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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

Panhandler Licensing Fails to Move Ahead Due to Resistance by Councilors

Efforts to regulate New Bedford's panhandlers through licensing met its match during Thursday evening's City Council meeting thanks to major concerns over costly lawsuits against the city.

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School Committee Vice-Chair Josh Amaral responds to questions, along with Council Pres. Linda Morad / Jim Phillips TSM
School Committee Vice-Chair Josh Amaral responds to questions, along with Council Pres. Linda Morad / Jim Phillips TSM

School Committee And City Council Begin Dialogue

Members of the New Bedford School Committee and City Council are finally talking to each other.

It happened Wednesday night during a meeting at the Downtown library, organized by City Council President Linda Morad and School Committee Vice-Chair Josh Amaral...

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New Bedford City Councillor Wants To Regulate Panhandling

Panhandlers are a common sight in New Bedford and now one City Councillor is proposing that they be regulated.

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Conceptual design plans for New Bedford Dog Park|Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Conceptual design plans for New Bedford Dog Park|Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Plans for City Dog Park Move Ahead

City officials continue to move forward with plans to build a dog park in the west end of New Bedford.

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Boston City Council Bans Travel to North Carolina

BOSTON (AP) _ Boston is banning city travel to North Carolina in response to a new state law that critics say discriminates against gay and transgender people...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Elected Officials Reacted Positively to State of the City Address

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell's fourth State of the City Address was well received by fellow elected officials Thursday afternoon.

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media
Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

City Council Appropriates $18.1 Million for School Repairs

The New Bedford City Council approved $18.1 million in funding for accelerated repair projects at four city elementary schools during Tuesday night's meeting.

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walkthetown, Flickr
walkthetown, Flickr

Council, School Committee to Meet in Joint Session to Discuss Discipline Concerns

New Bedford's City Council and School Committee will conduct a rare joint session meeting next month to discuss rising concerns over discipline issues in schools.

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Linda Morad/Facebook
Linda Morad/Facebook

Morad Discusses Keith Middle School Violence Complaints

Complaints of violence at the Keith Middle School became the main topic of discussion during Thursday night's meeting of the New Bedford City Council.

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media
Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

City Council Demands Action on Continuous School Discipline Issues

The New Bedford City Council are no stranger to matters of school safety, and the topic spurred over an hour of passionate discussion during Thursday night's meeting.

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