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Mayor Mitchel (L) with Joseph Michaud, Chairman of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce / Jim Phillips TSM
Mayor Mitchel (L) with Joseph Michaud, Chairman of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce / Jim Phillips TSM

Mayor And Business Leaders Optimistic About Future

Disappointed but not demoralized. That's how Mayor Jon Mitchell describes his feeling toward the decision by KG Urban Enterprises to withdraw its bid for a New Bedford casino development.

The Mayor was joined by a group of business leaders on Friday at City Hall to discuss what happens next

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Mayoral Candidate Giesta Accused Mayor Of Lapse In Leadership

Mayoral candidate Maria Giesta said KG Urban's proposed casino project for New Bedford was a golden opportunity to bring jobs and investment to the city.

But now that the developer's application for a casino license has been withdrawn, Giesta says Mayor Jon Mitchell could have done more to keep the project alive

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Sen. Markey Joins Obama On Trip To Africa

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is joining President Barack Obama on his trip to Kenya and Ethiopia.

The Massachusetts Democrat said he's honored to join Obama and other members of Congress on the trip

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Edwina Pickles/Fairfax Media / Getty Images
Edwina Pickles/Fairfax Media / Getty Images

Royal Princess Visits New Bedford

Her Royal Majestry, Princess Rabiatou Njoya from the Cameroonian Bamoun Kingdom in Foumban, who has natural connections to our local French community, will be guest of honor at New Bedford City Hall by Mayor Jon Mitchell on Friday, July 24 at 3:30 pm.

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Mark Wilson / Getty Images

SCOTUS Term Limits

A new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll found that most Americans are in favor of having term limits for the U.S. Supreme Court justices, something that would require a Constitutional amendment to happen

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Getty Images

Activists To Push Solar Power And Raising Net-Metering Cap

(Associated Press) - Environmental activists are launching a tour of Massachusetts to press Beacon Hill lawmakers and Gov. Charlie Baker to lift limits on a key program designed to encourage solar power use in the state

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Residents Invited To Join New Design Initiative

New Bedford residents are invited to come forward this week, and take part in a new design initiative that will guide new community development.

The process is called form-based zoning and begins with a series of meetings or "charettes" this week

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Photo:  Bridgewater State Hospital
Photo: Bridgewater State Hospital

State Studying Changes At Bridgewater State Hospital

(Associated Press) - Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders is pledging to take a fresh look at the way the state treats those with serious mental illnesses and debilitating substance abuse problems who get caught in the criminal justice system

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Rep. Antonio Cabral, (D) New Bedford
Rep. Antonio Cabral, (D) New Bedford

Cabral Advocates New Approach to Local Aid Act

The way cities and towns receive local aid could change thanks to a proposal being advocated by Rep. Antonio Cabral.

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Gov.  Charlie Baker / Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Gov. Charlie Baker / Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Baker Seeks $28 Million To Fight Opioid Abuse In Mass.

Boston (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker is asking state lawmakers for nearly $28 million in additional spending to help stem a spike in the number of opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts.

The request will be included in a separate appropriations bill Baker plans to file Friday after signing the new $38

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