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Churrascaria Owner: Knife Was Pulled on Customer [UPDATE]

 

 

 

UPDATE: The owner of Churrascaria Novo Mundo says there was an incident in her County Street restaurant Thursday night, but no guns were pulled.

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Henry Bousquet/Facebook
Henry Bousquet/Facebook

More Than Two Years Without Pay, Ward 3 Councillor Bousquet Resigns

NEW BEDFORD - Ward Three City Councillor Henry Bousquet has announced his resignation.

Bousquet, also a culinary instructor at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School, had been serving as a councillor for nearly three years without pay due to a conflict of interest law, which he cited as one of the reasons for his resignation...

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New Bedford Councilors Call Coelho Immigration Motion Vague and Fear-Based

A motion requesting state legislators to oppose any future mass deportations of illegal immigrants was easily shot down in the New Bedford City Council Tuesday night.

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IPS Group, Inc./Facebook

Letter Claims New Bedford to Enforce Parking Meter Rules on Saturdays

For years, parking in New Bedford's downtown has been free on Saturdays. It looks like that will soon change.

A letter from the City's Parking Clerk Scott Downing, dated May 4, indicates the City will soon enforce parking regulations for downtown parking meters on Saturday beginning June 4...

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New Partnership Between New Bedford Business Organizations

The New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Council have entered into a new partnership.

The leadership of both organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which encourages the two entities to share information and coordinate marketing efforts...

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Brian Gomes - Dan McCready/Townsquare Media
Brian Gomes - Dan McCready/Townsquare Media

Gomes Blames Pharmaceuticals, Docs for Nation’s Opioid Epidemic

City Councillor at Large Brian Gomes is up for re-election.

Speaking on "The Taylor Cormier Show," Gomes highlighted the severity of the nation's opioid epidemic...

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Linda Morad/Facebook

Linda Morad Prefers Lifetime Residency Requirement for City Workers

New Bedford City Councillor at Large Linda Morad says the City needs to get back to hiring people from within the community.

Speaking on "The Taylor Cormier Show," Morad says the council has relaxed residency requirements, approving waivers for those who live outside of the community but hold a non-elected municipal position...

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Jim Phillips | TSM

At-Large Candidate Carlos Felix Says New Bedford Still Very Violent

City Council-at-Large candidate Carlos Felix says despite the FBI crime statistics, New Bedford is still a violent city. During a candidates forum Tuesday night, Mayor Jon Mitchell said New Bedford is a safe city, and not the violent city portrayed in the media...

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Matthew Daniels/Facebook

With Troubled Financial Past, At-Large Candidate Looks to Brighter Business Future in New Bedford

Questions of financial responsibility are plaguing a candidate in the New Bedford Council-at-Large race.

Matthew Daniels was evicted twice in 2013 for non-payment of rent...

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Councilor Alves with his wife, Vivian - Debora Coelho/Facebook
Councilor Alves with his wife, Vivian - Debora Coelho/Facebook

After 24 Years, New Bedford Councilor David Alves Won’t Seek Re-Election

A long-time City Councilor has decided not to run for re-election after 24 years in the chambers.

Councilor-at-Large David Alves released a statement today, confirming he would not seek a 13th term as a City Councilor...

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