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Jim Phillips | TSM

Absentee Ballots Available At City Hall

The Massachusetts State Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 and the New Bedford Elections Commission has announced that absentee ballots for this election are now available through the Elections Office at New Bedford City Hall.

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Charlie Baker/Youtube
Charlie Baker/Youtube

GOP’s Baker: Coakley Tax Flub ‘Scary’

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker is faulting Democratic rival Martha Coakley for flubbing a question on the state gas tax.

Asked to name the gas tax during an interview on WCVB-TV, Coakley said ``10 cents

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Getty Images - Gov. Deval Patrick
Getty Images - Gov. Deval Patrick

Mass. Gov. Patrick: ‘No Plans’ For White House Bid

Associated Press - Gov. Deval Patrick is downplaying any talk of a future White House run, saying he's focused on his day job and plans to return to the private sector when he leaves office.

Patrick said Monday he's ``not sending any signals or floating any trial balloons

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danielafc,flickr

Ballot Question Backers Deliver Needed Signatures

Supporters of ballot questions that would raise the minimum wage, create a statewide earned sick time policy and update the state's bottle deposit law say they've delivered more than enough certified signatures to put the issues before voters next year

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TSM - New Bedford City Hall
TSM - New Bedford City Hall

Ward Five Candidate Weighs Ballot Recount

The New Bedford Election Commission Office has confirmed Ward Five candidate Jan Baptist has pulled recount papers.

Baptist lost last week's election to Kerry Winterson by 36 votes.

Election Commissioner Maria Tomasia tells WBSM News Baptist has until 5pm Friday to return the papers with at least ten valid signatures from Ward Five residents

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Low Turnout Predicted for New Bedford Election

Local elections are being held Tuesday, and officials aren't expecting a decent turnout.

New Bedford Election Commissioner Maria Tomasia gives WBSM News her turnout prediction.

Tomasia says with newcomers in council and school committee races, she hopes new voters will make their voices heard at the polls

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Dr. Lawrence Finnerty
Dr. Lawrence Finnerty

Dr. Lawrence Finnerty for Re-Election on “Mid-Day Live”

Dr. Lawrence Finnerty has served for three years on the New Bedford School Committee, and is finishing up his first term at the end of this year. Dr. Finnerty is seeking re-election to the committee.

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Josh Amaral for School Committee on “Mid-Day Live”

In the first of a series of "Meet and Greets" on WBSM, Josh Amaral joined me for an hour of discussion.

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State House

Potential Candidates Mulling Mass. Governor Run

Decision time is fast approaching for several would-be candidates in the 2014 Massachusetts governor's race.

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Blame Democrats for Special Election Madness and Fatigue

Tomorrow's Special U.S. Senate Election may very well be the lowest turnout in state history!

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