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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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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

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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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

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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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

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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Jim Phillips | TSM

New Bedford Councillor Proposes Revolving Fund for Building Repairs

New Bedford City Councillor Joe Lopes wants to see the City ween itself off the bonding process for property upkeep.

Lopes is proposing a revolving fund for the maintenance of City property, that would be included in the City's budget every year...

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Government Plan Could Save Taxpayers Money

Ward Six City Councilor Joe Lopes and Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky are working on a plan to take care of the many city owned buildings...

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