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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City of New Bedford Implements Immediate Hiring Freeze

The City of New Bedford has put a freeze on hiring for the foreseeable future.

The City's Chief Financial Officer, Ari Sky, sent a memo to department heads informing them of the hiring freeze, citing excessive snow removal costs, expiring grants, and a multitude of other expenses as the cause for the immediate action

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell To Deliver State of the City Address Thursday

Mayor Jon Mitchell's State of the City address is being presented Thursday afternoon.

The address will focus on the most recent year of Mitchell's administration, and how the City fared in 2014

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Boston 2024 Citizens Meeting at UMass Dartmouth / Jim Phillips / TSM
Boston 2024 Citizens Meeting at UMass Dartmouth / Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford And Fall River Officials Offer Venues for Boston Olympics

Southcoast officials urged a Citizens Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday night at UMass Dartmouth to consider both New Bedford and Fall River as locations for Summer Olympic events, if Boston ends up hosting the Olympics in 2024

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Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises
Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises

Mitchell: “Without Concessions I Would Have Walked Away”

Mayor Jon Mitchell says KG Urban Enterprises was willing to make concessions in key areas and that's why a casino on New Bedford's waterfront is once step closer to happening.....

Among the provisions the Mayor sought were annual payments totaling $12

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Buzzards Bay Regatta / Getty Images
Buzzards Bay Regatta / Getty Images

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
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
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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