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WBSM Listeners React To John George, Jr. Conviction

John George, Jr.'s conviction on federal charges is being met with mixed reaction from area residents.

Some callers to WBSM's Taylor Cormier Show expressed disbelief in George's guilt, saying he is a

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Workshop For 2nd Round of Fishing Disaster Relief Being Held in New Bedford

The Division of Marine Fisheries is holding a workshop in New Bedford Friday for shoreside businesses that have felt the impact of the fishing disaster.

Eligible fishing crew members, lumpers, and longshoremen are invited to attend the workshop, and fill out applications for Phase Two Groundfish Disaster Economic Assistance

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Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College

BCC Campus Back to Normal After Bomb Threat

The Bristol Community College campus in Fall River was evacuated for a brief period this afternoon.

A spokesman for the school tells WBSM News the campus received a bomb threat just after 3pm. The campus was immediately evacuated

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Few Clues For New Bedford Police After South End Gunfire

New Bedford Police have very little to go on after a single gunshot rang out early Wednesday morning in the South End.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente tells WBSM News the city's ShotSpotter system detected the gunshot just before 1am at Crapo and Jouvette Streets

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Gov. Baker Labels Marine Commerce Terminal a Mistake; Mayor Mitchell Responds

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's confident the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal will pay off in the long-run.

Governor Charlie Baker made a statement on the Howie Carr Show Tuesday afternoon, siding with State Energy Secretary Matthew Beaton saying the $113 million investment by the state was not well spent on the project which had no assurance the now-defunct Cape Wind project would establish a base of operations at the terminal

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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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Bristol County DA's Office
Bristol County DA's Office

Bristol County DA Donates to Children’s Advocacy Center

The Bristol County District Attorney's office has made a substantial financial contribution to the Children's Advocacy Center.

At a luncheon last week, Bristol County DA Tom Quinn presented a $20,000 check to the Advocacy Center in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Wojnar Not Seeking Re-election As Acushnet Selectman

Acushnet Selectman David Wojnar says he will not seek re-election next year.

Wojnar is currently in his sixth term as selectman, the longest serving member in town history, and says he wants to focus more on his family and private endeavors

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Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Gov. Baker Performing In Urban Improv Fundraiser

BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will moonlight as a comedian and performer to help raise money for an anti-violence group that works with local teens.

Baker is headlining the Friday night fundraiser for Urban Improv, which describes itself as an interactive program for young people that uses improvisational theater workshops to teach violence prevention, conflict resolution and decision-making.

Baker and hi

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Nathan Sears/SavingPlaces.org

National Attention On New Bedford Church

The First Baptist Church on William Street in New Bedford received a special designation this week that could save the structure for years to come.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation designated the church a National Treasure, making the building more eligible for private and public donations for repairs and renovations

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