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Bill Straus Wins 12th Term in MA Legislature

Bill Straus will represent the 10th Bristol District in the Massachusetts Legislature for a 12th term after Tuesday night's victory.

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$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

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Massachusetts Republican Rep. Considers Senate Run

Republican state Rep. Daniel Winslow says he's ``99 percent'' sure he'll run in a special election for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Winslow formed an exploratory committee on Tuesday to test the waters for a possible candidacy

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Quinn Wants to “Speed Up” Fisheries Science

Former State Rep. John Quinn of Dartmouth has just about completed his first three-day meeting as a member of the New England Regional Fisheries Management Council. 

The meeting took place in Plymouth, and Quinn says the validity of scientific data dominated most of the discussion

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Former State Rep., Activist Tom Lopes Passes Away

A long-time activist in the Cape Verdean community has passed away.

Tom Lopes died Wednesday at the age of 70, after battling a lengthy illness.

Lopes was a well-known New Bedford resident, having served as a two-term state representative from 1975 to 1978, and serving as the owner and operator of Cape Verdean News for over thirty years

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Traffic Lights Installed at Dangerous New Bedford Intersection

One of the most dangerous intersections in New Bedford is now much safer.

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Former State Representative and Cape Verdean News Publisher Tom Lopes Dies

Former New Bedford state representative and publisher of the Cape Verdean News Tom Lopes has passed away.

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New Bedford Commemorates 9/11


This year's remembrance of September 11th, 2001 served as a call to community volunteerism in New Bedford.

City and State officials gathered in front of City Hall today, before a sizeable crowd, recalling the events of that day and the aftermath that has transformed the nation

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