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Mayor Mitchell Joined by Senators, Congressman In Post Office Appeal

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is appealing the United States Postal Service's decision to relocate the downtown post office to a storefront instead of keeping it at it's historic location.

Mitchell writes he believes the move is "unwise, short-sighted, and potentially disruptive to the strong resurgence of activity that New Bedford's downtown has enjoyed over the past several years

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Markey Wants Gas Pipes Replaced

Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is warning that the deadly gas explosion that destroyed two buildings in New York and killed eight people shows the need to fix the aging infrastructure that delivers fuel in cities across the country

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Scott Brown to Speak in New Hampshire

Former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown will be the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Republican Party event later this month.

There has been widespread speculation that Brown will run for the GOP nomination to challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen next year

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Gubernatorial Candidate Wolf Decries Ethics Decision

State Senator Dan Wolf says he will not sell his interest in Cape Air, a move that will end his campaign for governor and could lead to his resignation at the State House. 

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Massachusetts Senator Rodrigues Faces Charges For Billboard

A State Senator is facing contempt charges for refusing to take down a billboard.  

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Arlen Specter, Former U.S. Senator, Dead at 82

Arlen Specter, the bristly former Republican senator from Pennsylvania who often made headlines by playing the political center and confounding Republican colleagues in the Senate, died today at age 82. According to Specter's family, his death was due to complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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Sen. Brown Raises Native American Question in Ad

Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has launched a new television ad highlighting his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren's claims of Native American heritage.
 
The 30-second ad features clips of news reports on Warren's claims

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Brown, Warren Try to Build Off Mass. Senate Debate

The candidates in the Massachusetts Senate race are hoping to seize the momentum for their campaigns coming off their first head-to-head debate.

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Fishing Disaster Declared in New England

The U.S. Commerce Department has declared a national fishery disaster in New England, opening the door for tens of millions of dollars in relief funds for fishermen.

U.S. Sen. John Kerry said he's secured a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to include $100 million for fishermen and fishing communities in emergency assistance legislation

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Sen. Scott Brown to Watch Football, Not Warren

Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown says he'll probably watch football instead of his Democratic opponent's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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