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State Seeks Public Input On Spending Groundfish Disaster Aid

A sparse crowd filled the Waypoint Event Center in downtown New Bedford for a public discussion on how to spend nearly $7 million in federal relief aid for local commercial groundfishermen. 

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Rep. Antonio Cabral, (D) New Bedford
Rep. Antonio Cabral, (D) New Bedford

Cabral Advocates New Approach to Local Aid Act

The way cities and towns receive local aid could change thanks to a proposal being advocated by Rep. Antonio Cabral.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Council Makes Cuts, Sets Final FY16 Budget

At the conclusion of the City Council's budget cut session Monday night, Councilors voted to set the FY16 budget at $281,630,124.

That's nearly $2.3 million less than Mayor Jon Mitchell's proposal. 

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Getty Images

House Speaker Wants Probe Into Patrick’s Trade Missions

House Speaker Robert DeLeo says Massachusetts lawmakers should take a look at reports that former Gov. Deval Patrick used funds from quasi-public state agencies to help pay for trade missions he led as governor

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TSM
TSM

Mayor Won’t Sign School Budget Provision

A law granting the City Council more control over school funding has been on the books since 1987, but had never been approved until Thursday night.

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TSM

New Bedford Faces “Stark Fiscal Realities” With FY16 Budget

The New Bedford City Council Chambers were filled with city department heads Wednesday night as Mayor Jon Mitchell presented his FY16 budget proposal of $297 million. 

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School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

School Committee Discusses FY16 Budget

Working up to a final budget proposal for FY 16, the New Bedford School Committee met Monday afternoon to discuss how to get to that final proposal.

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NB Fishing Boats
Fishing Boats / TSM

Workshop For 2nd Round of Fishing Disaster Relief Being Held in New Bedford

The Division of Marine Fisheries is holding a workshop in New Bedford Friday for shoreside businesses that have felt the impact of the fishing disaster.

Eligible fishing crew members, lumpers, and longshoremen are invited to attend the workshop, and fill out applications for Phase Two Groundfish Disaster Economic Assistance

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

School Officials Say Robotics Program To Stay At High School

New Bedford School officials say there will be a Robotics Program at New Bedford High School.

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Questions Surrounding NBHS Robotics Class

According to one City Councilor, the New Bedford High School Robtics Class has lost its head instructor and could possibly lose its Federal funding at the end of this school year.

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