No Charges In Lowell Pit Bull Case
LOWELL, Mass. (AP)  Authorities say the death of a 7-year-old boy who was attacked and killed by two pit bulls in Massachusetts was an accident. Lowell police tell The Sun newspaper no charges have been put forward, and it's unlikely that any will be filed...
Don't Ban the Breed
New Bedford Animal Control Officer Manny Maciel says breed-specific legislation against pit bulls is not the answer in the wake of the recent killing of a 7-year-old boy by two of the dogs.
State Opioid-Related Death Totals
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released a report, detailing the number of opioid-related deaths the state has seen in the past several years. On the Southcoast, 48 people died in New Bedford in 2015 as a direct result of an opioid overdose...
Panhandling Tough Problem
Mayor Jon Mitchell says there's no easy answers to getting panhandlers off the streets of New Bedford. Speaking on his weekly radio program on Wednesday, Mitchell said the courts have protected the First Amendment rights of panhandlers who ask for money...
Gifts Bolster UMass Endowment
The University of Massachusetts' endowment has grown to record high $757 million after fundraising efforts exceeded expectations during the latest fiscal year. President Robert Caret announced Wednesday that the five-campus system raised almost $117 million in gifts and pledges during the 2014 fiscal year, a 12 percent increase over the previous year and about $12 million more than the goal... Rea
So Long, Capt. Jack
One of the most recognizable voices in local radio has been silenced. WBSM's Jack Peterson passed away Tuesday evening at Hathaway Manor in New Bedford at the age of 70 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. For over 50 years, Jack, whose real name was Joel Polonsky, broadcast throughout Massachusetts, beginning his career as a disc jockey at WLLH in Lowell, and shifting to WNBH in 1980... R

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