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Mitchell: Jobs Freeze Staying As Long As Necessary

The City of New Bedford is trying to offset mounting costs by putting a freeze on new hires.

Mayor Jon Mitchell ordered the freeze Tuesday, saying expenses the City has no control over are putting too much of a strain on New Bedford's finances

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Gifts To Give Hosting Conversation on Children and Social Media

While the internet is undoubtedly one of the greatest tools of the 21st century, some say it can be crippling to those who use it incorrectly.

A community conversation on Children and Social Media is taking place Thursday evening, with several guest speakers who are concerned about children's safety and overexposure to the internet

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Proposed Bill Would Send More Kids to Pre-K

BOSTON (AP) _ Early education advocates are pushing a bill they say will help close a persistent achievement gap in schools and make sure more Massachusetts children can attend pre-kindergarten programs.

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Courtesy of City of New Bedford

New Bedford Housing Office Receives State Recognition

New Bedford's Office of Housing and Community Development has received an award from MassHousing.

The Outstanding Partner Award was recently awarded to the New Bedford office for it's commitment to homeownership, homebuyer dedication, homebuyer education, lead paint removal, and other services

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City of New Bedford Implements Immediate Hiring Freeze

The City of New Bedford has put a freeze on hiring for the foreseeable future.

The City's Chief Financial Officer, Ari Sky, sent a memo to department heads informing them of the hiring freeze, citing excessive snow removal costs, expiring grants, and a multitude of other expenses as the cause for the immediate action

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One Fund Boston

One Fund Fraud Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

BOSTON (AP) _ A Boston woman has pleaded not guilty to fraudulently receiving thousands of dollars by claiming she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Joanna Leigh was arraigned Monday on charges of larceny and making a false claim to a government agency. She was release

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Police Cruiser Collides With Taxi

New Bedford Police are investigating a late night accident involving a cruiser and a taxi.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente tells WBSM News the collison occurred at the intersection of Elm and Pleasant Streets around 11pm Sunday night when the police cruiser broadsided a Star cab

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Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Prosecutors Rest Case Against Tsarnaev

BOSTON (AP) _ Prosecutors have rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with gruesome autopsy photos of the people who died in the 2013 terror attack.

Tsarnaev's lawyer said in opening statements that Tsaranev participating in the bombings but that his older brother, Tamerlan, was the mastermind.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

EPA Awards $200k To New Bedford for Brownfield Redevelopment

The EPA has awarded the City of New Bedford a $200,000 grant to further clean-up efforts at a brownfield site.

The grant will go towards work at the former Payne Cutlery site at the southernmost section of Church Street

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Rick Diamond/Getty Images

A String Pickin’ Good Time Coming to the Z!

The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center has had a banner season, and it's not over yet!

The "Year of the Uke" has placed a spotlight on the ukulele, with such artists as Jake Shimabukuro and the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra taking front and center at The Z

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