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City Council Questioning Casino Negotiations

The New Bedford City Council is once again asking Mayor Jon Mitchell about his intentions on a waterfront casino.

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Matt Camara TSM

Alves Proposes Lottery Ticket To Help Pay For Southcoast Rail

New Bedford City Councilor David Alves wants the state to establish a lottery ticket to help raise money to pay for the Southcoast Rail Project.

Alves is proposing that the tickets be sold in Eastern Massachusetts only, but he says if state lawmakers from our region could muster the support for a statewide ticket, he wouldn't be opposed

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Christmas Tree in Downtown New Bedford / Greg Desrosiers / TSM
Christmas Tree in Downtown New Bedford / Greg Desrosiers / TSM

City’s Christmas Tree Dazzles Holiday Crowd

Mayor Jon Mitchell, City Councilors and Santa Claus lined up Thursday night to light the City's Christmas Tree outside the Downtown library.

The event also included a light show outside the library, and a holiday flash mob also made an appearance

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Clasky Park Lights Put Crowd In Holiday Mood

Sunday night's bitter cold failed to halt the festivities at Clasky Park in New Bedford.

Mayor Jon Mitchell, members of the City Council and Santa Claus were on hand for the annual lighting of Christmas Lights at Clasky Park

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Council Votes to Increase Tax Factor

In a 7-3 vote, the City Council set the 2015 tax factor to 173 Tuesday evening. The increase will result in higher taxes for both home and business owners.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Council To Set Tax Factor, Homeowners Face Increase

No one wants to raise taxes, but the Mayor's office in New Bedford is arming the City Council with information to help ease the pain.  The Council holds its annual Tax Classification meeting Tuesday night

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

City Council Still Wants Brighter Lighting

The installation of New Bedford's new LED lighting system, the City Council believes some areas have been left in the dark.

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Home Rule Petition Aims To Create Senior Safety Zones

Drivers constantly speed through crosswalks all over the city. The New Bedford City Council hopes to curb this speeding and keep senior citizens safe while crossing city streets.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Panel Awards New Bedford Firefighters New Contract

The New Bedford Firefighters Union has a new three year contract, thanks to a state appointed arbitration panel that approved the terms of the deal.

The award runs through June 28th of 2015, and calls for a 7

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Councilors Delay Third Version of ‘Problem Properties’ Ordinance

The New Bedford City Council has once again tabled Mayor Jon Mitchell's "Problem Properties" ordinance.

The Council's Committee on Ordinances last night weighed the third version of the ordinance, which has been whittled down to bring action against landlords after eight valid complaints of a criminal nature, instead of ten complaints that would have included criminal, code, and zoning violations

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