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City Councilors Express Frustration With New Flood Maps

City councilors expressed their frustration with impending changes to New Bedford's FEMA flood map. The council's Ordinance Committee sent the changes to the full council without a recommendation. Council President Joseph Lopes, whose South End district could be heavily affected, said he is working with the mayor's office to appeal some of the changes

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City Council Supports Teacher Facing Discipline Over Chair-Throwing Incident

The City Council unanimously voted Thursday night to go on record opposing any disciplinary action that may come against New Bedford High School teacher Joanne Maura. Maura is the teacher who had a chair thrown at her by an 18-year-old student after she took his cell phone

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Enterprise Funds Would Contribute To Garage Repairs, New Meters

The New Bedford City Council will consider establishing two funds aimed at improving parking infrastructure in the city.

The Council's Committee on Ordinances has reviewed and amended a motion set forth by Mayor Jon Mitchell, which would ultimately compile revenue from parking meters and parking tickets, and reinvest those monies into the downtown and Acushnet Avenue business district

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TSM - USPS Real Estate Specialist Joseph Mulvey addressing the City Council
TSM - USPS Real Estate Specialist Joseph Mulvey addressing the City Council

Fate Of Downtown Post Office Still Unknown

The future of the Downtown New Bedford Post Office is still uncertain after last night's public hearing.

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TSM - At-Large City Councilor Naomi R.A. Carney discusses rescinding the body's 44 percent pay raise Thursday night.
TSM - At-Large City Councilor Naomi R.A. Carney discusses rescinding the body's 44 percent pay raise Thursday night.

New Bedford City Council Votes Down Attempt To Rescind 44% Pay Raise

The City Council voted down a motion Thursday night to rescind a 44 percent pay raise the body gave itself in 2012.

Councilors Brian Gomes, Deborah Coelho and James Oliveira blasted the motion's backers, new Councilors Naomi R

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Downtown Post Office Hearing is March 18 At City Hall

The Downtown Post Office in New Bedford belongs to the U-S Postal Service, but local elected officials are taking a keen interest in that building's future. 

The City Council's Committee on Appointments and Briefings will meet with postal service officials on March 18th to hear about their plan to close the building and re-locate retail postal services to a smaller storefront Downtown

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Mayor Pushes For More Liquor Licenses For New Bedford

The City of New Bedford is pushing for more liquor licenses.  Mayor Jon Mitchell announced Tuesday, his administration was preparing to file a home rule petition to expand the number of liquor licenses in the City by 25

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Bousquet Defends City Council Involvement In School Issues

Ward Three Councilor Henry Bousquet says City Councilors were elected to serve the citizens of New Bedford, and that's what the council is doing by learning more about issues in the School Department

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NBEA Leader Welcomes Council Involvement

The New Bedford teachers union president says he welcomes the City Council's involvement in school department affairs.

Responding to a Standard Times editorial letter, Lou St. John says over the last several years, the Council may have lost trust in the School Committee after having to appropriate extra funds to the schools from the city-side of government in order to make up a multi-million dollar deficit

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Council Wants to Host Interviews with School Violence Witnesses

City Councilor Brian Gomes says inaction by the School Committee has motivated him to get the City Council involved as it pertains to reported violence in New Bedford Public Schools.

Gomes wants the Council to meet with students and teachers at the middle and high school levels, who have seen fights and other forms of violence firsthand

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