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$6.6M in Federal Funding to Rehabilitate New Bedford Runway

The New Bedford Regional Airport is getting a big chunk of change to execute long-needed updates.

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Tim Dunn/Townsquare Media

Jon Mitchell Announces Candidacy for Fourth Term as New Bedford’s Mayor

NEW BEDFORD- A new name has been added to the list of candidates running for Mayor of New Bedford. The current mayor of the Whaling City, Jon Mitchell, officially pulled his election papers Tuesday morning at City Hall...

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Brian Gomes - Dan McCready/Townsquare Media

OPINION | Barry Richard: Public Safety Summit Could Be A Good Idea

The city's neighborhoods seem to have quieted down just a bit since a man was shot while minding his business in his apartment during what is believed to have been a gang related shootout in the streets around North Front Street in June...

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ABC 6

Environmentalists Threaten to Hold Carlos Rafael’s Fishing Permits Hostage

NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says organizations bent on shutting down the fishing industry in the United States have expressed interest in Carlos Rafael's soon-to-be forfeited fishing permits...

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OPINION | Barry Richard: Making New Bedford A ‘Real City’

This week Mayor Jon Mitchell declared New Bedford is a "real city," and challenged residents and the rest of the world to recognize that.

In announcing plans to expand flight service to and from the New Bedford Regional Airport Mitchell said it will attract more visitors and businesses to the city and make New Bedford stand out as a major metropolitan area...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

[RICHARD] NB City Council Needs To Address Slumlords

The New Bedford City Council needs to act promptly to give this and future administrations the tools to make it tough for slumlords to make a profit by maintaining rundown properties that are both health and safety hazards to the community and those who live in them...

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[RICHARD] Why I Will Address Progressive Rally

While I still have many issues with the Mitchell Administration's decision to allow city sponsorship of today's progressive rally in City Hall Square, I have accepted a invitation to speak at the event...

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[RICHARD] New Bedford Shootings Are Outrageous And Unacceptable

The streets of New Bedford are turning into shooting galleries and innocent people are suffering as a result.

Monday's mid-afternoon shootout on North Front Street was both shocking and unacceptable...

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Doug Macgunnigle/WPRO News

Mitchell: New Bedford Very Safe, But Not Safe Enough

In his weekly appearance on WBSM, Mayor Jon Mitchell expressed regret over the murder of 18-year-old Brad Lourenco on Monday, but also expressed concern that rising tensions between rival gangs could be fueling this latest wave of violence...

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[RICHARD] Government Grants Won’t Solve New Bedford Gang Problem

New Bedford Police Detective Lavar Gilbert recently observed, "an increase in shootings believed to be high tension between west end and south end gang members," during the past month and a half...

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