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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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Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

First New Bedford Casino Forum Being Held Thursday Night

Thursday night welcomes the first of several public forums regarding a New Bedford casino proposal. Representatives from KG Urban Enterprises will present their plans for a waterfront casino at the Cannon Street Power Station

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Lt. Gov. Polito Touts Community Compact in New Bedford

Governor Charlie Baker has issued an executive order, reshaping the way the State addresses municipal issues. The order creates a Community Compact, complete with a cabinet chaired by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, and a Department of Revenue representative

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Polito Vague on Fate of New Bedford Commerce Terminal

Unclear answers from the Baker administration on what will become of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal.

The terminal, originally budgeted at $113 million, is $10 million over-budget, behind schedule, and will not play host to Cape Wind - the failed offshore wind project

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New Bedford Faces “Stark Fiscal Realities” With FY16 Budget

The New Bedford City Council Chambers were filled with city department heads Wednesday night as Mayor Jon Mitchell presented his FY16 budget proposal of $297 million. 

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