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Has Easter Become “Christmas II?”

This morning, I asked the listening audience this question, and got no response. So I'm taking it to the digital airwaves to find out the answer...

When did Easter become "Christmas, Part II?"

Religious connotations aside, I'm wondering when the Easter Bunny began bringing the gifts usually reserved for Santa Claus? In the days of my youth, we got a few toys in our Easter baskets--a football, maybe a few squirt guns, something fun to play with in the nice spring weather--but we didn't find video game systems, laptops or shiny new bicycles waiting for us on Easter morning

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YouTube

Bill Murray Gives New Bedford a Shout-Out on Letterman (VIDEO)

Actor Bill Murray is known almost as much for his eccentric behavior off-screen as he is for his memorable characters on it. In fact, there's an entire website devoted to stories of people who have encoun

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Courtesy of Amy Bruni/Facebook

‘Ghost Hunters’ Star to Join Spooky Southcoast This Saturday

This week on Spooky Southcoast, the one and only Amy Bruni of SyFy's Ghost Hunters is our special guest. Amy will join us in the Spooky Studio and will take YOUR calls at (508) 996-0500 or (877) 996-1420.

She'll discuss her work in the paranormal field, investigating for television, her

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Help Wanted: Poet Laureate

The City of New Bedford is looking for its next poet laureate.

The City's Cultural Council, at the request of Mayor Jon Mitchell, is making an application available for the unpaid position, which carries a three-year appointment that will begin on May 1

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New Bedford Teachers Told They’re Out of a Job

Speaking on WBSM's "Saturday Morning with Tim Weisberg" program, New Bedford Educators Association President Lou St. John said that teachers at New Bedford High School have already begun receiving letters informing them they won't be back next year

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New Bedford Fire Dept
New Bedford Fire Dept

Two People Rescued from South End Fire

New Bedford Police and Fire rescued two people from a burning house in the city's South End early Saturday morning.

The Dartmouth Street fire was reported just after four o'clock, when a 9-year-old occupant was awakened by smoke alarms

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Handcuffs and Fingerprints
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Mello Arrested in Drug Raid

The son of former SouthCoast crime boss Timothy Mello was arrested Friday during a drug raid in Fall River.

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Mike Theiler, Getty Images

New Bedford Knights Missing Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

The New Bedford chapter of the Knights of Columbus is missing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

According to The Standard-Times, the state chapter of the Knights reports the New Bedford chapter, which is currently inactive, cannot account for as much as $300,000

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Getty Images

Saturday Storm Cancellations

There is a parking ban in the City of New Bedford today beginning at 3 pm and running for 48 hours or until lifted by City officials.

Dartmouth has issued a 24-hour parking ban beginning at 6 pm. No parking on hydrant side of the street

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Wikimedia Commons

A Hatchet Job on Lizzie Borden?

This past Saturday, the Lifetime network aired its controversial new made-for-TV movie Lizzie Borden Took An Ax. Starring Christina Ricci as Fall River's most notorious alleged murderess, the film was under a very big microscope by quite a few different communities of which I am a part--the paranormal field, local history buffs, and of course, all of us as SouthCoasters. Lizzie

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