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City Council Outraged Over Charging Local Nonprofit Organizations

New Bedford City Councilors didn't hold back from expressing their outrage and disbelief Thursday evening that the city anticipates to collect fees from local nonprofit organizations. 

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

Council Looks to Quell Issues Along North End Streets

The New Bedford City Council discussed the need for increased police presence along some north end streets during Thursday night's meeting after what some councilors describe as a rise in criminal activity. 

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mayor Mitchell To Request Funding From City Council

The New Bedford City Council will be discussing some funding requests from Mayor Jon Mitchell during their Thursday night meeting.

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

City Council Preparing For Potential Effects of Question 4

The New Bedford City Council passed along four proposed items to one of their committees Thursday in preparation of the passing of Question 4 on the November ballot, which would legalize the recreational use of Marijuana in Massachusetts. 

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New Bedford Pot Laws: “High” On List Of Agenda

We live in a nation whose laws currently ban possession and use of marijuana without a medical license. However, we also live in a state (Massachusetts) which decriminalized marijuana possession and use of, and now in a city (New Bedford) in this state which wants to fine public smoking consumption, if you are confused by marijuana laws, you aren't alone...

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City Council Advances Ordinance to Ban Public Use of Marijuana

Just weeks before registered voters take to the polls to decide the legalization of recreational marijuana, the New Bedford City Council is taking a preemptive approach in banning the substance in public areas across the city.

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Council Moves Ahead with Proposed Needle Recovery Program

The New Bedford City Council decided to move forward with discussions of implementing a "Neighborhood Needle Recovery" program during Thursday night's meeting.

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New Bedford Councillor Proposes Dirty Needle Dropboxes

A New Bedford City Councillor wants to begin proactively addressing the issue of discarded hypodermic needles in the city.

Councillor at Large Ian Abreu says discarded needles have become an epidemic in city streets, parks, and playgrounds...

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New Bedford Councillor Bousquet Gives Scathing Remarks After Criticism from Rebeiro

It seems the tone of the presidential race has seeped into the New Bedford City Council.

Thursday evening, Ward Four City Councillor Dana Rebeiro shared a Hillary Clinton campaign ad featuring a Fall River factory on her personal Facebook page...

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Pittman: Democrat Partisan Parrots In City Council Allow Hillary To Slander New Bedford

Last night Henry Bousquet, New Bedford city councilor of Ward 3, attempted to pass a motion in the city council demanding an apology from the Democrat Party nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton who used New Bedford in her acceptance speech as an example of what was wrong with America in 1973...

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