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Fall River To Host Familiar Event Under Different Title

New Bedford's loss is Fall River's gain.

Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan announced Monday the city will be hosting a festival similar to the now absent Whaling City Festival next year.

In fact, organizing the Spindle City Festival is former Whaling City Festival President Joe Eugenio, who joined Mayor Flanagan in Monday's press conference

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Hernandez Moved To Suffolk County Jail

The Suffolk County sheriff says ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be treated the same as other inmates at the Boston facility.

Sheriff Steven Tompkins said Wednesday that Hernandez would go through an initial assessment before it's determined if he will be placed into general population or isolation

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Statewide Boating And Fishing Improvements Have Local Impact

If you're a boat owner in the area, you may have noticed some improvements in several communities. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs has invested $2.2 million for fixing or replacing boat ramps and docks throughout the state

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‘Portuguese Kids’ Raising Money For Injured ‘Portuguese Fireman’

They say laughter is the best medicine, and the local comedy group "The Portuguese Kids" are setting out to prove that with a special fundraiser Sunday afternoon.

The fundraiser is for volunteer firefighter and fellow comedian Steve Lopes, known to many as "The Portuguese Fireman"

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World Cup Pride Flown On Braga Bridge

As many of you know, I'm not a soccer fan. Collectively, I've probably watched less than a minute of World Cup 2014 action hosted in Brazil.

But so many other folks are extremely gung-ho over the most watched sport in the world

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Lawyers Want Hernandez Moved Closer To Boston

Aaron Hernandez's lawyers are asking a judge to transfer the former New England Patriots star to a jail closer to Boston, citing safety and other concerns.

Hernandez's Boston-based attorneys, in a request filed Friday, say they have to travel too far to meet him at the Bristol County jail in Dartmouth

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Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby. Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

What’s Next For Casino Gambling In Massachusetts

With the western region settled, state gambling regulators turn their full attention to the two remaining casino licenses in the eastern and southeastern regions.

This month, the two competing proposals for the eastern license will be aired at public hearings in their respective communities

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Together 4 Tolerance Event Launching

The human family is very diverse, with many, many different beliefs, lifestyles and cultures! Conflict is caused when people are intolerant of the ways of others. All the more reason to have an event that fosters understanding, fairness and acceptance, called Together 4 Tolerance at Fall River's North Park on Friday, June 20, between 4 - 8 pm.

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We’re In Good Hands On The Southcoast

I realized the other night just how lucky we are.

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Andrade Says He’ll Seek Injunction Over Local Hiring

A community organization will be in court on Monday, seeking an injunction to recind the labor agreement that covers hiring at the Maritime Commerce Terminal Project in the South End.

Speaking on WBSM's Mid-Day Magazine, John "Buddy" Andrade of Old Bedford Village Development Corp

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