, its time now for a break.

"Its a lot of work to be on the School Committee and do a good job and I just felt like eight years is a good chunk of time," said Pollock

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Credit: Win McNamee / Getty Images
Credit: Win McNamee / Getty Images

Chafee Announces White House Bid

Another Democrat is seeking the presidential nomination.

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President Obama Speaks On Countering Violent Extremism
President Obama speaks on countering violent extremism. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Says He’ll Sign “Freedom Act” ASAP

President Obama is promising to work quickly to resume domestic surveillance programs after Congress passed the USA Freedom Act today.

In a White House statement, the President chided some members of Congress for the "needless delay and inexcusable lapse" in national security powers

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Dartmouth Town Meeting members consider articles during Annual meeting / TSM
Dartmouth Town Meeting members consider articles during Annual meeting / TSM

Dartmouth Town Meeting Approves Budget, Okays School Transfer

Dartmouth Town Meeting members have approved a $78-million town budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. Selectboard Chair Shawn McDonald said Town Meeting made few changes to the spending plan offered by the Finance Committee

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VALERIANO DI DOMENICO/AFP/Getty Images
VALERIANO DI DOMENICO/AFP/Getty Images

After Winning Re-Election, FIFA President Announces Resignation

(Associated Press) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised to call for fresh elections to choose a successor

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Getty Images -  Rep. William Keating (D) Mass.
Getty Images - Rep. William Keating (D) Mass.

Fisheries Amendment Approved By House Of Representatives

A recently passed amendment could provide more for money for fisheries research.

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Legalize Marijuana Ballot Questions-Brian’s Beat Commentary

Photo by Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Photo by Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Beau Biden Dead From Brain Cancer At 46

Beau Biden, who followed his father, Vice President Joe Biden, into politics and was twice elected attorney general of Delaware, died Saturday of brain cancer nearly two years after he was first diagnosed

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MCT via Getty Images
MCT via Getty Images

New Bedford Receives Money For Brownfield Assessments

New Bedford is receiving $400,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to further study brownfield sites in the city.

Michele Paul, director of the city's Office of Environmental Stewardship, says the funding allows her department to assess those contaminated properties, and share the results with the public and potential investors

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Opera singer Renee Fleming with Deval Patrick at Harvard Commencement / Getty Images
Opera singer Renee Fleming with Deval Patrick at Harvard Commencement / Getty Images

Former Governor Patrick Addresses Harvard Grads

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is urging Harvard graduates to listen to, and act on, the ``unrest'' in their hearts as they head into the world.

Patrick, an alumnus of Harvard and Harvard Law School, said during his commencement speech Thursday that the world is depending on the graduates for big ideas to tackle problems such as social inequity and climate change

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