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Remembering Percy Sledge [VIDEO]

My wife, Celeste, and I were waiting in the lobby of the posh New York City Hotel for legendary soul and R&B singer Percy Sledge. Earlier in the day, Percy Sledge and I were on national radio talking about his Alabama roots and how Jim Crow was still the law of the land. We

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Mattapoisett Police Make Drug Arrests

Mattapoisett Police, with help from several area departments, arrest two Wareham men Monday, one of whom is accused of selling drugs from his room at the Hillside Motel.

Police Chief Mary Lyons says 35 year old Troy Jones sold drugs to multiple people, including sales to undercover police officers

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Jackie Robinson / Photo File/MLB Photos via Getty Images
Jackie Robinson / Photo File/MLB Photos via Getty Images

MLB Salutes Jackie Robinson On Wednesday

Wednesday, April 15th is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball. It's a day when all players, coaches and managers will wear Robinson's number-42 to honor the man who broke baseball's color barrier

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Greg Desrosiers / TSM

Protesters Urge $15 Per Hour For Nation’s Lowest Paid Workers

(Associated Press) - Backers of a drive to hike wages for the nation's lowest paid workers to at least $15 per hour are holding a series of events in Boston.

Several hundred people, including college students, fast-food restaurant employees and other workers gathered for a rally on Tuesday afternoon at Forsyth Park near Northeastern University

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Health Director Brenda Weis with Mayor Jon Mitchell / Jim Phillips / TSM
Health Director Brenda Weis with Mayor Jon Mitchell / Jim Phillips / TSM

City Officials Urge Landlords To Join Pre-Rental Voucher Program

Mayor Jon Mitchell and city health officials are urging New Bedford landlords to take part in a Pre-Rental Voucher Program.

The program is voluntary. For $100 the city will inspect your property before its leased to a tenant, and award a certificate of compliance

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Gomes School Applying For Grant To Add Over 300 School Hours

The New Bedford School Committee is giving the Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School the green light to take steps that could result in longer and additional school days. The School Committee Monday approved a memorandum of agreement with the New Bedford Educators Association to allow the school to apply for an Extended Learning Time (ELT) Grant from the Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers

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Gisele Bundchen in Paris, 2014 / Getty Images
Gisele Bundchen in Paris, 2014 / Getty Images

Gisele Bundchen Retiring From Runway

Gisele Bundchen is officially retiring from the runway.  The model and wife of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is saying goodbye to the catwalk and will instead focus on editorial work.

"Yahoo News" is reporting she said her body "asked to stop

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