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New officers take oath at New Bedford City Hall / Jim Phillips / TSM
New officers take oath at New Bedford City Hall / Jim Phillips / TSM

City Welcomes Five New Police Officers

The City of New Bedford has added five new officers to the ranks of the police department.

All five recently graduated from the New Bedford Police Acadamy, and were sworn in Monday at New Bedford City Hall

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Photo, Tom Ervin, Getty Images
Photo, Tom Ervin, Getty Images

Mosquito Spraying Early Thursday In New Bedford

Mosquito spraying in New Bedford resumes early Thursday. The New Bedford Board of Health says the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct spraying early Thursday from 2am to sunrise.

The areas targeted for spraying include Fort Tabor, Buttonwood Park, Hazelwood Park, Brooklawn Park, the Poor Farm area, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park and Ben Rose Field

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Mass. Clean Energy Center
Mass. Clean Energy Center

Donald Gomes Named Compliance Officer For Marine Terminal Project.

A New Bedford man has been named Compliance Officer for the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal project. The appointment of Donald Gomes was announced Tuesday by the Mass. Clean Energy Center.

In a press statement, the Center says Gomes will work with the general contractor, local labor unions, and community leaders to ensure the project is meeting its goals in the hiring of women, minorities, and apprentices

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TSM

Mitchell Appeals Riverwalk Funding Decision

The City of New Bedford is seeking more money for its Riverwalk project, and is asking the Natural Resource Trustee Council to take another look at its priorities.

Mayor Jon Mitchell is asking the Council to revisit its list of priority projects, and award the Riverwalk plan more funding from the Bouchard Oil Spill Settlement

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Local Man Wants To Revive Whaling City Festival

A New Bedford man is leading a petition drive to bring back the Whaling City Festival.

Organizers of the event announced last week there would be no Festival this year, after the City refused to allow the closing time to extend beyond 8pm.

Eric Li

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TSM - Sconticut Neck Plaza Parking Lot as of 5pm Saturday
TSM - Sconticut Neck Plaza Parking Lot as of 5pm Saturday

Southcoast Gears For 10-14 Inches Of Snow

Another winter storm is hitting Southern New England, bringing with it heavy snow, strong winds and blizzard conditions near the Massachusetts coast.  The National Weather Service says the heaviest snowfalls of 10 to 14 inches will occur in Eastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island

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Getty Images

New Bedford Parking Ban Takes Effect 3PM Saturday

The City of New Bedford has announced a citywide snow emergency parking ban to take effect tomorrow as of 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 15, 2014.  The parking ban will remain in effect for 48-hours thereafter, unless lifted or further extended by City officials

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell and Police Union Officials sign new contract
TSM - Mayor Mitchell and Police Union Officials sign new contract

City Of New Bedford And Police Agree On Four Year Contract

The City of New Bedford has a new four year contract with its police officers.  The package was signed Tuesday at City Hall by Mayor Jon Mitchell and Union President Hank Turgeon.   The last police contract expired in June of 2011

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Parking Ban Declared For New Bedford

The City of New Bedford has declared a Snow Emergency Parking Ban, starting tonight at midnight.  Snow is expected to begin early Wednsday morning with three to six inches expected in the Southeast Region

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Getty Images

Southcoast Gears For 8-12 Inches Of Snow

 

The City of New Bedford  as well as all local communities are preparing for another winter blast.

The city's snow czar, Ron LaBelle, tells WBSM News, his crews are getting ready to battle the storm. 

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