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Extremely Low Voter Turnout Across Southcoast Communities Thursday

With very few contested races to speak of, voter turnout across the Southcoast was dismal.

In New Bedford, only 3.1% of the electorate made it to the polls - less than half the amount of last year's historic low turnout of 7...

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Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Keating Pleased Obama Administration Taking Action on Opioid Epidemic

As part of his budget proposal, President Obama is including $1.1 billion to address the nation's opioid epidemic.

Congressman William Keating says he's glad the problem is being addressed in a large way by the administration...

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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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Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Keating On July 4th Terror Threats: “There’s Reason To Be Concerned”

The FBI and Homeland Security came out this week, warning of increased terrorist communication activity ahead of the Independence Day weekend...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

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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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

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...

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Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
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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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Celebrates 40 Years Of CDBG

It's Community Development Block Grant Week around the nation, and New Bedford is joining in on the 40th anniversary of the start of the program...

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patries71, flickr
patries71, flickr

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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gossipcop, ellasportfolio, nec, flickr
gossipcop, ellasportfolio, nec, flickr

What’s in a Face?

With the nomination of Democrat Bill Keating as our next Congressman, I thought I might offer a comparison, all in good fun.

I'm always looking at people trying to decide which celebrity they most resemble...

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