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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 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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Photo from MassDOT
Photo from MassDOT

New Bedford Regional Airport Plans Up in the Air

NEW BEDFORD — The City Council's Special Committee on the Airport received their first update from New Bedford Regional Airport officials in over two years Monday evening during a meeting at City Hall. 

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Tim Weisberg/Townsquare Media
Tim Weisberg/Townsquare Media

Chasse Announces Candidacy for Ward 5 City Council Seat

One Ward 5 resident has already thrown his hat into the ring for the upcoming City Council election in New Bedford.

Paul Chasse, the CEO of the Realtors Association of Southeastern Massachusetts and the Chairman of the Rail to Boston Coalition, is the first person to officially announce he's seeking the Ward 5 seat this fall...

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Council Prepares for Forfeiture of ‘Codfather’s’ Fishing Licenses

NEW BEDFORD — As part of his plea deal with federal authorities, it's expected the "Codfather," as he's known, will forfeit his fishing licenses and they will be auctioned off throughout the region.

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Hugh Dunn for City Council/Facebook
Hugh Dunn for City Council/Facebook

Hugh Dunn-it: Dunn wins Ward 3 Council Seat

NEW BEDFORD — In the midst of low voter turnout, Ward 3 residents elected Hugh Dunn to fill the vacant city council seat during Tuesday's special election. 

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bethforward3.com, Hugh Dunn for City Council/Facebook
bethforward3.com, Hugh Dunn for City Council/Facebook

Special Election for Vacant Ward Three Seat is Today in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD - The special election to fill a vacancy left by former Ward Three City Councilor Henry Bousquet is today.

Hugh Dunn and Bethany Fauteux have been on the campaign trail since February, when Henry Bousquet announced he was stepping down from the council...

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