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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.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta.

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

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

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
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

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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