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MGM Finalizes Purchase Of Two Springfield Properties

MGM Resorts International has taken ownership of two historic city-owned properties as it plans to build an $800 million casino in downtown Springfield.

City and casino officials confirmed Friday that the Las Vegas-based casino giant closed on the former Zanetti School and the Armory building Thursday

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

WBSM’s Jack Peterson Passes Away

One of the most recognizable voices in local radio has been silenced.

WBSM's Jack Peterson passed away Tuesday evening at Hathaway Manor in New Bedford at the age of 70 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer

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$15 Million Prize Claimed

The Massachusetts State Lottery has paid out $15 million for an instant scratch ticket win, but the ticket was not sold in Fairhaven.

The payout on the $30 "World Class Millions" instant game was presented to the BW

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Governor Patrick Says Most People Support His Plan

Governor Deval Patrick says comments to his office are running as high as three-to-one in favor of his offer to shelter unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border.

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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.

Any registere

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O’Brien Convicted In Probation Hiring Case

Former state probation commissioner John O'Brien was convicted of federal racketeering and mail fraud in a case that accused him of rigging the department's hiring process to favor politically-connected applicants over more qualified ones

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Massachusetts Bans Shark Finning

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill outlawing the possession or distribution of shark fins in Massachusetts.

Supporters of the ban say shark fins are often removed for use in soup while the rest of the shark is thrown back in the sea, still alive

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Watch The Hot Air Balloon Crash In Massachusetts This Past Weekend [VIDEO]

 

NECN has posted a video of the hot air balloon crash landing this weekend in Clinton, MA.

The Federal Aviation Administration continues their investigation. The FAA said that the balloon was trying

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Kids In Massachusetts Better Off Than Almost Anywhere Else

The latest Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation has found that children in Massachusetts are better off than almost anywhere else in the nation.

According to the report released Tuesday, children in Massachusetts lead the nation in educational achievement and are less likely to be without health insurance than in any other state

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State Warns Of Telephone Tax Scam

State authorities are warning Massachusetts residents about a nationwide phone scam that aggressively targets taxpayers.

The state attorney's general's office says it has received several complaints about the scam

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