Deborah Coelho

Coelho ‘Reassured’ After Meeting with Police, Fire Chiefs
On Wednesday, the City Council's Committee on Public Safety and Neighborhoods met and invited New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro and Fire Chief Michael Gomes to talk about the recent rash of suspected arson cases across the city, as well as gang violence and other crime issues in city nei…
Coelho Upbeat About New Bedford And Green Energy
Incumbent City Councilor Deborah Coelho says the city should be recruiting and investing in green energy companies to boost the economy and create jobs.
Coelho told WBSM's Brian Thomas, New Bedford has a lot to offer and is doing a good job of reaching out...
Councilor Wants Crackdown On Prostitution
City Councilor Deborah Coelho wants police to step up enforcement on prostitution in New Bedford.
She tells WBSM's Brian Thomas, she and other City Councilors have seen prostitutes gather and approach cars in the North End.
She believes addiction is fueling many of these prostitutes...
Historic Cove Street Building Gets Six-Month Reprieve
A historic building at 177 Cove Street will not be demolished for at least six more months. City councilors voted Tuesday night to put a six month delay on the former maternity hospital and funeral home that local developer Michael Panagakos plans to demolish...
New Bedford City Council Votes Down Attempt To Rescind 44% Pay Raise
The City Council voted down a motion Thursday night to rescind a 44 percent pay raise the body gave itself in 2012.
Councilors Brian Gomes, Deborah Coelho and James Oliveira blasted the motion's backers, new Councilors Naomi R.A. Carney and Dana Rebeiro, by saying the pair was acting under press…