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City Council Demands Action on Continuous School Discipline Issues

The New Bedford City Council are no stranger to matters of school safety, and the topic spurred over an hour of passionate discussion during Thursday night's meeting.

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Dan McCready/TSM

Abreu Wants New Bedford in the Medical Marijuana Game

New Bedford Councillor-at-Large Ian Abreu wants to see New Bedford get back in the game when it comes to the medical marijuana industry.

Abreu is asking the Council's Committee on Appointments and Briefings to meet with representatives of the Cannabis Society to talk about locating medical marijuana facilities in New Bedford...

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

New Bedford City Council Celebrates with New Meeting

The New Bedford City Council held its first "Celebration Meeting" Thursday evening to recognize exemplary members of the community.

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Council Moves Along Critical Loan Orders

Loan orders dominated the New Bedford City Council's agenda Thursday night, including funding of municipal buildings and elementary schools.

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

City Council Special Committee to Examine Potential of Smoke Shops

The New Bedford City Council will create a special committee to explore the possibility of allowing smoke shops to offer on-site consumption of tobacco products, such as cigars and hookah.

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Dartmouth Responds To New Bedford On Opioid Crisis

Dartmouth Select Board Chairman Shawn McDonald says we need new tactics to win the war on drugs.

At Monday's meeting, the board discussed a recent letter sent by New Bedford's City Council regarding the surrounding area's resources for drug treatment...

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Dan McCready/TSM

New Bedford City Councilor Looks To Curtail Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic drugs can currently be purchased in many stores in New Bedford.

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Full house at Homeless Service Providers Network meeting / Jim Phillips TSM
Full house at Homeless Service Providers Network meeting / Jim Phillips TSM

Advocates Want Overflow Shelter Open More Often

The debate continues over when New Bedford's Emergency Overflow Shelter should open its doors.

Advocates for the homeless attended a meeting Thursday of the city's Homeless Service Provider Network contending the shelter's schedule is too haphazard, and there are nights when the shelter should be open, but isn't...

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

City Council Plans to Take the Show on the Road

The New Bedford City Council will soon be taking one of their committee meetings out on the road to better connect with constituents.

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City Council Questions School Department Practices

Ward 6 Councilor Joe Lopes is hoping to get a better understanding about what's currently going on in New Bedford Public Schools.

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