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Gloucester Chief Fired
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police chief who was honored by the White House for his work battling heroin addiction but later was accused of misleading investigators looking into allegations of improper behavior with at least two women has been fired...
Campanello on Leave
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police chief who was honored at the White House for his work battling opioid addiction has been placed on paid leave pending the completion of an internal city investigation.
Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken announced Tuesday that Chief Leonard Camp…
Coelho on Drug Turn-In
Proposed legislation in the Massachusetts House would somewhat expand Gloucester's police department policy of not charging people who willfully turn in their drugs and paraphernalia.
The bill proposed by Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante of Gloucester would protect addicts seeking recovery from prosec…
Mitchell on Opioid Approach
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell still opposes adopting an opioid treatment initiative similar to Gloucester's "ANGEL" program.
The New Bedford City Council is taking a look at the feasibility of having addicts turn in drugs and paraphernalia to the police department without fear…
Brian Gomes
City Councillor at Large Brian Gomes is up for re-election.
Speaking on "The Taylor Cormier Show," Gomes highlighted the severity of the nation's opioid epidemic. Gomes says he blames pharmaceutical companies and doctors for profiting off of the public's vulnerability to s…
Gloucester's Drug Program
While New Bedford and Gloucester are homes to key fishing ports in the country, both communities also share the blight of opioid abuse.
This week, the Gloucester Police Department rolled out a new program that offers help to drug addicts instead of charging them with a crime...
ERnestina Headed To Maine
The Schooner Ernestina _ the official tall ship of Massachusetts _ is heading out of state for a multimillion dollar restoration project, which is not sitting well with some people on Cape Ann.
The 112-foot fishing schooner was launched in Essex in 1894...
Funding Still Available
Emergency relief funding is still available for fishermen and those adversely affected by the downturn of the fishing industry.
The application process to claim hardship and receive funding has been open for about a month, but Verna Kendall of the Massachusetts Fishing Partnership says there's n…

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