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City Plans Crackdown On Illegal Peddling

The New Bedford City Council passed two motions during Thursday night's meeting addressing the long-standing issue of illegal peddlers on city streets. 

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Skewers Council Over Budget Cuts

Mayor Jon Mitchell chastised the New Bedford City Council over cuts made to his proposed budget this week. The City Council slashed over $2.2 million, including $200,000 from the snow removal budget, and $1.1 million from th

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Council Makes Cuts, Sets Final FY16 Budget

At the conclusion of the City Council's budget cut session Monday night, Councilors voted to set the FY16 budget at $281,630,124.

That's nearly $2.3 million less than Mayor Jon Mitchell's proposal. 

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Jim Phillips | TSM

Superintendent Presents Budget Proposal To Council

The City Ccouncil's final budget hearing was dedicated to Supt. Pia Durkin's FY16 proposal Thursday night.

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Tempers Flair As Two City Councilors Walk Out Of Budget Hearing

Sparks flew early during Thursday night's City Council budget hearing with the School Department.

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Kerry Winterson, Facebook

New Bedford Councilor: Craigslist Robbery Was Preventable

This week, a local man was robbed after responding to a Craigslist ad in a New Bedford housing development.

A motion filed last month by Ward Five City Councilor Kerry Winterson could have prevented that cri

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Council Wants To Hear From Fire Chief

The City Council hopes to talk with New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes about why he feels the need to look for employment somewhere else.

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New Bedford City Council Considers Steps Against ‘Aggressive Panhandling’

The New Bedford City Council is taking a look at how to address panhandling in the city. Councillors Steven Martins and Joseph Lopes have filed a motion asking the Council's Committee on Ordinances to examine an ordinance that was recently passed in Worcester

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Attorney Moira Tierney Nominated For Steamship Authority

Attorney Moira Tierney has been nominated by Mayor Jon Mitchell to fill the vacant seat on the Steamship Authority Board of Governors.

If confirmed by the City Council, Tierney would fill the seat held by her late father, the Honorable John Tierney who died several weeks ago

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Getting Through New Bedford’s FY 2016 Budget

New Bedford's already tight 2016 budget looks to get even tighter as city officials try to make do.

Monday night, more department heads met with the City Council to go over individual cuts and increases for next year's budget

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