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Health Director Brenda Weis with Mayor Jon Mitchell / Jim Phillips / TSM
Health Director Brenda Weis with Mayor Jon Mitchell / Jim Phillips / TSM

City Officials Urge Landlords To Join Pre-Rental Voucher Program

Mayor Jon Mitchell and city health officials are urging New Bedford landlords to take part in a Pre-Rental Voucher Program.

The program is voluntary. For $100 the city will inspect your property before its leased to a tenant, and award a certificate of compliance

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TSM

City Of New Bedford, AFSCME Local 851 Agree On Labor Deal

The City of New Bedford and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 851 have reached agreement on a new labor contract.

Members of the city workers union, which covers clerks, custodians, mechanics and others, have been working under terms of a contract which expired nearly three years ago

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Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Rev. David Lima Rips Casino Plan For New Bedford

When it comes to building a casino in New Bedford, don't expect Reverend David Lima to remain quiet.

Lima, the Executive Minister of the New Bedford Interchurch Council and a long-time casino opponent, says he can understand why the idea of a casino in the Whaling City might be attractive to some

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Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises
Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises

Host Community Agreement Draws Rave Reviews

Labor unions are applauding the host community agreement reached by the City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises, to put a casino on the city's waterfront.

Ron Rheaume of the Building Trades Union says the announcement is good news for people struggling to find steady work

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Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

KG Urban And City Seek To Extend Casino Deadline

The developers of a proposed Foxwoods casino in New Bedford are requesting more time to file remaining application materials with the state.
KG Urban spokesman Andrew Paven said Monday that the New York-based development company remains in negotiations with New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell's administration

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KG Urban: New Bedford Casino All But Dead

KG Urban Enterprises says its proposed casino deal in New Bedford is all but dead.

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, representing KG Urban, a firm owned by his son, says he and the Mayor could not come to an agreement on the Cannon Street site

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Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images
Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images

Parking Bans Tonight in New Bedford And Dartmouth

The storm headed our way this weekend has prompted the Town of Dartmouth to declare an emergency parking ban.

The parking ban runs for 48 hours.  It begins at 6pm Saturday and will run till 6pm on Monday

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Mitchell Declares Parking Ban Starting At MIdnight

More snow is coming to the South Coast starting tonight.  Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced that New Bedford's Snow Emergency Parking Ban will take effect at midnight tonight.  Here's the City's release:

 

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Southern Bristol County, including the City of New Bedford, effective from 9PM Sunday evening through 1AM on Tuesday. A W

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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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Getty Images

Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony Rescheduled For Next Thursday

The city of New Bedford has postponed the annual Downtown Christmas
Tree Lighting Ceremony for tonight because of inclement weather.

The event has been rescheduled for Thiursday, December 11th at 6pm

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