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John George To Be Sentenced Wednesday

Former State Representative and Dartmouth Select Board member John George will be in Federal Court in Boston Wednesday afternoon for sentencing.

The 68 year old George was found guilty in April of embezzling federal funds from Union Street  Bus Company, a firm that he owned, and using that money to benefit his personal farm in Dartmouth

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Ben Hellerstein speaks outside Government Center In Fall River / Jim Phillips TSM
Ben Hellerstein speaks outside Government Center In Fall River / Jim Phillips TSM

Citizens Group Urges Passage Of Solar Power Incentives

Legislation has cleared the State Senate that would create more financial incentives for the use of solar power.  On Tuesday, a citizens environmental group, Environment Massachusetts, was in Fall River urging passage of the bill in the Mass

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Boston’s Bid For 2024 Olympics Ends

(Associated Press) - Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over.

A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday that the U.S. Olympic Committee has severed ties with Boston

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But now that the developer's application for a casino license has been withdrawn, Giesta says Mayor Jon Mitchell could have done more to keep the project alive

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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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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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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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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

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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