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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

No School Committee Members Come To City Council Meeting

There were no School Committee members present during a meeting of the City Council's Finance Committee Thursday night.

The Finance Committee invited the School Committee to discuss an appropriation of  $12

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Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Defends School Committee Letter

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the operational and policy issues facing the New Bedford School Committee are not the business of the City Council.

The School Committee wrote the Council a letter this week, asking Councilors to respect the school board's boundaries

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Jim Phillips | TSM

Morad To Continue Pressing School Officials For Answers

Members of the City Council aren't happy about the latest communication from the New Bedford School Committee.

The Committee wrote the Council a letter this week, asking that they respect the boundaries of the school board, and that any concerns be sent directly to the Superintendent

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Councilor Wants Answers About Keith Alarm System

Its a lengthy agenda facing the City Council Thursday night.

One of the items is a motion by Councilor Linda Morad to have School officials appear before the Council's Finance Committee to answer questions about the alarm system at Keith Middle School

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TSM - New Bedford City Hall

Councilors Get Few Answers On City Finances

Councilors grilled City Finance chief Ari Sky and Solicitor Mikaela McDermott at Monday night's Fnance Committee meeting about city finances, but came away with few answers. 

Councilors pressed Sky and McDermott about how the potential $1

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School District Battles Multi-Million Dollar Shortfall

The city's School District is facing a budget shortfall, and is looking to the City Council for help.

The School Committee discussed the $3.5 million dollar gap Monday, most of which lies in salaries and pay-outs to retired employees

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Council’s Finance Committee Approves $2 Million Transfer to School Dept.

The City Council's Finance Committee approves about $4 million worth of transfers from free cash to various city departments, including the school system.

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