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Cuban Cigar Boom? Stores And Customers Say Not Yet

The Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing travelers to return with a few in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about business.

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Christmas Tree in Downtown New Bedford / Greg Desrosiers / TSM
Christmas Tree in Downtown New Bedford / Greg Desrosiers / TSM

City’s Christmas Tree Dazzles Holiday Crowd

Mayor Jon Mitchell, City Councilors and Santa Claus lined up Thursday night to light the City's Christmas Tree outside the Downtown library.

The event also included a light show outside the library, and a holiday flash mob also made an appearance

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Former Village Cafe in Padnaram to be rehabilitated
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Investors to Bring New Wind to Padnaram’s Sails

Prayers have been answered. The eyesore of Padnaram will be reborn!

Fellow South Dartmouth resident, Per Lofberg bought the building (formerly Village Cafe) on Monday. The building has fallen from grace in the last eight years, but locals hope Lofberg will re

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Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony Rescheduled For Next Thursday

The city of New Bedford has postponed the annual Downtown Christmas
Tree Lighting Ceremony for tonight because of inclement weather.

The event has been rescheduled for Thiursday, December 11th at 6pm

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Massachusetts Retailers See Boost in Holiday Sales

Retailers are optimistic that shoppers will be spreading around some cash along with holiday cheer in the Bay State over the coming weeks.

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Black Friday is Darker Than Ever [VIDEO]

Are you a hard-core Black Friday shopper? Do you prepare for the battlefield before entering the store? Do you plan your course of action to score the best deal? You probably show no mercy to fellow doorbusters

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Americans Embrace Football, Shun Shopping on Thanksgiving

Americans are giving a thumbs up to football and a thumbs down to shopping going into this Thanksgiving.

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Monty the Penguin [VIDEO]

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Monty the Penguin is this little boy's closest pal! This Christmas commercial for John Lewis is so adorable, I don't care if you think it's too early to start talking about December 25th. Not gonna lie, got a little misty-eyed. I won't ruin the ending for you, but

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Staples in Fairhaven. Credit: Dan McCready/TSM
Staples in Fairhaven. Credit: Dan McCready/TSM

Staples Investigating Possible Data Breach

Staples says that it is looking into a potential credit card data breach and that it has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.

The office supplier retailer said that if it turns up any data discrepancies during its investigation, customers won't be responsible for fraudulent activity on their credit cards as long as it is reported in a timely manner

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Holiday Sales Are Predicted To Be Up This Year

Do you plan to spend more this Christmas season? People who are paid to predict that kind of thing think you will be, with the nation's largest retail industry trade group predicting that sales will be up 4

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