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Should the federal government stop offering subsidized student loans?
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Few things are tougher politically than accomplishing the turnaround of an urban school system, where decades of patronage, powerful teachers unions and rapid demographic and social changes are woven together into a Gordian Knot that takes persistence, courage and vision to untie.
Downtown shone with the light of a massive Christmas tree Saturday evening, invoking a tradition that stretches deep into the city's past.
For the first time since the recession, the Massachusetts Senate voted 32-7 in favor of bumping up the minimum wage to $11 an hour by July 2016.
"Every December millions of Americans traipse to the mall or to the movies," said Lee Wright, founder of The History List.
Leonora Costa, age 82, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Your donations to the Neediest Families Fund will help families in need, providing toys and clothes for the children and a holiday meal.
The New Bedford Free Public Libraries and PACE are partnering for the Food for Fines Program.
Against his father's wishes, city native Daniel Lucas, then 19 and outraged by Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, enlisted in the Navy, three months after the invasion.
The state Department of Public Health is putting an increased emphasis on combating health inequities by considering the varying needs of differing communities, Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett said Friday.
The New Bedford Firefighters' Union and United Way of Greater New Bedford are teaming up for their 15th annual toy drive.
In an effort to meet the needs of seniors, "Senior Scene" includes news items of interest to senior citizens as well as important information about senior centers and Councils on Aging within each of the communities in our region.
Without the commercial success and generosity of Henry Huttleston Rogers, Fairhaven would not be the town it is today, graced by an architectural and philanthropic heritage that has always and will always help define it.
A grassroots effort to support raising the minimum wage has collected more than 6,000 signatures in New Bedford, and thousands more across other SouthCoast communities.
Allen C. Haskell Park: Presents the program "Prune and Train the Weeping Beech & Pear Espalier," 1-3 p.m. Dec. 5. Artistic pruning and training techniques presented by horticulturists Warren Leach of Tranquil Lake Nursery, Fred Perry of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum and Allen Haskell's own Phil Kratsch.
Back in 1945, the place to ice skate in Fairhaven was Dana's Pond on Long Road. We all made plans at school to meet at the pond at a certain time after school.