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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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New Bedford Council to Consider $25 Million in Loans

Mayor Jon Mitchell is asking the City Council to approve nearly $25 million in loan orders to be used for repairs throughout the city.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell says about $13 million will go towards rehabilitating the main runway at the City's Regional Airport

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walkthetown, Flickr

New Bedford Library Director’s Contract Not Renewed

The disappearance of nearly 200 library books checked out with dead men's library cards has led to a change at the top of the city's library department.

New Bedford library director Stephen Fulchino's contract was not renewed in a unanimous decision by the Board of Trustees Wednesday

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Mayor Mitchell Takes Out Papers Seeking Reelection

 

New Bedford Mayor John Mitchell has taken out nomination papers for his re election. Mitchell says he has done a lot as Mayor and wants to continue to see the city improve.

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TSM - Katherine Knowles (L) speaks with community supporters during event at Fairfield Inn.
TSM - Katherine Knowles (L) speaks with community supporters during event at Fairfield Inn.

Former Zeiterion Director Honored

The ousted director of the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center still has plenty of support in the Greater New Bedford community. 

Dozens of people turned out Thursday night at the Fairfield Inn Downtown to thank Katherine Knowles for her nine years of work at the "Z

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