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New Bedford Councillor Steven Martins Makes Online Campaign Announcement

NEW BEDFORD - Steven Martins, Ward Two City Councillor since 2008, has announced his plans for this year's municipal election.

Through his Facebook page, Martins announced that he was giving up his seat on the New Bedford City Council to run for Assessor, a six-year term...

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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

Public Safety Staffing Highlighted During City Council Budget Hearing

NEW BEDFORD — The City Council continued to asses Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget proposals by department during a three hour informal session Wednesday evening at City Hall. 

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Councillor Dunn: Current Marijuana Law Ignores Will of Voters

NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford Ward Three City Councillor Hugh Dunn is looking to safeguard his constituents from undesired marijuana shops.

State law currently allows medical marijuana dispensaries, like Beacon Compassion Center under development on Hathaway Road, to transition to full-blown retail marijuana stores...

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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

Citizens Group Looks to Lengthen New Bedford’s Mayoral Term with Ballot Question

NEW BEDFORD - A citizens group is looking to garner support to lengthen the mayoral term in New Bedford.

The group, "New Bedford Fourward," is looking to expand the term for mayor from two years to four, beginning in 2019...

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Concept for business park.|New Bedford Mayor's Office
Concept for business park.|New Bedford Mayor's Office

Councilors Call For Greater Transparency in Proposed Golf Course Development

NEW BEDFORD — City councilors reacted to the recent announcement of developing part of the Whaling City Golf Course into a business park during Tuesday's meeting with calls of greater transparency.

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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

Nomination Papers for Elected Office Now Available at New Bedford City Hall

NEW BEDFORD - With several elected officials in New Bedford having already announced they will not be seeking re-election, it's sure to be a lively election season in the city...

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

North End Councilor Jim Oliveira Will Not Seek Re-Election

Ward One City Councilor Jim Oliveira will not be a candidate for re-election this fall.

Oliveira has served six years as the Councilor for the far North End, but now he says its time to move on...

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Buttonwood Park Zoo Facebook

Buttonwood Park Zoo Aquatic Exhibit Named After Major Donor

NEW BEDFORD — Thanks to a generous charitable donation, Buttonwood Park Zoo's newest aquatic exhibit now has a new name after final approval by the city council Thursday night.

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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford
New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

Mitchell Presents FY18 Budget Dominated By Mandated Spending

NEW BEDFORD — Mayor Jon Mitchell presented the city council with his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 Wednesday night at City Hall. 

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New Bedford Educators Association President Lou St. John speaks at Monday's school budget hearing. | Jon Faria/TSM
New Bedford Educators Association President Lou St. John speaks at Monday's school budget hearing. | Jon Faria/TSM

School Committee Approves FY18 School Budget

Despite seeing multiple cuts in next year's budget, New Bedford officials say student won't see any loss of services.

During Monday's meeting, the New Bedford School Committee reviewed the latest version of the FY18 school operating budget, and passed it with a 5-2 vote...

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