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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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Getty Images

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

Questions Surrounding NBHS Robotics Class

According to one City Councilor, the New Bedford High School Robtics Class has lost its head instructor and could possibly lose its Federal funding at the end of this school year.

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TSM

Problem Properties Ordinance Nearing A Final Vote

New Bedford's Problem Properties Ordinance is one step closer to being passed after Thursday's City Council meeting.

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