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Seamen’s Bethel Among Recipients of Cultural Grants

NEW BEDFORD — State officials announced awards of over $9 million in funding for historic sites Thursday while visiting Seamen's Bethel and Mariner's Home.

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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

Mitchell Presents FY18 Budget Dominated By Mandated Spending

NEW BEDFORD — Mayor Jon Mitchell presented the city council with his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 Wednesday night at City Hall. 

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City Council Refers Loan Request for Environmental Cleanup to Committee for Further Review

NEW BEDFORD - The City Council voted to send a loan request of $6,499,000 by Mayor Jon Mitchell for environmental cleanup projects to the Committee on Finance during Thursday's meeting for further discussion. 

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Credit: Dartmouth Police
Credit: Dartmouth Police

Senate Approves Bill for Chapter 90 Road Repair Funding

The Massachusetts Senate today approved a new multi-year road bill that will bring just over $2 million in funding to New Bedford.

The vote comes just one week after the House approved its version of the bill, which featured one year's worth of $200 million in Chapter 90 funding...

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Local Meals on Wheels Program Reacts to Proposed Trump Budget Cuts

There is much debate about President Donald Trump's proposed budget and the elimination of the Community Development Block Grant, which funds housing assistance and social programs such as Meals on Wheels...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Baker Pitches New Higher Ed Program While Addressing Importance of Vocational Education

NEW BEDFORD - Governor Charlie Baker addressed the importance of vocational education to a crowd of over 500 local business and elected officials during Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School's Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday evening. 

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Lt. Governor Signs Community Compact with Fairhaven Officials

FAIRHAVEN - Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito signed a Community Compact agreement with town officials Thursday at Town Hall.

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Jim Phillips TSM
Jim Phillips TSM

Hodgson Fires Back at Cabral Over Immigration Program Funding

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is firing back at State Representative Antonio Cabral.

Cabral is attempting to fast-track legislation that would block the use of state funds to finance the 287G partnership between the Bristol County Sheriff's Office and federal immigration agencies...

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Ward 3 Candidate Forum | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Ward 3 Candidate Forum | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Ward 3 City Council Candidates Speak at Neighborhood Forum

NEW BEDFORD - Six candidates vying for a Ward 3 City Council seat took part in a forum Wednesday night during the monthly Mount Pleasant Street/Ward 3 Neighborhood Association meeting at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart Church. 

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Mitchell Pushes for More State Funding for New Bedford Schools

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has taken issue with Governor Charlie Baker's latest recommendation for state aid to local schools.

The Governor recommended increasing Chapter 70 funding by just 2...

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