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Mitchell: Other Casinos Unlikely if Wampanoags Get Federal Approval

Just weeks after New Bedford loses out on a casino bid, a Taunton-based casino may soon get the green light from the federal government.

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for years has tried to get land in trust approved for a tribal resort casino in Taunton

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Mitchell Criticized for “Jihadist-Style Video” Comment, Giesta Calls for Apology

Mayor Jon Mitchell is responding to criticism after a quote he gave to the Standard Times.

In a Wednesday article, Mitchell referred to former Mayor Scott Lang's postings on his personal website as "jihadist-style videos."

Mitchell admits he threw a few political punches in the

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Its Mitchell Vs. Giesta In The Race For Mayor

Its a two way race for Mayor of New Bedford. Two term incumbent Jon Mitchell is being challenged by newcomer Maria Giesta. They were the only candidates who filed papers to run for Mayor before Tuesday's deadline

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Two lifeguards and the Mayor assist Owen Costa in the beach wheelchair / Jim Phillips TSM
Two lifeguards and the Mayor assist Owen Costa in the beach wheelchair / Jim Phillips TSM

Beach Wheelchair Now In Use In New Bedford

There's a new device being used on beaches in New Bedford. The beach wheelchair was donated by Smiles Mass., and its designed to provide more accessibility to beaches for adults and children with disabilities

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Additional Police Officers On Hand for 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

The 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament begins Thursday evening, and Mayor Jon Mitchell says the celebration should be one of the safest yet.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell says the City and the Feast Committee have added additional police officers both on and off of the feast grounds

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New Bedford Crews Replacing Aged Pipes Along Coggeshall Street

Construction on Coggeshall Street will be ongoing for several weeks, possibly longer.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the work is part of an initiative to replace aging underground service lines to prevent further ruptures and increase efficiency

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Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Where in New Bedford Are You Being Watched?

Surveillance cameras will soon be installed at New Bedford's Harrington Park.

New Bedford residents and visitors are under surveillance at other public places as well.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell says there are cameras place

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Curt Spalding (left), Jon Mitchell, William Keating. Photo by Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Curt Spalding (left), Jon Mitchell, William Keating. Photo by Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

EPA Awards New Bedford $600K in Brownfield Grants

The City of New Bedford can now begin assessment of some key investment properties that contain levels of contamination. The City has been awarded $600,000 dollars in two separate grants from the EPA to take a closer look at the former Payne Cutlery and Elco Dress site, as well as several lots along the riverwalk in the upper harbor

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Skewers Council Over Budget Cuts

Mayor Jon Mitchell chastised the New Bedford City Council over cuts made to his proposed budget this week. The City Council slashed over $2.2 million, including $200,000 from the snow removal budget, and $1.1 million from th

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Superintendent Presents Budget Proposal To Council

The City Ccouncil's final budget hearing was dedicated to Supt. Pia Durkin's FY16 proposal Thursday night.

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