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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. New Bedford's Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky told the City Council during Monday's budget hearing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will grant the city waivers to allow vacant positions due to retirements or fire fighters leaving to remain that way

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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.

The bill would allow the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to open no more than ten commonwealth virtual schools

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