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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - 2015 Council President Brian Gomes
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - 2015 Council President Brian Gomes

Brian Gomes Expects Quick Approval Of Casino Referendum Date

The campaign to bring a casino to New Bedford will likely heat up in the next few weeks.

Developer KG Urban Enterprises has suggested June 23rd for a city-wide referendum on the project.

Council President Brian Gomes expects the City Council to quickly approve the referendum date at its meeting on Thursday, and then get involved in the campaign

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Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises
Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises

Host Community Agreement Draws Rave Reviews

Labor unions are applauding the host community agreement reached by the City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises, to put a casino on the city's waterfront.

Ron Rheaume of the Building Trades Union says the announcement is good news for people struggling to find steady work

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Emotions Run High After Council Meeting

Tempers flared after Thursday night's City Council meeting.

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City Councilors Blame Mayor For Failed Casino Deal

The New Bedford casino project appears to be dead, after developer KG Urban Enterprises could not come to an agreement with the Mayor on their proposed waterfront casino.

Now the City Council is weighing in

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Should New Bedford Invest In Major Sports? [POLL]

There has been plenty of sports talk this week in New Bedford.

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Sailing in Buzzards Bay / City of New Bedford

Gomes Praises Mayor For Olympic Initiative

City Council President Brian Gomes is commending Mayor Jon Mitchell for taking the initiative, and seeking to have New Bedford be a part of the 2024 Olympics.

The Mayor named a Steering Committee this week to work with the "Boston 2024" group to locate an Olympic sailing event on Buzzards Bay

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Gomes Discusses Anti-Bullying Proclamation

A proclamation being crafted by City Council President Brian Gomes is calling on the City of New Bedford to take a stand against bullying and discrimination and to take legal action against those who engage in such behavior.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

City Asked To Stand Behind Police Officers

City Council President Brian Gomes hopes the rest of the City will join him in honoring the men and women of the New Bedford Police Department.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - 2015 Council President Brian Gomes
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - 2015 Council President Brian Gomes

Brian Gomes Elected City Council President For Third Term

The New Bedford City Council elected a familiar face to serve as the 2015 Council President.

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Gomes Wants Law Enforcement Summit On Crime

City Councilor Brian Gomes is calling for a summit to address crime in New Bedford.

Gomes, who also serves as chair of the Public Safety Committee, says that all ideas need to be heard and that multiple law enforcement agencies should work together to address the issue

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