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Mayor Mitchell with top NBHS students.  Photo from City of New Bedford
Mayor Mitchell with top NBHS students. Photo from City of New Bedford

NBHS Graduates Honored For Academic Achievement

Mayor Jon Mitchell is again honoring the top ten academically ranked seniors at New Bedford High School. The students on the "Mayor's List" received awards Wednesday during a ceremony at the downtown Art Museum

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FEMA to Allow Fire Department Positions to Stay Vacant as SAFER Money Runs Out

A day of reckoning is on the horizon as the clock ticks down on the federal grant funding a third of the fire department through fiscal year '15. New Bedford's Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky told the City Council during Monday's budget hearing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will grant the city waivers to allow vacant positions due to retirements or fire fighters leaving to remain that way

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Would Consider Veto On Council’s Clerk Choice

Flashbacks to 2012's City Council pay raise debacle came to mind Wednesday as Mayor Jon Mitchell suggested the possibility of a veto over the Council's choice for City Clerk.

The job is being made available by way of current clerk, Rita Arruda's retireme

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Councilor Wants Another Look at Low Level City Employee Pay

At-Large City Councilor Linda Morad wants the city to look at whether employees at lower ranks are being paid appropriately. This comes in response to a move by the Mitchell administration to boost pay for some senior-level jobs that have proven difficult to fill

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Matt Camara | TSM
Matt Camara | TSM

New Bedford Holds Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

Religious leaders, public officials and residents came together Sunday night to remember the more than six million victims of the Holocaust. This year's ceremony, however, also honored the willingness of the Philippines to take in escaped European Jews at a time when many countries were shutting their doors to refugees from Nazi Germany

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Public officials and veterans laid a ceremonial wreath at the Exercise Tiger memorial Sunday. | TSM
Public officials and veterans laid a ceremonial wreath at the Exercise Tiger memorial Sunday. | TSM

New Bedford Remembers Servicemen Lost During ‘Exercise Tiger’

The city paid homage Sunday to the 749 servicemen killed during Exercise Tiger. The exercise was a D-Day rehearsal held off the coast of Devon, England. The training exercise was found and attacked by German submarines, which sank two U

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City Council Votes to Buy Discount Power from Plymouth Wind Farm

The City Council voted Thursday night to enter into a power purchase agreement with a yet-to-be-built Plymouth wind farm. Mayor Jon Mitchell said the deal is projected to save taxpayers $33 million over its 20-year lifespan

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Celebrates 40 Years Of CDBG

It's Community Development Block Grant Week around the nation, and New Bedford is joining in on the 40th anniversary of the start of the program.

Mayor Jon Mitchell, Congressman William Keating, and other officials and community representatives marked the special occassion with a speaking program Thursday

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Taylor Cormier/TSM
Taylor Cormier/TSM

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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