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GNB Voc-Tech Tech Students Take Pride In Clasky Park Project

 

Students from Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School have been hard at work over the past couple of weeks, repairing displays, hanging lights and putting together all of the decorations at Clasky Common Park.

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TSM - Ward Two City Councilor Steve Martins
TSM - Ward Two City Councilor Steve Martins

Martins Pushes “Living Wage Law” For New Bedford

Should a major company that takes in huge amounts of revenue be required to pay its employees more than the minimum wage?  Ward Two City Councilor Steven Martins thinks so.

Martins asked his colleagues Thursday night to support a living wage law for the City of New Bedford

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TSM - ABC Disposal Michael Camara (r) joins Mayor Jon Mitchell for trash contract announcement.
TSM - ABC Disposal Michael Camara (r) joins Mayor Jon Mitchell for trash contract announcement.

City Awards Ten-Year Trash Contract To ABC Disposal

 

A new ten year, $47 million contract for ABC Disposal of New Bedford, to serve as the city's primary trash disposal firm. 

As part of the deal, ABC will introduce a new automated trash collection system in July, 2014.  A

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell addresses marchers
TSM - Mayor Mitchell addresses marchers

Marchers Show Their Support For Marine Commerce Terminal Project

Environmentalists protesting fossil fuel-burning power plants made a stop in New Bedford Thursday morning, to show their support for wind power, and the Marine Commerce Terminal project in the South End

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TSM - Dayva Briand shows off her team's Road Safety Project at "Learn and Serve" reception
TSM - Dayva Briand shows off her team's Road Safety Project at "Learn and Serve" reception

“Learn And Serve” Teens Recognized For Community Service Work

The City of New Bedford and New Directions kept dozens of young people busy this summer in the Mayor's Learn and Serve Summer Youth Program.  

The six week program for 14 and 15 year olds called on the teens to carry out community service projects while developing work readiness skills

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New Bedford Election Contests Take Shape

Following Tuesday's deadline to submit nomination papers to the New Bedford Election Office, the 2013 campaign season is now shaping up in the Whaling City.  Here's a list of candidates.  (Note: * signifies incumbent)

Mayor of New Bedford

Jon Mitchell* (unopposed)
City Council Ward One

Jim Oliveira* (unopposed)
City Council Ward Two

Steve Martins* (unopposed)
City Councilor Ward Three

Henry Bousquet* (unopposed)
City Council Ward Four

Bruce Duarte*

Dana Ribeiro
City Council Ward Five

Dr

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Cape Verdean Parade A Hit In New Bedford

A highlight of New Bedford's Independence Day weekend is the Cape Verdean Recognition Day Parade.

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Photo - City of New Bedford

City Unviels “Side Yard” Program

The City of New Bedford unvieled its "Side Lot" program on Monday. 

Its where abutting homeowners can purchase vacant, city-owned lots at drastically discounted prices. 

Mayor Jon Mitchell made the announcement on a 3,000 square foot vacant lot, adjacent to 1442 Pleasant Street

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TSM - Paul Revere Sign off 195
TSM - Paul Revere Sign off 195

Landmark Paul Revere Sign To Come Down

The Paul Revere sign off Interstate 195 in New Bedford is coming down for repairs. 

City officials say the sign needs a complete overhaul. 

Ken Blanchard is the city's Acting Commissioner of Public Facilities

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Mitchell Sends Help To Boston, Says Deaths Are “Cold-Blooded Murders”

 

Mayor Jon Mitchell says, after talking with Boston Mayor Tom Menino, he'll be sending along some help to investigate Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon......

   

Mitchell says his prayers go out to the victims and their families.  H

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