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Report Finds Gender Gap Contributes To Number Of Women In Poverty

Studies show that about half the households in New Bedford and Fall River are lead by single mothers and half of those single mothers are living in poverty.

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TSM -  Ward 3 Councilor Henry Bousquet
TSM - Ward 3 Councilor Henry Bousquet

Ward Three Councilor Forced To Give Up Salary For Nearly A Year

Ward Three City Councilor Henry Bousquet has been performing his duties as a city councilor without pay since last April.

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Toys R' Us
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‘Layaway Angel’ Pays Customers’ Bills At Toy Store

Shoppers at an eastern Massachusetts toy store are getting an early Christmas present: All their layaway bills totaling $20,000 have been paid off by an anonymous woman dubbed "layaway angel."

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Alex Wong/Getty Images
Alex Wong/Getty Images

Dispute Over Pay For New Bedford VA Nurses Settled

The dispute over salaries for nurses at the New Bedford VA Medical Center has been resolved.

The VA said the nurses had been overpaid for years and had threatened to cut their pay by 14%-20%, and require them to repay the over-payments

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providence.va.gov/

New Bedford VA Nurses Face Pay Cuts Up to 20%

About a dozen local registered nurses and nurse practitioners have been broadsided by an announcement indicating they face steep pay cuts.

Last month, the Rhode Island Department of Veterans Affairs informed the staff at the New Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center via memo (pictured below) they have been overpaid for the past 19 years due to an error in pay scale appropriation

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Circulating Petition Could Recall Council Pay Raises

Next year, New Bedford voters may be able to decide the fate of the self-approved 44% City Council pay raises. That outcome hinges on a petition being circulated by the President of the Minority Action Coalition, Charles Carmo.

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