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Bristol County D.A. Quinn Raises Awareness on Elderly Abuse

May is National Elder Law Month, and elder abuse is something Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn takes very seriously.

In a press conference Wednesday, District Attorney Quinn says elder abuse cases are some of the most difficult to prosecute, especially if the victim is suffering from dementia or a similar condition...

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New Bedford Man Awarded $300K in Catholic Teacher Sex Abuse Suit

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) _ A Massachusetts jury has awarded $300,000 to a man who said his sixth-grade Catholic school teacher in Massachusetts sexually assaulted him in the mid-1980s when he was 10...

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Forum Continues The Drug-Abuse Discussion In Dartmouth

The discussion on solving opioid abuse continued on Wednesday night at the Dartmouth Middle School.

Professionals from different fields lead the forum by speaking about their experience with drug addicts, and how to possibley help break the habbit...

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Vermont Battles With Deadly Heroin Epidemic
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Dartmouth Hosting Public Forum on Opioid Abuse

The Town of Dartmouth has assembled a panel to publicly discuss the local effects of and possible solutions to the opioid epidemic.

Dartmouth Police Detective Kyle Costa says Wednesday night's discussion will ask some key questions...

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Photo Courtesy of MassDOT

Massachusetts Had Highest Rate of Reported Child Abuse in 2014

BOSTON (AP) _ Newly released figures show that Massachusetts reported the highest rate of abused and neglected children in the nation during the 2014 fiscal year...

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Film About Drug Addiction on Cape Cod to be Featured on HBO

A new documentary shinning a light on the nation's current opioid abuse epidemic is focusing on a quiet Cape Cod town to demonstrate it's not only major cities dealing with this crisis. 

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State Considers Registry For Animal Cruelty Convicts

Pet shops and animal shelters would have a new way of ensuring that a pet is winding up in the care of a responsible owner if legislation under consideration in Massachusetts becomes law.

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Seven Hills Receives Large Grant to Prevent Substance Abuse in Southcoast

Over a quarter-of-a-million dollars in grant funding has been awarded to Seven Hills Behavioral Health to provide substance abuse and HIV prevention services in Greater New Bedford...

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New Bedford Mayor: Gloucester’s New Drug Program Goes ‘Too Far’

While New Bedford and Gloucester are homes to key fishing ports in the country, both communities also share the blight of opioid abuse.

This week, the Gloucester Police Department rolled out a new program that offers help to drug addicts instead of charging them with a crime...

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Photo, Spencer Platt, Getty Images

New Bedford Area Receives Addiction-Fighting Grant Funding

The Baker administration is awarding nearly $3 million to communities throughout the state in an effort to combat substance abuse.

New Bedford is one of 127 communities to benefit from the grant program, receiving $100,000...

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