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City Council Wants Kempton Elementary To Remain Open

The New Bedford School Committee has proposed to close Kempton Elementary School in order to save $235,000 in the FY16 budget. The City Council requested that Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin and the School Committee reconsider the closure during Thursday night's meeting.

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Mass. Treasurer Deb Goldberg / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mass. Treasurer Deb Goldberg / Jim Phillips / TSM

Treasurer Goldberg Delivers Finance Lessons To DeValles Students

New Mass. State Treasurer Deb Goldberg was in New Bedford Thursday, reading to second graders at the DeValles School and speaking with them about financial decisions.

Goldberg is visiting schools across the state talking to students about how the decisions they make today can impact their lives in the future

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Image provided by New Bedford School Department
Image provided by New Bedford School Department

City-Wide Student Art Now On Display

More than 3,500 pieces of art work done by New Bedford student-artists is on display at the Paul Rodrigues School Administration Building on County Street.

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says the annual district-wide student art show is a big attraction, and will be open to the public starting Friday, from 8am to 4pm, through May 21st

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Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby / Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby / Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Gaming Commission To KG Urban: No More Delays

Representatives from KG Urban Enterprises were given the green light Thursday by state regulators to move forward with their plans for a waterfront casino in New Bedford.

The approval however is contingent on providing more financial data to the state Gaming Commission within the next two weeks

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NTSB Investigator Robert Sumwalt / Getty Images
NTSB Investigator Robert Sumwalt / Getty Images

Investigator: Train Was Speeding Up When It Derailed

(Associated Press) - The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia accelerated rapidly in the final full minute before it headed into a sharp curve and crashed.

That's according to the lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Urgent Care Center Opens In New Bedford

The AFC/Doctors Express Urgent Care facility in the Market Basket Plaza is officially open.

Richard Crews, President of Doctors Express tells WBSM News the urgent care center offers a quick alternative to area emergency rooms, "Whether you're really sick or you're hurt, do you really want to go spend five hours in the E

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