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Lengthening the Term

A citizens group is looking to garner support to lengthen the mayoral term in New Bedford.

Concept for business park.|New Bedford Mayor's Office

Council Talks Biz Park

Councilors look to further discussion on possible business park at Whaling City Golf Course.

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Setti Warren speaking outside New Bedford City Hall.|Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Setti Warren speaking outside New Bedford City Hall.|Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Gov. Candidate Warren Stops in New Bedford, Responds to Comments by Baker

NEW BEDFORD — Gubernatorial candidate and Newton Mayor Setti Warren paid a visit to City Hall Wednesday as part of his campaign's grassroots approach to Beacon Hill, while also addressing recent comments made by Governor Charlie Baker.

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Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson watched from the front row as Rep. Antonio Cabral approached to testify before the Judiciary Committee on Monday. Sam Doran/SHNS
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson watched from the front row as Rep. Antonio Cabral approached to testify before the Judiciary Committee on Monday. Sam Doran/SHNS

House Passes Bill Banning Inmate Labor from Building Border Wall

BOSTON, MA — The House on Wednesday voted to prevent the use of inmate labor beyond the borders of Massachusetts over the objections of Republicans who argued that existing law addresses the issue and questioned why it was a priority...

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New Bedford Man Sentenced for Strangling, Assaulting Girlfriend

A 30-year-old New Bedford man who strangled and assaulted his girlfriend this past January was sentenced to serve four to five years in state prison this week in Fall River Superior Court, District Attorney Thomas M...

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Maciej Korzekwa

New Bedford Police Arrest Three on Drugs, Sex Charges

The New Bedford Police Narcotics Unit made three arrests Tuesday as part of an investigation into street-level narcotics sales and other criminal activity in the downtown area...

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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

Citizens Group Looks to Lengthen New Bedford’s Mayoral Term with Ballot Question

NEW BEDFORD - A citizens group is looking to garner support to lengthen the mayoral term in New Bedford.

The group, "New Bedford Fourward," is looking to expand the term for mayor from two years to four, beginning in 2019...

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Concept for business park.|New Bedford Mayor's Office
Concept for business park.|New Bedford Mayor's Office

Councilors Call For Greater Transparency in Proposed Golf Course Development

NEW BEDFORD — City councilors reacted to the recent announcement of developing part of the Whaling City Golf Course into a business park during Tuesday's meeting with calls of greater transparency.

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House Judiciary Committee Meetings/Youtube
House Judiciary Committee Meetings/Youtube

Hodgson: ‘Shame on Elected Officials’ Ahead of House Vote

Wednesday morning, the Massachusetts House of Representatives will vote on two bills proposed by State Representative Antonio Cabral of New Bedford, aimed at blocking Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson's proposed programs...

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