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Storm-Related Fatality In New Bedford

New Bedford's mayor says a 53-year-old city man died after shoveling snow during this week's blizzard.

Mayor Jon Mitchell said at a news conference Wednesday that the man suffered a ``cardiac event'' while shoveling snow on Tuesday night

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City of New Bedford

Mitchell Declares State Of Emergency

Mayor Jon Mitchell has declared a State of Emergency for the City of New Bedford, and also discussed other information related to the storm during an afternoon news conference.  Here's a press release from City Hall:

Mayor Jon Mitchell declared a State of Emergency in the City of New Bedford as of 1:00PM today, January 26, 2015

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City of New Bedford
City of New Bedford

New Ambulances Generating More Revenue For City

The City of New Bedford has acquired two new, state-of-the-art ambulances.

Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky tells WBSM News, the city has purchased two new vehicles in each of the past two years

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City Council Approves Millions In Capital Improvement Funding

During its second time in front of the City Council, a $4.97 million capital improvement plan was approved Thursday evening.

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Sutter Set To Take Oath Of Office As New Fall River Mayor

Fall River's newest mayor is set to take his oath of office.

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City Council Questioning Casino Negotiations

The New Bedford City Council is once again asking Mayor Jon Mitchell about his intentions on a waterfront casino.

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City Council Requests Crack Down On Speeding Drivers

The New Bedford City Council plans to go after drivers that don't stop for people crossing the street.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Mayor Focuses On Continuing City-Wide Improvements

Mayor Jon Mitchell is looking to what the next fiscal year has in store for improvements in the city through the Capital Improvement Program.

The plan was put into effect for Fiscal Year 2014, with the City bonding for $5

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

City Hall Exterior Undergoing Restoration Efforts

Watch your head next time you enter New Bedford City Hall. Scaffolding has been set up around the entrance to the 158-year-old building, as city workers begin to clean and restore the brownstone exterior

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Ends With Candlelight March And Service

The tree outside New Bedford City Hall was covered with pink lights Tuesday night symbolizing the ongoing effort to end domestic violence.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Women's Center Director Pamela Macleod-Lima is hoping the message is sinking in

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