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Mayor Won’t Sign School Budget Provision

A law granting the City Council more control over school funding has been on the books since 1987, but had never been approved until Thursday night.

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City Councilor Steven Martins Gets Lottery Job

New Bedford City Councilor Steven Martins has gotten a new job with the Massachusetts State Lottery.

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Dan McCready/TSM

Fall River City Council Member Resigns

Fall River City Councilor Paul DaSilva has resigned.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Council Asked To Consider Additional Funding For Schools

A member of the New Bedford School Committee is asking the City Council to approve a provision in state law that will allow the Council to consider two budget proposals for New Bedford Schools.

School Committee member Bruce Oliveira told WBSM News, " that particular amendment would say that the School Committee would have the ability to recommend to the Council that they accept the School Committee's budget over whatever number was in the Mayor's budget

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Teachers, Councilors Agree Schools Need Better Discipline

Teachers and parents are saying there is still a serious threat of violence in New Bedford Public Schools.

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TSM - Route 18 in New Bedford

Mayor Mitchell Wants Name Change For New Bedford Highway

Mayor Jon Mitchell wants to change the name of a section of Route 18.

In a letter to the City Council, Mayor Mitchell is requesting the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway be changed to John. F. Kennedy Boulevard

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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP
Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

Committee On Finance Places Host Community Agreement Discussion On Hold

The City Council's Committee on Finance was scheduled to discuss the Host Community Agreement between Mayor Jon Mitchell and KG Urban Enterprises regarding a potential waterfront casino, but committee chairman and Ward Six Councilor Joe Lopes withdrew the item from the agenda.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Siemens crew member installing new LED "cobrahead" streetlight fixture.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Siemens crew member installing new LED "cobrahead" streetlight fixture.

City’s LED Lights Pass The Test

New Bedford's new LED streetlights have taken some getting used to, but they're providing the city with numerous benefits.

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Council President: Still Ongoing Violence In New Bedford Public Schools

The New Bedford City Council hopes to hear from public school teachers Thursday night, concerning disciplinary issues within the schools.

Councillor-At-Large Brian Gomes says he still hears about troubling behavior from students within the high school and middle schools, and wants to get to the bottom of it, "Every day we hear of incidents

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City Council Sets Budget Hearing Schedule

The New Bedford City Council has set aside five nights to review budgets of various city departments.  However one of those nights, Wednesday June 18th, will be set aside to review only one budget, the school budget

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