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Mayor Pushes For More Liquor Licenses For New Bedford

The City of New Bedford is pushing for more liquor licenses.  Mayor Jon Mitchell announced Tuesday, his administration was preparing to file a home rule petition to expand the number of liquor licenses in the City by 25

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Bousquet Defends City Council Involvement In School Issues

Ward Three Councilor Henry Bousquet says City Councilors were elected to serve the citizens of New Bedford, and that's what the council is doing by learning more about issues in the School Department

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NBEA Leader Welcomes Council Involvement

The New Bedford teachers union president says he welcomes the City Council's involvement in school department affairs.

Responding to a Standard Times editorial letter, Lou St. John says over the last several years, the Council may have lost trust in the School Committee after having to appropriate extra funds to the schools from the city-side of government in order to make up a multi-million dollar deficit

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Council Wants to Host Interviews with School Violence Witnesses

City Councilor Brian Gomes says inaction by the School Committee has motivated him to get the City Council involved as it pertains to reported violence in New Bedford Public Schools.

Gomes wants the Council to meet with students and teachers at the middle and high school levels, who have seen fights and other forms of violence firsthand

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell (R) reads plaque honoring Dr. John Fletcher for his years on the School Committee.
TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell (R) reads plaque honoring Dr. John Fletcher for his years on the School Committee.

Dr. Fletcher Honored For His Service On School Committee

 

Dr. John Fletcher attended his last New Bedford School Committee meeting this week.

Fletcher served on the school board for eight years before deciding to run for City Council.  He was defeated in the Ward Five primary in October.

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TSM - New Bedford City Hall

Firefighters Honored At City Hall

 Three New Bedford firefighters were recognized at City Hall Tuesday by Mayor Jon Mitchell, Fire Chief Michael Gomes and the City Council.

Firefighters Thomas Ferguson, James Teixeira, and William Sullivan were recognized for rescuing a woman from a third-floor window during a house fire on Campbell Street last month

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TSM - Ward 3 Councilor Henry Bousquet

City Councilors Want More Discipline In Schools

 

The City Council is joining the debate over violence in New Bedford Schools.

The Council approved a motion Tuesday night, asking the School Dept. for data on the number of teacher assaults in the last three months, and how many fights are being reported.

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New Bedford Council to Consider $25 Million in Loans

Mayor Jon Mitchell is asking the City Council to approve nearly $25 million in loan orders to be used for repairs throughout the city.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell says about $13 million will go towards rehabilitating the main runway at the City's Regional Airport

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.

Mitchell Weighs Veto of Casino Zoning Ordinance

The City Council is playing favorites with casino developers. That's according to Mayor Jon Mitchell, who says the council's move to re-zone the Cannon Street Power Station clears a path for KG Urban Enterprises and their waterfront casino proposal

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TSM - Steve Galloway, Gaming Market Advisors

KG Urban Enterprises Talks Casino Jobs In New Bedford

 

K-G Urban Enterprises, and its team of experts was in New Bedford Monday night, explaining the project to a City Council committee.

The Special Committee on Employment Opportunites wanted know more about projected jobs at the Cannon Street Power Station, the site eyed by K-G Urban for a waterfront casino.

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