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We Don’t Live In a Perfect World

Freshman year of college was rapidly approaching and I still couldn’t decide on a class to fulfill my mathematics requirement. I hate math. I despise it. We don’t get along. I looked to my parents for advice. My father, who by harsh comparison loved math, recommended Elementary Statistics. This class …

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UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche Preview & Results

265#: Lavar Johnson (17-6) vs Brendan Schaub (9-3) wins by Unanimous Decision! 155#: Michael Chiesa (8-0) vs Anton Kuivanen (17-5) wins by Rear Naked Choke in RD2! 145#: Dennis Bermudez (10-3) vs Matt Grice (15-4) wins by Split Decision! 155#: Caros Fodor (7-2) vs Sam Stout (19-8-1) wins by Split …

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Route 18 Project Phase 2 Update

The City of New Bedford and the Department of Public Infrastructure recently presented the design plans for the second phase of the Route 18 reconstruction plan. The construction of the first phase, which included much needed aesthetic improvement and efficient re-routing of traffic in the Union and Elm Street area …

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Takeaways From the 2013 State of the Union

President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address Tuesday to both houses of Congress and other political dignitaries and guests. Many assumed he would target his speech directly to his Democratic base, and while he was guilty of this at times, he reached across the aisle at times, …

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UMass Dartmouth Announces $15-million Dollar Deficit

Just days after cutting the ribbon on the $45-million dollar Claire T. Carney Library renovation project, UMass Dartmouth’s Chancellor Divina Grossman announced a $15-million dollar deficit to the school’s $245 million budget. Unsurprisingly, the announcement has caused a stir in the campus community. While stopping short of being critical of …

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State Senator Mark Montigny Named Assistant Majority Whip

Senator Mark Montigny was recently named to the key Senate leadership post of Assistant Majority Whip. The Assistant Majority Whip is a member of the Senate’s senior leadership team. Most recently, Senator Montigny served in another leadership position as Chairman of the Senate Post Audit and Oversight Committee. During his …

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Mayor Mitchell Speaks Out in Boston on Gun Reform

New Bedford mayor Jon Mitchell Boston

Mayor Jon Mitchell joined mayors from across the state in Boston last week to discuss ways to mobilize constituents and communities behind common sense gun reforms. Led by Boston Mayor Tom Menino, the group of mayors are members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG). MAIG is a coalition of more …

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Who Remembers…Sunbeam Bread?

Welcome to the second installment of the “Who remembers…?” series. In the inaugural article we reminisced about Virginia Dare Soda. My intention with this series of articles is not just to invoke nostalgic memories for those of us who have been “there”, but to share with the newer generation positive …

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Governor Patrick Proposes Major Tax Changes

How badly do you want South Coast Rail? Would you be willing to pay higher taxes for it? This week Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick proposed several major tax changes and fees. According to the governor, these taxes and fees are needed to fully fund his proposed $34.8 billion budget that includes …

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