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One More For The Road As The Shawmut Diner Closes

The neon lights have flickered off for the last time at the Shawmut Diner, as the business closed down for the last time, Monday.

Phil and Celeste Paleologos have retired from the diner industry, after 33 years of ownership, opting to spend more time with their family

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Help Wanted: Poet Laureate

The City of New Bedford is looking for its next poet laureate.

The City's Cultural Council, at the request of Mayor Jon Mitchell, is making an application available for the unpaid position, which carries a three-year appointment that will begin on May 1

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2014 State of the City Address/TSM

Mitchell Delivers State Of The City Address

Mayor Jon Mitchell delivered his annual State of the City address Tuesday, calling for a new Fairhaven bridge and increased economic competitiveness. Ward 2 City Councilor Steven Martins, however, said the address was short on specifics and that something needs to be done about New Bedford having the highest unemployment in the state

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New Bedford Set For Half Marathon Sunday

Downtown New Bedford is the place to be Sunday, with over 3,000 runners taking off and returning to the start/finish line of the 37th Annual New Bedford Half Marathon.

The race, organized by the Friendly Sons of St

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New Bedford Teachers Told They’re Out of a Job

Speaking on WBSM's "Saturday Morning with Tim Weisberg" program, New Bedford Educators Association President Lou St. John said that teachers at New Bedford High School have already begun receiving letters informing them they won't be back next year

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S&P Upgrades New Bedford’s Bond Rating

The City will see increased advantages thanks to Standard & Poor's Ratings Services upping New Bedford's bond rating.

S&P says the City now stands at a AA- rating, which will allow favorable interest rates on capital projects and increased interest from investors. It's t

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TSM  - Living room area at Riverside Lofts
TSM - Living room area at Riverside Lofts

Riverbank Lofts Welcomes Residents

Riverbank Lofts at 200 Riverside Ave is now officially open. 

Mayor Jon Mitchell, Councilor Steve Martins, Senator Mark Montigny, and former Mayor Scott Lang joined Acorn Management to cut the ceremonial ribbon

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell delivers Inaugural Speech Monday night. Retired Federal Judge George Leighton is seated at far left
TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell delivers Inaugural Speech Monday night. Retired Federal Judge George Leighton is seated at far left

Mitchell’s Inaugural Address Highlights Need For School Reform

 

Mayor Jon Mitchell has begun his second term in office with an Inaugural Address that contained repeated references about the need for change in New Bedford Schools.

Speaking Monday night at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, the Mayor insisted that school reform is absolutely necessary.....

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Mayor Announces Thursday Parking Ban For New Bedford

With more than a foot of snow forecasted for the Southcoast, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced that a parking ban will go into effect in the city at 5pm on Thursday.  Generally, residents should park their vehicles on the side of the street opposite the fire hydrants

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Mitchell Supports Marijuana Manufacture, Not Dispensary

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he supports a medical marijuana cultivation center, but not a retail dispensary in New Bedford.

In a letter sent to Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett, Mitchell says after meetings with dispensary representatives and city officials, he feels a dispensary in the city would negatively effect neighborhood quality of life, crime rates, and the city's overall reputation

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