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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

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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Adam Stern (far right) addressing Mass. Gaming Commission on Thursday / TSM
Adam Stern (far right) addressing Mass. Gaming Commission on Thursday / TSM

KG Urban Gets Till June 9th To Submit Financial Info

The firm planning a waterfront casino in New Bedford is getting more time to get its financial house in order.  The Massachusetts Gaming Commission passed a motion Thursday requiring KG Urban Enterprises to submit a firm signed by all its financial partners to the commission by 5 p

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City Councilor Steven Martins Gets Lottery Job

New Bedford City Councilor Steven Martins has gotten a new job with the Massachusetts State Lottery.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Encourages Early Voting In Miami Beach
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One Person One Vote

The Supreme Court agreed this week to hear a case on who should be counted in determining election districts, which are created based on the "one person, one vote" principle. If the court sides with the plaintiffs in the case, two Texas voters, it could shift political power away from cities towards more rural areas, which would benefit Republicans

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FBI Director James Comey speaks to reporters / Getty Images
FBI Director James Comey speaks to reporters / Getty Images

Justice Dept. Cracks Down On International Soccer Corruption

The Justice Department is socking FIFA,  the world governing body for organized soccer. More than a dozen FIFA officials are being charged in a massive corruption case.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the charges include bribery, fraud, racketeering and money laundering

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Dan McCready/TSM
Dan McCready/TSM

Fall River City Council Member Resigns

Fall River City Councilor Paul DaSilva has resigned.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Council Asked To Consider Additional Funding For Schools

A member of the New Bedford School Committee is asking the City Council to approve a provision in state law that will allow the Council to consider two budget proposals for New Bedford Schools.

School Committee member Bruce Oliveira told WBSM News, " that particular amendment would say that the School Committee would have the ability to recommend to the Council that they accept the School Committee's budget over whatever number was in the Mayor's budget

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