Contact Us
Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Getty Images
Getty Images

A Medical First For Southcoast Health Systems

Southcoast Health Systems has announced a medical-first in our area.  Southcoast says Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River has become the first hospital in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to successfully implant a mini I-C-D or tiny defibrilator

Read More|Comment

shrimp
Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Regulators To Decide If Maine Shrimp Season Is On

Federal regulators are set to being the process of determining whether there will be a commercial fishing season for northern shrimp in 2014-15.

The commission's Northern Shrimp Section's meeting on the subject is scheduled for Wednesday at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, NH

Read More|Comment

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

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

Read More|Comment

Bloomberg/Getty Images
Bloomberg/Getty Images

UMass Dartmouth Professor Talks Drones

An associate professor at UMass Dartmouth's School of Law was part of an important discussion on a burgeoning industry in Massachusetts.

Associate Professor Hillary Farber joined in discussion with representatives from MassDevelopment, the Massachusetts Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Center, and the ACLU of Massachusetts to talk about drones and proposed uses and regulations

Read More|Comment

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Standard Times Reports Foxwoods In Serious Negotiations With New Bedford

The Standard Times is reporting the City of New Bedford is entrenched in serious negotiations with Foxwoods Casino Resort to build one of the state's three licensed casinos on a familiar site.

The paper says according to source

mass. state house
Getty Images

$78.5 Million Earmarked For New Bedford In Pending Bond Bill

A number of New Bedford's headliner projects would see improvements under a $1.6 billion Environmental Bond bill just passed in a house committee.

Representative Antonio Cabral, Chairman of the Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, says the bill now goes from his committee to the house Ways and Means Committee, with $78

Read More|Comment

Getty Images
Getty Images

Secretary Sullivan Named Patrick’s Chief Of Staff

Gov. Deval Patrick will have a new chief of staff for the final months of his administration.

Officials said Thursday that Richard Sullivan, who currently serves in Patrick's cabinet as Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, would take over next month as the governor's chief of staff, replacing Brendan Ryan, who is leaving the governor's office

Read More|Comment

David McNew/Getty Images
David McNew/Getty Images

State Lawmaker Proposes Taxing Medical Marijuana

A state senator wants to impose Massachusetts' 6.25 percent sales tax on medical marijuana purchases and assess soon-to-be opened dispensaries a 4 percent surcharge on their revenues.

Sen. Brian Joyce, a Democrat from Milton, proposes money generated from the marijuana taxes be designated to a new state fund for substance abuse treatment programs

Read More|Comment

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

Read More|Comment

Getty Images
Getty Images

Panel Finalizes Recommendations To Ease Drug Abuse

A state panel charged with finding ways to address Massachusetts' drug abuse epidemic is set to finalize its recommendations for Gov. Deval Patrick this week.

The 36-member Opiate Task Force is charged with recommending how to spend $20 million the governor has designated to improve addiction treatment and recovery services statewide

Read More|Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbsm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!