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Excitement Builds for Tonight’s Oscars

The Oscar movies this year may be small, but they're packing a lot of drama.

When the 87th Academy Awards kick off Sunday night at 8:30 EST, the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles will be buzzing with something the Oscars haven't always had in recent years: genuine intrigue at who the night's biggest winners will be

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Brockton Casino Deal Advances

Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter has announced an agreement with Mass. Gaming and Entertainment to allow construction of a casino on the Brockton Fairgrounds, owned by businessman George Carney.

The Enterprise is reporting that the host agreement calls for Brockton to receive at least $10 million dollars annually, along with a host of other benefits

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Photo courtesy of DaveKane.net

’41′ Signs Our Loved Ones Are Still Around Us

Radio legend Dave Kane returns to the WBSM airwaves on The Tim Weisberg Show to share the story of his son Nicky O'Neill, who perished in the Station Nightclub fire 12 years ago this past Friday.

Dave told Tim how, following Nicky's death, he still gave

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Photo courtesy Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

The Z Presents: Incidents In the Life of a Slave Girl

As a young girl, Harriet Jacobs spent seven years hiding as a fugitive in her grandmother's attic. In 1861, she put those seven years on paper. Now, those seven years are told through a 50-minute performance at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in New Bedford.

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Kasey Tries: Margaritas [VIDEO]

February 22nd is National Margarita Day! And believe it or not, I've NEVER had a margarita before. That is, until my work bestie took me out to lunch after work on Friday. (Kristen is amazing!) I taste-tested three different margaritas, and decided which was my favorite to enjoy with my meal

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Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Farrell’s Contract Extended by Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox hoped to work out a new deal for manager John Farrell before they opened camp.

They nearly got it done.

So while Boston pitchers and catchers held their first official workout Saturday, the team announced that Farrell's contract had been extended through the 2017 season, with a team option for 2018.

"On behalf of owner

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Defense Chief: Obama Rethinking Pace Of Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday.

Carter, on his first overseas trip since starting the Pentagon job Tuesday, also said the Obama administration is "rethinking"

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Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Fewer Federal Dollars Adding To State’s Transportation Woes

In the years since Massachusetts received about $7 billion from the federal government for Boston's massive underground highway project known as the Big Dig, the state — like most others — has seen U.S. funding for transportation upkeep slowly diminish.

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Mayor: Offshore Wind Projects Will Come To New Bedford

City officials say they're disappointed that financial issues have stalled the Cape Wind project, and its plan to use New Bedford as a staging area for its offshore wind turbines. But Mayor Jon Mitchell feels New Bedford is still very much in the picture for other wind projects in the Atlantic

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