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New Bedford Council Questioning Use of Textbook Money

The New Bedford City Council remains concerned over the alleged misuse of $1 million allotted to the school department for textbooks last year. After the Council granted the funds in May of 2012, reports surfaced that the money went to new hires instead of textbooks and other classroom necessities

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Jack Radcliffe Talks Ward 5 Candidacy on “Mid-Day Live”

In our second "Meet and Greet" installment, John "Jack" Radcliffe stopped by the studio for an hour to talk about his candidacy for the Ward 5 seat in New Bedford, being vacated by Jane Gonsalves.

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TSM - Ward Two City Councilor Steve Martins
TSM - Ward Two City Councilor Steve Martins

Martins Pushes “Living Wage Law” For New Bedford

Should a major company that takes in huge amounts of revenue be required to pay its employees more than the minimum wage?  Ward Two City Councilor Steven Martins thinks so.

Martins asked his colleagues Thursday night to support a living wage law for the City of New Bedford

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.
TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.

Mitchell: Up To Five Medical Marijuana Groups Looking At New Bedford

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he wants groups seeking to open a medical marijuana facility to come in with business plans and other information, like other companies do when eyeing New Bedford.

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Thank You Denis Lawrence For Your Service — A Note from Phil

City Councilor, Denis Lawrence, Jr. has decided not to run for another two-year term, after fulfilling a 16-year stretch of answering constituents' calls, attending meetings and special events and spending more time with city related issues than with his own family.

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Candidates Show Interest in Taking Over Vacant Ward 5

There's no shortage of candidates in the Ward 5 City Council race less than a week after incumbent councilor Jane Gonsalves announced she was not running for re election.

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Mayor Mitchell Responds To Schilling Rejection

At the last New Bedford City Council meeting, Mayor Mitchell's appointee to the New Bedford Housing Authority, Robert Schilling, was rejected by a vote 9-2.

Earlier this week, Housing Authority Executive Director Steve Beauregard admitted it was he who called City Council members to keep Rev

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Curfews Possible For Certain Areas of New Bedford

The New Bedford City Council voted to draft an ordinance allowing police to enforce curfews in high crime "hot spots" in the city even as some councilors expressed reservations about whether the policy would be constitutional.

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Council Restores $4 Million in School Funds

One week after making a $4 million dollar cut to School Department funding, the City Council voted unanimously Thursday to restore that money to the Fiscal Year 2014 budget.

The School Committee had asked for the restoration on Tuesday during an emergency meeting

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Rosa Say,flickr

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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