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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

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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Durkin’s Budget Reduced By $4.4 Million, Mayor Still Thinks It’s Too High

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin presented her revised budget proposal to the New Bedford School Committee Wednesday night during a budget workshop meeting.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Gov. Baker Labels Marine Commerce Terminal a Mistake; Mayor Mitchell Responds

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's confident the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal will pay off in the long-run.

Governor Charlie Baker made a statement on the Howie Carr Show Tuesday afternoon, siding with State Energy Secretary Matthew Beaton saying the $113 million investment by the state was not well spent on the project which had no assurance the now-defunct Cape Wind project would establish a base of operations at the terminal

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell: Jobs Freeze Staying As Long As Necessary

The City of New Bedford is trying to offset mounting costs by putting a freeze on new hires.

Mayor Jon Mitchell ordered the freeze Tuesday, saying expenses the City has no control over are putting too much of a strain on New Bedford's finances

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