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Massachusetts To Receive Windfall From Citigroup

Massachusetts is getting an almost $46 million share of a $7 billion federal-state settlement over Citigroup's mortgage-backed security activities.

In the deal announced Monday, Citigroup will make a $4 billion civil monetary payment to the Justice Department, and another $500 million in compensatory payments to state attorneys general and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp

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New Bedford Elephants Get New Toys

Legendary pacyderm citizens Emily and Ruth are enjoying some new toys thanks to the hard work of students at MassArt.

For the fourth year in a row, the students designed and constructed oversized toys for the elephants at Buttonwood Park Zoo

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Rhode Island Man To Be Charged With Swansea Murder

A Rhode Island man is awaiting extradition to Massachusetts for the murder of a Swansea woman last year.  The Providence Journal reports that 54 year old David Sousa of Warren was charged by Rhode Island State Police with being a fugitive from justice

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U.S. House Approves Bill To Regulate Compounding Pharmacies

The House has approved legislation aimed at improving the safety of drugs made by compounding pharmacies, which mix customized medicines.
 
    The measure is a response to a meningitis outbreak last year that killed 64 people and sickened hundreds more

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TSM - Whaleboats race in Clark's Cove on Friday
TSM - Whaleboats race in Clark's Cove on Friday

Azorean Whaleboats Race Off West Beach

The seventh annual Azorean Whaleboat Regatta is happening this weekend in waters off West Beach in New Bedford. 

A major competition will happen on Sunday, with boats from the Azores, New Bedford, and Mystic, Conn

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Photo: New Bedford Police

Verizon Employee Helps Police Capture Suspected Copper Wire Thief

An Acushnet man has been charged with stealing copper wire from a business on Shawmut Avenue in New Bedford. 

According to Police, a Verizon employee saw the suspect put the copper wire inside the trunk of his car Thursday morning, then followed him to Route 140 while calling police

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Gov. Patrick Finalizing Compact With Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

 

Gov. Deval Patrick says he is close to finalizing a new casino compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe but plans to run it by federal officials before submitting it for final approval.

The governor is trying to avoid a repeat of last year's event, when an agreement he signed with the tribe was approved by the Legislature, only to be rejected later by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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tsm - Sara Josefek (L) and daughter attend School Choice Fair
tsm - Sara Josefek (L) and daughter attend School Choice Fair

Parents Learn About Education Options At School Choice Fair

Dozens of parents this weekend took time to gather information at a School Choice Fair in New Bedford. 

Fourteen public, private and parochial schools had representatives on hand to explain their educational programs to parents

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Report: Mashpee Tribe Has Ties To Taunton

 

A report prepared for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe finds historical evidence of the tribe's links to land on which it hopes to build a $500 million casino.

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Ice Art On Display During “City Celebrates” In New Bedford

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One of the big attractions at "City Celebrates" in New Bedford was ice sculptor Billy Poe of Brookline,  Massachusetts.  Poe used a chain saw to create a moon, the sun, and numbers "two-zero-one-and three" out of three blocks of ice

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