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TSM - Mayor Mitchell addresses marchers
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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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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

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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mwhatley,flickr

Schools To Reopen Wednesday In New Bedford

The City of New Bedford is making real progress in removing snow from streets and sidewalks, so public schools will reopen Wednesday in New Bedford.  That's the word from New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell

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tsm - photo from Matt Amaral
tsm - photo from Matt Amaral

Southcoast Still Recovering From Blizzard

Mayor New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell reports workers are on top of the snow cleanup with progress being made on the main roads, the side roads however will take some time to clear.  Mitchell is urging residents to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary

Shelters are open in most Southcoast communities, New Bedford has opened the Keith Middle School as a shelter, and the Pilgrim United Church is open Downtown

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More Layoffs At Niche Inc

Niche Inc. on Cove Street in New Bedford has begun the layoff process of some 200 workers.

Niche is completing orders on existing military contracts, but with no additional contracts in sight, the company has been forced to layoff a large number of workers

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