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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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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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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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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