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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Safioleas Speaks Out After Arrest At City Council Meeting

Evangelo 'Gilly' Safioleas was arrested during the New Bedford City Council's meeting on Thursday night after he refused to leave for applauding in violation of a council chamber rule.

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Linda Morad/Facebook
Linda Morad/Facebook

Council President Calls Safioleas A ‘Bully’ After His Arrest Thursday Night

Following the arrest of a City man during the New Bedford City Council meeting Thursday night, Council President Linda Morad is digging in her heels on her decision to halt the meeting to have the man removed...

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City resident Evangelos "Gilly" Safioleas arrested after clapping at City Council meeting. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
City resident Evangelos "Gilly" Safioleas arrested after clapping at City Council meeting. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Resident Arrested After Clapping at City Council Meeting [VIDEO]

New Bedford resident and frequent City Council meeting attendee Evangelos "Gilly" Safioleas was arrested Thursday evening after his applause during discussion led to the meeting being halted by Council President Linda Morad. 

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City Council Outraged Over Charging Local Nonprofit Organizations

New Bedford City Councilors didn't hold back from expressing their outrage and disbelief Thursday evening that the city anticipates to collect fees from local nonprofit organizations. 

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Council Looks to Quell Issues Along North End Streets

The New Bedford City Council discussed the need for increased police presence along some north end streets during Thursday night's meeting after what some councilors describe as a rise in criminal activity. 

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mayor Mitchell To Request Funding From City Council

The New Bedford City Council will be discussing some funding requests from Mayor Jon Mitchell during their Thursday night meeting.

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City Council Preparing For Potential Effects of Question 4

The New Bedford City Council passed along four proposed items to one of their committees Thursday in preparation of the passing of Question 4 on the November ballot, which would legalize the recreational use of Marijuana in Massachusetts. 

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New Bedford Pot Laws: “High” On List Of Agenda

We live in a nation whose laws currently ban possession and use of marijuana without a medical license. However, we also live in a state (Massachusetts) which decriminalized marijuana possession and use of, and now in a city (New Bedford) in this state which wants to fine public smoking consumption, if you are confused by marijuana laws, you aren't alone...

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City Council Advances Ordinance to Ban Public Use of Marijuana

Just weeks before registered voters take to the polls to decide the legalization of recreational marijuana, the New Bedford City Council is taking a preemptive approach in banning the substance in public areas across the city.

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Council Moves Ahead with Proposed Needle Recovery Program

The New Bedford City Council decided to move forward with discussions of implementing a "Neighborhood Needle Recovery" program during Thursday night's meeting.

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