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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
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
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
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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tsm - file photo
tsm - file photo

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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zigazou76, flickr
zigazou76, flickr

New Bedford to Consider Downtown Surveillance Cameras

With historical structures and beloved monuments, the downtown New Bedford area is seen as a playground for vandals.

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evmaiden,flickr
evmaiden,flickr

New Bedford Council Tables School Funding, Seeks Accountability

"Accountability" was the buzzword at Thursday night's City Council meeting, as the council voted to table the tranfer of $3.5-million to the school department.

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New Bedford Councillor at Large Candidate Posts Controversial Photo

In a move that some might consider bold, Councillor at Large candidate Carlos Pimentel Felix posted a controversial photo on Facebook with medical marijuana.

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TSM - Mitchell delivers his proposed budget
TSM - Mitchell delivers his proposed budget

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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