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Vietnam Vets Honored As Part Of City’s Memorial Day Weekend Services

Local Vietnam veterans were remembered outside New Bedford City Hall Sunday afternoon as part of the city's Memorial Day Weekend services.

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Joe Raedle/ Getty Images

Memorial Day Weekend Events In New Bedford

Here's a list of Memorial Day events in New Bedford.

Saturday, May23 rd

9:00 AM at Rural Cemetery

The Greater New Bedford Civil War Round Table will conduct a memorial exercise at the Union Soldier's Burial Site at Rural Cemetery, 149 Dartmouth Street.

11:00 AM at Oak Grove Cemetery

The Greater N

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell signing Problem Properties Ordinance.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell signing Problem Properties Ordinance.

Mayor Mitchell Signs Problem Properties Ordinance

After two years and countless amendments, the "Problem Properties" Ordinance was signed into law by Mayor Jon Mitchell Wednesday afternoon.

The law holding landlords responsible for the conduct of their tenants will be in effect immediately.

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(Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post
(Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post

Baltimore Protests Turn Violent

(Associated Press) - A protest over the death of a man who was injured while in the custody of Baltimore police started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets. Then, things turned violent and volatile

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City of New Bedford Implements Immediate Hiring Freeze

The City of New Bedford has put a freeze on hiring for the foreseeable future.

The City's Chief Financial Officer, Ari Sky, sent a memo to department heads informing them of the hiring freeze, citing excessive snow removal costs, expiring grants, and a multitude of other expenses as the cause for the immediate action

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Councilors Question Casino Host City Agreement

It's a safe bet casino talks will continue for months in New Bedford.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta at her campaign kickoff event in February.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta at her campaign kickoff event in February.

Maria Giesta Kicks Off Mayoral Campaign

With three decades of experience in Washington D.C., Maria Giesta is now setting her sights on the Third Floor Office in City Hall.

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Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Warren To Make Southcoast Swing On Friday

Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren is visiting the Southcoast on Friday.

Her first stop is in Fall River for a meeting with Mayor Sam Sutter and other officials.

Then its on to UMass Dartmouth, where at noon the Senator will tour the university's new Bioengineering Lab

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City Clerk Dennis Farias administers oath to four new Police Officers in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM
City Clerk Dennis Farias administers oath to four new Police Officers in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM

Four New Police Officers Sworn-In At City Hall

Four new Police Officers are onboard in New Bedford. The new officers were introduced on Friday, following their swearing in at City Hall.

Jakob Cwick is the oldest of the group at 38. He was born in Poland and formerly served on the New Bedford Fire Department

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

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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