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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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$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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Panel Finalizes Recommendations To Ease Drug Abuse

A state panel charged with finding ways to address Massachusetts' drug abuse epidemic is set to finalize its recommendations for Gov. Deval Patrick this week.

The 36-member Opiate Task Force is charged with recommending how to spend $20 million the governor has designated to improve addiction treatment and recovery services statewide

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Autopsy On Dead Baby Scheduled, Police Searching For Mother

The investigation continues into the death and disposal of a newborn baby outside of a County Street home.

New Bedford Police and Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Bristol County D

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Mattapoisett Chowder House Reopening Today

The Mattapoisett Chowder House has reopened.

A sign posted Tuesday on the front of the Route 6 seafood restaurant said the state Department of Revenue had seized the business for non-payment of taxes

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Popular Seafood Restaurant Closed By State

A popular Route Six seafood restaurant has closed at least for a few days, perhaps longer.

An official document posted on the front door of the Mattapoisett Chowder House says the restaurant has been seized for non-payment of taxes

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Report: State Workers Face Injuries On The Job

Associated Press - About 3,000 state employees experienced job-related injuries from 2010 to 2012 serious enough to require time off, while four workers lost their lives.

That's one of the findings of a special advisory committee charged with gauging workplace risks and dangers for public employees in Massachusetts

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Small Business Leaders Criticize Teen Rally

A rally held at the statehouse Thursday is drawing criticism from the small business community.

The National Federation of Independent Business says the nearly 1,000 teens calling for increased funding for youth summer jobs initiatives are only creating future problems for themselves

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Pia Durkin Named “Turnaround Operator” for Parker School

New Bedford Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin admits she's never personally overseen a school takeover before, but is optimistic it will be a relatively smooth transition at the Parker School. Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester named Durkin the "turnaround operator" for the level five elementary school

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Local Improvement Funding Included in Bond Bills

Two bond bills soon heading to the House and Senate contain plenty of local provisions.

State Rep. Antonio Cabral has requested nearly $15 million dollars in the Transportation Bond Bill for rail, vehicle traffic, and pedestrian improvements in and around the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal Project

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