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Mayor Names Committee To Bring Olympic Sailing To Buzzards Bay

There are still many hurdles to clear, but Olympic Sailing may be coming to New Bedford.

Mayor Jon Mitchell on Wednesday announced the formation of a steering committee to develop a proposal to bring the 2024 Olympic Sailing competition to Buzzards Bay and New Bedford

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

dNB Is A Hit With Me!

Mayor Mitchell @MayorMitchellNB and Taylor @WBSM1420 at @dNBBurgers - lunch is served! pic.twitter.com/gfv9fOdXB9

— City of New Bedford (@NewBedford_MA) February 4, 2015

 

For those of you who ha

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

New Bedford Municipal Website Receives Award

The City of New Bedford's website is now award-winning.

The Massachusetts Municipal Association presented the City with the 2015 Municipal Website Award, recognizing the site as one that displays excellence in customer service, functionality, convenience, and government transparency

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Kerry Winterson, Facebook

Winterson One of Three Councilors Opposed to “Problem Properties” Ordinance

Ward Five City Councilor Kerry Winterson seems to be cool to Mayor Mitchell's proposed "problem properties" ordinance.

Winterson was one of three councilors to vote against the ordinance in committee Tuesday night

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

“Problem Properties” Goes Before Ordinance Committee Again

An ordinance designed to hold landlords accountable has remained in committee for two years, but could be decided on Tuesday night.

Mayor Jon Mitchell's "Problem Properties" proposal will again be discussed in the City Council's Committee on Ordinances, after undergoing revisions

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Mayor Jon Mitchell introduces his proposed "Problem Properties" ordinance in front of a run-down home on Ashley St. in 2013. Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Mayor Jon Mitchell introduces his proposed "Problem Properties" ordinance in front of a run-down home on Ashley St. in 2013. Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Mitchell Pushes For Passage of Problem Properties Ordinance

The New Bedford City Council is getting set to once again discuss Mayor Jon Mitchell's proposed "Problem Properties" ordinance.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell says the ordinance has been in and out of committee for nearly two years, and needs

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City Council Approves Millions In Capital Improvement Funding

During its second time in front of the City Council, a $4.97 million capital improvement plan was approved Thursday evening.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Whaleman Statue Vandalized…..Again

The iconic New Bedford "Whaleman Statue" has once again been vandalized.

It's at least the second time in a year that the tip of the harpoon has been damaged.

A crack on the harpoon was noticed last week

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Legally Tight-Lipped On Arbitration Award for Firefighters

Next week, the City Council will take a vote on an arbitration award that will grant New Bedford firefighters a 7.5% raise over the next three years. The entire package will cost taxpayers $4.1 million dollars, which will come out of the City's General Fund

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Councilors Delay Third Version of ‘Problem Properties’ Ordinance

The New Bedford City Council has once again tabled Mayor Jon Mitchell's "Problem Properties" ordinance.

The Council's Committee on Ordinances last night weighed the third version of the ordinance, which has been whittled down to bring action against landlords after eight valid complaints of a criminal nature, instead of ten complaints that would have included criminal, code, and zoning violations

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