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DPI Commish: Be Careful on New Bedford Hurricane Barrier

Those looking to go for a stroll on top of the newly resurfaced hurricane barrier in New Bedford's South End should do so at their own risk.

DPI Commissioner Ron Labelle tells WBSM News while the majority of the concrete has been poured and is safe for walking, it's still technically a construction site

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Former MA Probation Commissioner At Moakley Court
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Closing Arguments Made In Probation Hiring Trial

Closing arguments have started in the federal trial of former state probation commissioner John O'Brien and two deputies accused of rigging the agency's hiring process.

O'Brien, William Burke and Elizabeth Tavares are accused of trying to curry favor with powerful lawmakers by funneling jobs to politically connected applicants at the expense of more qualified candidates

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Paul Revere Sign Is Coming Down

The City of New Bedford is in the process of removing the Paul Revere sign from a billboard overlooking Interstate 195.

The sign's removal has been rumored to happen for over a year. City officials including Mayor Jon Mitchell have said the sign's infrastructure needed to be reinforced to ensure safe removal

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TSM - DESE Commissioner Mitchell Chester holds a roundtable at Parker Elementary School.
TSM - DESE Commissioner Mitchell Chester holds a roundtable at Parker Elementary School.

State Takeover Looms over New Bedford School

During a roundtable at the "Level Four" Parker School, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester made it clear.

Chester heard from school officials, teachers, and parents on any progress the school has made since it's "Level Four" designation three years ago, and where the school is still lacking

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Long-Time New Bedford DPF Commissioner Larry Worden Retires

A long-time City employee has quietly stepped down from his position.

Larry Worden retired as Commissioner of the Department of Public Facilities on February 1, marking 38-years as a municipal employee

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