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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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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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Jon Faria/TSM

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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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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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