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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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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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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP
Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

KG Urban Continues Work To Secure Casino Funding

KG Urban Enterprises is less than one month away from the next crucial deadline in their mission to obtain a casino license. Last month, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission extended the deadline for license application submissions to May 4, giving KG Urban time to acquire funding for the proposed resort casino in New Bedford

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Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Fewer Federal Dollars Adding To State’s Transportation Woes

In the years since Massachusetts received about $7 billion from the federal government for Boston's massive underground highway project known as the Big Dig, the state — like most others — has seen U.S. funding for transportation upkeep slowly diminish.

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Rep. Cabral Calls For Dedicated Resources For Charter Schools

Funding for charter schools has always been a topic of discussion.

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Google Street View - Rogers School
Google Street View - Rogers School

Fairhaven Moving Forward In Sale Of Schools

The town of Fairhaven took another step in selling two elementary schools Tuesday night.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Council Votes to Increase Tax Factor

In a 7-3 vote, the City Council set the 2015 tax factor to 173 Tuesday evening. The increase will result in higher taxes for both home and business owners.

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