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NB School Committee Emphasizes Technology In FY17 School Budget

Technology took the forefront of Monday night's New Bedford school budget discussion.

Out of the $7.7 million expected to be added to the district's budget for 2017, $300,000 will be included for technology replacement...

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Jim Phillips Leaves WBSM One Last Time [VIDEO]

Jim Phillips is a creature of habit, and I'm sure he's been that way all of his 45 years in broadcasting.

In the time he's been here at WBSM, only a handful of people have witnessed what can only be described as a solemn, late-night ritual that Jim performs every time he leaves...

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The End For A Very Special Place

It was with deep regret that I learned this week of the closing of The Rainforest Café in The Burlington Mall.  My wife and I had dinner there just last Sunday not knowing it would be the last time before the audio animatronic monkeys  and tigers and elephants would be silenced for good and the plastic foliage rolled up and taken away to make room for a furniture store...

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Ad Hoc Committee on Student Climate discuss Success Centers / Jon Faria TSM
Ad Hoc Committee on Student Climate discuss Success Centers / Jon Faria TSM

NBPS Officials Say Student Success Centers Helping With Behavior Issues

School officials say Student Success Centers in New Bedford middle schools are helping get to the root of behavior issues.

On Thursday afternoon, the Ad Hoc Committee on student climate met with New Bedford Public School Wraparound Manager William Dilaney to discuss the disciplinary system...

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Jim Phillips Is Retiring. Why It Matters.

Long before there was CNN or The FOX News Channel, before cable TV was a household fixture and long before you could get instant information updates on your cellphone, there was Jim Phillips...

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Artistic rendering of new LNG storage facility in Acushnet | Eversource
Artistic rendering of new LNG storage facility in Acushnet | Eversource

Upcoming Meetings The Key For Acushnet LNG Opponents

A local group continued their fight against a proposed 6.8 million cubic foot LNG facility in Acushnet.

On Wednesday night, South Coast Neighbors United held a public forum at the Acushnet VFW to inform locals about the proposed Access Northeast Project  located on Peckham Rd, which is lead by energy companies Spectra, Eversource, and National Grid...

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(left to right) Viriato Nunes, Zachary Silva, Katherine Gomes, Irwin and Joan Jacobs, Victoria Vafaee, and Jacob Aubertine. Jon Faria/TSM
(left to right) Viriato Nunes, Zachary Silva, Katherine Gomes, Irwin and Joan Jacobs, Victoria Vafaee, and Jacob Aubertine. Jon Faria/TSM

Five NB Students Awarded The Jacobs Family Scholarship

After their tour of New Bedford High School on Tuesday, Irwin Jacobs and his wife Joan wrapped up their visit to the city with their 16th annual scholarship presentation at the Whaling Museum...

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(right to left) Irwin Jacobs, Joan Jacobs, and Mayor Jon Mitchell speak with students about the Pilot Algebra program. Jon Faria/TSM
(right to left) Irwin Jacobs, Joan Jacobs, and Mayor Jon Mitchell speak with students about the Pilot Algebra program. Jon Faria/TSM

Qualcomm Founder Irwin Jacobs Visits NBHS

Could New Bedford High students see tablets in every classroom?

Technology mogul Dr. Irwin Jacobs, and his wife Joan, visited the school Tuesday morning...

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Getty Images

FRIDAY SHOW PREVIEW 4-22-16

Back to business on Friday,

Guests include Massachusetts House Speaker Pro Tempore Patricia Haddad and Taunton State Representative Shuanna O'Connell...

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Stratford Capital Group

Residents Unhappy With Oxford School Purchase Agreement

Fairhaven residents were critical of the town's purchase agreement for the Oxford School at Wednesday's Board of Selectmen meeting.

Town officials and the Stratford Capital Group had entered negotiations for the details of the purchase and sales agreement to convert the historic Fairhaven school into low-income elderly housing...

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