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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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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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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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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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Zeiterion Exec. Director “Thrilled” With Mayor’s Plan

The Executive Director of the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford is applauding Mayor Jon Mitchell's plan to put the "Z" on solid financial footing. 

The Mayor has suggested both long and short term strategies that include the use of city funds, private donations and a contribution from the state to keep the performing arts center operating and maintained

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New Bedford To Honor Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Remembrance is scheduled for Sunday at 3pm at the Pilgrim United Church on Purchase street.  Its a celebration of Dr. King's civil rights legacy.  Marci Pina Christian of New Bedford is organizing the event

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Mitchell Attends Mayor’s Conference, Lobbies For Gun Control

 

Mayor Jon Mitchell is attending the U-S Conference of Mayors in Washington this week, but he took some time on Thursday to visit Capitol Hill. 

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Zeiterion Proposal Sparks Debate

 

Should the City of New Bedford set aside "taxpayer dollars" each year for the operation and maintenance of the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center?  The city is currently negotiating with "Z" representatives, and the City Council has recommended $150,000 to cover costs for the fiscal year that ends on June 30.  T

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