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Lawsuit to Block Courthouse Arrests Filed
Prosecutors, public defenders, and community groups in Massachusetts plan to file a federal lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over its policy of arresting people at courthouses on civil immigration matters.
Hodgson: ‘Shame on Elected Officials’ Ahead of House Vote
Wednesday morning, the Massachusetts House of Representatives will vote on two bills proposed by State Representative Antonio Cabral of New Bedford, aimed at blocking Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson's proposed programs. That includes the partnership between the Bristol County Sheriff's Office and federal immigration authorities, commonly known as the 287(g) agreement, as well as the inmate p
Synthetic Regs Adopted
After several years of grappling with the dangers of synthetic drugs in the city, the New Bedford Board of Health adopted new regulations Thursday to implement an outright ban on the sale of the substances effective immediately.
Illegal Car Repairs
Less than a month after a New Bedford man was crushed to death by his own car, the City Council is looking to increase enforcement of laws against repairing cars on city streets.
Immigration Bill
BOSTON (AP) _ Immigration activists are pressing state lawmakers to pass legislation that would limit how much local police departments can cooperate with requests by federal immigration officers to maintain custody of individuals suspected of being in the country illegally...

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