Gaming Commission alters casino investment threshold, delays other decisions
The commission met April 17 to discuss several issues that could impact the casino licensure process across the state.
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Cora L. Stewart
Cora L. Stewart, 69, of New Bedford died April 13, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital after a brief illness.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
New Bedford woman involved in suicide attempt on Route 140
A 41-year-old New Bedford woman jumped from an overpass onto the highway in Taunton on Sunday afternoon, prompting a MedFlight helicopter to be called to the scene, halting traffic for about an hour, according to state police.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Bay State man sentenced for armed home invasion, kidnapping
A Massachusetts man was sentenced 13 to 26 years in state prison on Thursday morning for taking part in an armed home invasion in Windham and kidnapping a woman inside.
Reason to celebrate: Herring are back in force on the river
Nothing could have been timlier than Herring Fisheries Commission Chairman David Cavanaugh's annual report to the selectmen Monday night.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Fort Taber Dance Series: Featuring Meadow-Larks Combo, 1-4 p.m. April 13. Sponsored by the City of New Bedford.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Banker & Tradesman
SBA Honors Taunton Small Biz Advocate
The Small Business Administration has named the executive director of SEED Corp. in Taunton its 2014 financial services champion in Massachusetts and the New England region.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Saunders considers run for County Commissioner
Former City Councilor-at-large John T. Saunders is considering a run for Bristol County Commissioner this year, he said Monday.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Awarding Of Eastern Mass. Casino License Delayed
The awarding of two of the state's three casino licenses will be delayed at least three months, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced Thursday.
The Jersey Journal
3 Brick K9s to receive bullet-proof vests
501 3 charity, Sgt. Henry Drew said. The charity has provided 585 law enforcement dogs in 39 states with protective vests since 2009.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Sentinel & Enterprise
Flooding not an issue in Fitchburg area -- yet
North Central Massachusetts escaped any major flooding Monday after nearly 3 inches of rain hammered the area over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Mechanics Cooperative adds branch facility in Taunton
Mechanics Cooperative Bank is expanding its presence in Taunton with the opening of a new bank branch at 316 Broadway in the city.
Feds cite prison misconduct in Mass. carjack case
A man who admitted carjacking and killing two Massachusetts men during a deadly weeklong crime spree deserves the death penalty because of his pattern of ''violent, disruptive and non-remorseful behavior,'' including assaults he's committed in prison, prosecutors said Monday.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
New Bedford hit with about 5 inches of rain Sunday
"We are not out of the woods yet," warned Kim Buttrick at the National Weather Service in Taunton on Sunday, adding there could be an additional inch by this morning.
Rain floods Prudential Tunnel, South Coast
The Prudential Tunnel ramp off the eastbound Massachusetts Turnpike was flooded and closed just before 1 p.m., Massachusetts Department of Transportation spokesman Mike Verseckes said in an email.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Cape Cod Times
A slow recovery after surviving heroin overdose
Later she called in a group of about 30 from Cory Palazzi's Narcotics Anonymous meeting, who were holding a vigil outside Falmouth Hospital.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
UMass Dartmouth hosts urban education forum
Issues like bilingual education, focusing on early childhood education and college readiness are critical to the state's Gateway Cities, school and civic leaders said at an urban education forum Friday.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
A newshound in the best sense, he'll be missed
Ted died this week at the age of 85, the day after turning in his column for The Taunton Daily Gazette as he had on a regular basis since his "retirement" in 1991.
Wrentham Contractor: I Conned Feds
A Wrentham contractor has pleaded guilty to defrauding the government in a complex job scheme.
NRP opens for 15th season in Middleboro
Presiding over the most recent meeting of the Nemasket River Productions' Board of Trustees, Dr. Rober Rashid, long-time NRP sponsor and owner of Gudmundsson's Chiropratic, announced the opening of NRP's 15th season in Middleboro.