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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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Photo from NOAA

City Council Appoints Harbormaster After Some Debate

The City Council appointed a Cape Cod native as the city's first harbormaster since 2012 with an 8-3 vote Thursday night.

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City Council Wants Kempton Elementary To Remain Open

The New Bedford School Committee has proposed to close Kempton Elementary School in order to save $235,000 in the FY16 budget. The City Council requested that Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin and the School Committee reconsider the closure during Thursday night's meeting.

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New Bedford Faces “Stark Fiscal Realities” With FY16 Budget

The New Bedford City Council Chambers were filled with city department heads Wednesday night as Mayor Jon Mitchell presented his FY16 budget proposal of $297 million. 

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Despite School Committee Approval, Mayor Plans To Cut Durkin’s Proposal

The New Bedford School Committee approved Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin's proposed $120.4 million budget Monday night 6-1. However, the mayor will not support it. 

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell signing Problem Properties Ordinance.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell signing Problem Properties Ordinance.

Mayor Mitchell Signs Problem Properties Ordinance

After two years and countless amendments, the "Problem Properties" Ordinance was signed into law by Mayor Jon Mitchell Wednesday afternoon.

The law holding landlords responsible for the conduct of their tenants will be in effect immediately.

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Two Years Later, Problem Properties Ordinance Gains Approval

The "Problem Properties" Ordinance in now in the books after a 8-3 vote by the City Council Thursday.

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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

New Bedford Casino Vote Slated For June

New Bedford voters will decide the future of the proposed waterfront casino in less than two months.

The City Council approved a June 23 ballot question during Thursday night's meeting with a 10-0 vote.

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KG Urban Proposes June 23rd As Date For Casino Referendum

New Bedford is one step closer to a referendum on the Host City Agreement that would establish a waterfront casino in the city.

Developer KG Urban Enterprises is recommending a date of June 23rd for that city-wide vote

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