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Our Elderly And Veterans Deserve More

It is appalling the way we treat our seniors and veterans.

State Representative Alan Silvia (D-Fall River), House Vice Chairman of the Joint Legislative Committee on Veteran's Affairs tells me many vets are currently not eligible for public housing in Massachusetts because their disability checks exceed the income eligibility guidelines...

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Healthy Food Grant in New Bedford

Mass in Motion New Bedford is awarded a $29,000 grant.

The Healthy Food Fund grant, provided by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, will allow Mass in Motion to implement a Community Supported Agriculture program at two New Bedford public housing sites during the summer, providing fresh fruits and vegetables from two local farms...

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State Wants To End Smoking In Public Housing

The Patrick Administration is moving to stamp out smoking in public housing.

The Department of Housing and Community Development on Thursday issued guidelines to all 240 local housing authorities urging them to develop smoke-free housing policies within their state-aided public housing units...

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Housing Authority Changes In Massachusetts

Governor Deval Patrick plans to streamline the state's public housing system by eliminating 240 local public housing authorities, and replacing them with six regional agencies aimed at ridding to system of corruption.

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WBSM Listeners Agree With Smoking Ban

The hot topic this morning was the proposed smoking ban in New Bedford Public Housing.

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Is It Constitutional To Ban Smoking In Public Housing? [POLL]

To the pleasure of some, and discontent of others, smoking will be banned in all New Bedford Public Housing buildings, over the next year.

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Southcoast Health System
Southcoast Health System

New Bedford Housing Authority to Ban Smoking

The New Bedford Housing Authority is getting with the times and banning smoking in all public housing complexes in the city.
The ban is the result of a 1-million dollar grant to the "Voices for a Healthy SouthCoast" program, run by YMCA  Southcoast and Southcoast Health System...

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