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New Bedford Mayor Wants Loiterers to Scurry

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On just about any given day, folks visiting the downtown district may see a group of people gathered outside the Main Library or City Hall on Pleasant Street. Now City Hall is making a push to move that crowd elsewhere, by asking those who provide free meals and shelter to relocate.

Maria Augusta was chatting with a few friends on the library steps, and tells WBSM News the folks she sees on a daily basis tend to be troublemakers.

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Felix Codrado was spending some leisure time on the front steps of the New Bedford Public Library. He says he doesn’t agree with Mayor Mitchell’s push….

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Mitchell has already asked the Mobile Loaves & Fishes van team and the friars of Our Lady’s Chapel to relocate their meal programs further away from City Hall and the library.

 Complaints from local businesses and non-profits and concerns over quality of life have prompted the Mayor’s request to have some of those services move.

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