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School Committee Asks Council to Reverse Budget Cuts

New Bedford School Committee members held an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss the City Council's $4 million dollar budget cut.

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New Bedford City Hall

City Council Blindsides School Dept. with Multi-Million Dollar Cut

Just when it seemed to be over, the New Bedford City Council has slashed $4-million from the School Department's Fiscal Year 2014 budget.

Councilor at Large John Saunders proposed the $4-million cut as a way to keep the department's expenditures under control until it was clear more funding was necessary

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City Council Approves Gap Funding for School Budget

City Councilors unanimously approved a $3.5 million dollar transfer Tuesday, to help the School Department close a budget gap for the fiscal year ending on June 30th.

But several councilors took Mayor Jon Mitchell to task for his handling of the situation, and negotiating teacher salary increases without knowing how far in deficit the schools were

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Former New Bedford Officer Honored for Post-Bombing Action

A former New Bedford Police Officer had a hand in saving the life of MBTA Officer Richard Donahue, who was released from rehab Friday.

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New Bedford School Deficit Remains as Council Delays Vote

The School Department's $3.5-million deficit continues to loom over the City of New Bedford.

The Council delayed approval of the transfer of funds once again, referring the motion to the Council's Finance Committee, which meets next week

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City of New Bedford

Mitchell: Lighthouse Not New Bedford’s Property

The fate of the Butler Flats lighthouse stands on shaky ground.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says though the Coast Guard granted New Bedford a license to work on the lighthouse in 1978, ownership of the structure never changed hands

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U.S. Coast Guard

New Bedford Looks to Halt Lighthouse Auction

The New Bedford City Council will likely pass a motion Thursday night, calling for the cease and desist of a government auction that looks to sell a New Bedford landmark.

City Councilor at Large Denis Lawrence Jr. says his father, a former City C

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City Council Holds Final Budget Hearings

Some massive layoffs could hit New Bedford's Fire Department this fall, if a federal grant doesn't get renewed for the city.

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TSM - Community members address the School Committee

New Bedford School Committee Passes Layoff-Ridden Budget

The City Council is next in line to take a close look at the Fiscal Year 2014 New Bedford School Budget.

The School Committee passed the $109-million budget Thursday night, including the layoffs of 250 positions

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Marlene Pollock Defends New Bedford School Committee Amidst Deficit Talks

New Bedford School Committee member Marlene Pollock says the school department is working on becoming more transparent after bad business practices led to a multi-million dollar deficit.

Pollock appeared on WBSM's "Mid-Day Live" Friday, and says former business manager Deb Brown was largely responsible for putting the complex budgets together, and provided the School Committee with incomplete information

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