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Mitchell Unveils Proposed FY ’14 New Bedford Budget

Mayor Jon Mitchell says his proposed fiscal year 2014 budget takes a "steady as she goes" approach. Mitchell says his $263-million proposal will keep the city at status quo, while also restoring a third of the Rainy Day Fund

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School District Battles Multi-Million Dollar Shortfall

The city's School District is facing a budget shortfall, and is looking to the City Council for help.

The School Committee discussed the $3.5 million dollar gap Monday, most of which lies in salaries and pay-outs to retired employees

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New Bedford City Council Cracking Down on Synthetic Drugs

The synthetic drugs known as "Herbal Incense", "K2", and a variety of names are being sold in stores throughout New Bedford, but the City Council is hoping to stop that practice.

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New Bedford Council Denies School Department Funds – For Now

While the police department, the zoo, and other departments will receive funds from the City's free cash account, the school department is being forced to wait for a much needed $2-million.

The City Council tabled the request for the funds Thursday night, citing a lack of response from Mayor Jon Mitchell

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City Council Rips State Leaders on Transportation Funding

Legislative leaders and local state representatives were taken to task Thursday by the City Council, over their treatment of the Southcoast Rail project.

 

Several councilors blasted House leadership and local representatives for supporting a weakened transportation bill, that does little for advancing Southcoast Rail. Cou

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Wilde Announces Run for City Council

The local election season is getting started as a New Bedford resident announces his candidacy for a City Council seat.

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New Bedford Fire Chief Calls for Engine Upgrades

The city's firefighting fleet is getting older, and Fire Chief Michael Gomes wants to do something about that.

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New Council Committee Talks Job Opportunities

The city's Economic Development Council kicked off the first-ever City Council Employment Opportunities Committee meeting Wednesday, with a presentation on the new Marine Commerce Terminal.

The terminal is expected to become a staging area for the Cape Wind turbine project, and other similar projects along the Eastern Seaboard

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Dog Park Discussion Continues in New Bedford

The work of a special committee to locate a Dog Park in New Bedford may be coming to an end, nearly five years after it started.

The committee met Thursday to discuss finalizing a site for the Park, a task that's stumped the group since it was first convened in 2008

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New Bedford Council Questions Storm Preparedness, Approves Zeiterion Funding

As the Southcoast keeps an eye on the weekend forecast, the New Bedford City Council is still reeling from last weekend's blizzard.

The Council is calling for a public hearing with officials from DPI, DPF, NStar, and other officials that took part in preparing the city for the two feet of snow that slammed the area

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