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Courtesy Rep. Cabral's Office
Courtesy Rep. Cabral's Office

Rep. Cabral Recognizes Community Members at Heritage Day of Portugal Celebration

Representative Antonio F. D. Cabral (D-New Bedford) presented Heritage Day of Portugal Awards to two honorees from the South Coast, Joseph Lopes, New Bedford City Council President & Councilor of Ward 6 and Michael Tavares, President of the Prince Henry Society - New Bedford Chapter, at the 33rd Heritage Day of Portugal ceremony at the State House on Tuesday.  ...

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Courtesy Ward 2 Councilor Steve Martins
Courtesy Ward 2 Councilor Steve Martins

City Council Bits & Pieces: Council Bids Final Farewell to Bousquet

Thursday's New Bedford City Council meeting marked the end of over five years of service by Ward 3 Councilor Henry Bousquet. 

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

New Bedford to Hold Special Election for Ward 3 Council Seat

With Henry Bousquet retiring from the New Bedford City Council last Friday, the Ward 3 seat is currently vacant. City Council President Joe Lopes told WBSM's Barry Richard today that there will be a special election to fill the seat...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Lopes Unanimously Named 2017 City Council President

Ward 6 Councilor Joseph Lopes was unanimously elected the New Bedford City Council's 2017 president during an organizational meeting Monday evening. 

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City Council Preparing For Potential Effects of Question 4

The New Bedford City Council passed along four proposed items to one of their committees Thursday in preparation of the passing of Question 4 on the November ballot, which would legalize the recreational use of Marijuana in Massachusetts. 

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City Council Advances Ordinance to Ban Public Use of Marijuana

Just weeks before registered voters take to the polls to decide the legalization of recreational marijuana, the New Bedford City Council is taking a preemptive approach in banning the substance in public areas across the city.

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Pittman: Democrat Partisan Parrots In City Council Allow Hillary To Slander New Bedford

Last night Henry Bousquet, New Bedford city councilor of Ward 3, attempted to pass a motion in the city council demanding an apology from the Democrat Party nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton who used New Bedford in her acceptance speech as an example of what was wrong with America in 1973...

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Lopes Makes Minimum Wage, Gun Proposals

A measure being proposed by Ward 6 City Councillor Joe Lopes would require that all businesses which receive Tax Increment Financing or STA from the City of New Bedford pay their employees ten percent above the minimum wage.

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Council Plans to Crack Down on Dangerous Vehicle Maintenance in City Streets

Less than a month after a New Bedford man was crushed to death by his own car, the City Council is looking to increase enforcement of laws against repairing cars on city streets. 

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Proposal Would Let Landlords Evict Tenants for Gun Crimes

A New Bedford City Councillor wants to give more power to landlords when it comes to evicting problem tenants.

Ward 6 Councillor Joe Lopes is asking the council to draft a home rule petition that would expand the existing state nuisance law to give landlords the authority to evict tenants that are involved in crimes related to the use or illegal possession of guns...

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