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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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Panhandling Ordinance Back on the Table

The New Bedford City Council is once again looking to draft an ordinance regarding panhandling.

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New Bedford Councillor Interested in Proposal for Statewide Drug Turn-In Program

Proposed legislation in the Massachusetts House would somewhat expand Gloucester's police department policy of not charging people who willfully turn in their drugs and paraphernalia...

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Jim Phillips / TSM

City Plans To Build Public Safety Center In South End

The City of New Bedford is planning to invest $70 million over the next five years to build and repair schools, replacing aging equipment and vehicles and construct a new Public Safety Center in the South End...

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Councilor Deborah Coelho / Dan McCready TSM

Addicts Could Be Forced into Treatment After Repeat Overdoses

The New Bedford City Council continues to look at new ways to curb the growing opioid crisis on city streets with a new motion filed Thursday evening.

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Jim Phillips | TSM

Study for Municipal Marketing Proposed in New Bedford

Imagine driving down William Street in New Bedford and seeing an ad for McDonald's plastered on the side of City Hall. Or how about a Dunkin' Donuts logo on your child's school building...

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Jon Faria/TSM

Group Recommends Changes For New Bedford EMS & Fire Dept.

New Bedford's Fire Chief says merging the city's EMS into the fire department makes both agencies stronger.

At Monday's City Council meeting, the Arizona-based FACETS Consulting group presented their study of New Bedford's fire and emergency medical services...

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TSM - Ward 3 Councilor Henry Bousquet

Bousquet Says He’s Staying On City Council

There have been rumors circulating that Ward 3 New Bedford City Councilor Henry Bousquet was planning to step down.

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Jim Phillips | TSM

New Committee Added to New Bedford City Council’s Roster

As part of her committee appointments, New Bedford City Council President Linda Morad has created a new committee.

Morad says the new Budget Review Committee will work to find a more efficient way of sifting through the process of setting the next fiscal year's budget with fewer hiccups...

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

City Council Calls on Surrounding Communities to Take Stock on Opioid Crisis and Work Together

The New Bedford City Council began the new year with a discussion on the SouthCoast's opioid crisis and how surrounding communities need to address it.

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