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WBSM News Director Jim Phillips is a New Bedford native who's been covering local news in the region since 1973. Jim worked at WBSM for 11 years in the 1970's and 80's before joining "Local Cable News," Channel 13 in Fall River. He served as News Director there for 22 years, coverng crime, politics and human interest stories. When the program ended in 2006, Jim happily accepted an offer to rejoin WBSM. Jim and his family live in North Dartmouth.
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Elderly Man Killed In Pedestrian Accident

State and local police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday afternoon on Hathaway Road in Dartmouth.

A spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney says a 74 year old man was struck by a car and killed around 2:30pm in the vicinity of 57 Hathaway Road

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Buzzards Bay Regatta / Getty Images
Buzzards Bay Regatta / Getty Images

Mayor Names Committee To Bring Olympic Sailing To Buzzards Bay

There are still many hurdles to clear, but Olympic Sailing may be coming to New Bedford.

Mayor Jon Mitchell on Wednesday announced the formation of a steering committee to develop a proposal to bring the 2024 Olympic Sailing competition to Buzzards Bay and New Bedford

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Photo by George Jurasek
Photo by George Jurasek

New Bedford Schools To Close On Thursday

The Superintendent of the New Bedford School District says school has been canceled on Thursday because of extreme cold temperatures.

Temperatures are expected to drop to near zero tonight and early Thursday

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Google Photo

Salmonella Traced To New Bedford Restaurant

The Mass. Department of Public Health has identified a cluster of salmonella cases in New Bedford.

Several cases of salmonella or food poisoning have been linked to food recently served at the Churrascaria Aveirense restaurant at 175 Sawyer Street in New Bedford

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Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

Durkin Offers Plan For Accelerated Improvement In NB Schools

The Superintendent of Schools is laying out a plan for accelerated improvement in New Bedford schools.

Dr. Pia Durkin told the School Committee Monday night, the plan includes principals providing leadership by coaching teachers, and teachers focusing on core instruction and working together

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