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City Council Questions School Department Practices

Ward 6 Councilor Joe Lopes is hoping to get a better understanding about what's currently going on in New Bedford Public Schools.

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Group Recommends Changes For New Bedford EMS & Fire Dept.

New Bedford's Fire Chief says merging the city's EMS into the fire department makes both agencies stronger.

At Monday's City Council meeting, the Arizona-based FACETS Consulting group presented their study of New Bedford's fire and emergency medical services...

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After Setting Record Tax Rate, New Bedford City Council Suggests Budget Reform

New Bedford City Councilors say they want to be more involved in the city's budget process and listed some possible reform measures Tuesday evening. 

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New Bedford City Council Considers Steps Against ‘Aggressive Panhandling’

The New Bedford City Council is taking a look at how to address panhandling in the city. Councillors Steven Martins and Joseph Lopes have filed a motion asking the Council's Committee on Ordinances to examine an ordinance that was recently passed in Worcester...

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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

Committee On Finance Places Host Community Agreement Discussion On Hold

The City Council's Committee on Finance was scheduled to discuss the Host Community Agreement between Mayor Jon Mitchell and KG Urban Enterprises regarding a potential waterfront casino, but committee chairman and Ward Six Councilor Joe Lopes withdrew the item from the agenda.

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Councilors Question Casino Host City Agreement

It's a safe bet casino talks will continue for months in New Bedford.

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City Council Offers Contingency Plans For Snow Removal

With plenty of snow still on the ground and more on the way this weekend, the City Council is looking at all possible options to remove it from city streets.

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FEMA to Allow Fire Department Positions to Stay Vacant as SAFER Money Runs Out

A day of reckoning is on the horizon as the clock ticks down on the federal grant funding a third of the fire department through fiscal year '15...

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K_Bullard, flickr

Councilor Lopes Suggests Virtual Classrooms for New Bedford Public Schools

A bill awaiting the signature of Governor Deval Patrick could open the door for Massachusetts public schools to make the switch to cyber-space...

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