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New Bedford Police and Fire Unions Endorse Keating

Congressman Bill Keating is getting the support of local public safety workers as he runs for re-election.

The New Bedford Fire and Police unions endorsed the congressman at The Black Whale restaurant on Pier Three Thursday afternoon

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Keating Hosts Roundtable on Substance Abuse

Heroin and opioid abuse has maintained a steady increase over the past several years, bringing the number of those looking for treatment to record highs. Now community leaders are looking to educate the public and their political representatives on how they can make a difference

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Former CT Congressman: Casinos Not a Good Bet

Former congressman turned author Bob Steele of Connecticut makes no bones about it: he's opposed to casino gambling and the impact it has on people and the communities where they're located.

Speaking with WBSM's Taylor Cormier, Steele said the nation's most successful casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, are now facing tough times

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New Bedford VA Nurses Face Pay Cuts Up to 20%

About a dozen local registered nurses and nurse practitioners have been broadsided by an announcement indicating they face steep pay cuts.

Last month, the Rhode Island Department of Veterans Affairs informed the staff at the New Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center via memo (pictured below) they have been overpaid for the past 19 years due to an error in pay scale appropriation

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Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Keating Voices Support for New Bedford-Named Project

A federal delegate is also letting Governor Deval Patrick know how he feels about the impromptu name change of a New Bedford project.

Congressman William Keating has drafted a letter to the governor, saying the name of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal should remain unchanged

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Ex-Congressman Resigns From Medical Pot Company

 

A former Massachusetts congressman says he has stepped down as president of a medical marijuana company that sued the state after its application to open three dispensaries was rejected.

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Mitchell Proposes Changes To Fishing Law

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell took a trip to Gloucester Tuesday, making an important pitch to key congressmen.

Mayor Mitchell spoke before Congressman John Tierney and Congressman Peter DeFazio, the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Natural Resources

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Rep. Keating’s Intelligence Amendment Clears U.S. House

U.S. Rep. William Keating says the House has approved a measure to encourage stronger intelligence sharing between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

The Massachusetts democrat says the amendment was added on Friday to an Intelligence Authorization bill

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Mayor Mitchell Joined by Senators, Congressman In Post Office Appeal

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is appealing the United States Postal Service's decision to relocate the downtown post office to a storefront instead of keeping it at it's historic location.

Mitchell writes he believes the move is "unwise, short-sighted, and potentially disruptive to the strong resurgence of activity that New Bedford's downtown has enjoyed over the past several years

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Congressman Keating to Replace Stolen Purple Heart

Congressman Bill Keating is hoping to restore some of what a New Bedford family lost last week.

Thieves recently broke into the home of the Ford family, and stole several military medals, including the Purple Heart, that had been posthumously awarded to Marine Lance Corporal Michael Ford

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