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New Bedford Receives National Budget Award
The City of New Bedford has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its current budget by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Only 18 Massachusetts municipalities, and 1,565 entities nationwide, received the award in 2015...
Mitchell: ‘Experts’ Should Be in Charge of Harbor
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell sparked a controversy when he wrote a letter to the City Council nominating New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro for the vacated position of harbormaster.
"My job is to make sure that our port is safe for everybody, and in my mind, that means that the exper…
Mitchell Goes Before Congress for Brownfield Redevelopment
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell was in Washington, DC on Thursday to testify before the House Subcommittee on Environment.
The hearing was entitled "Modernizing Environment Laws: Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Infrastructure and Promoting Development and Manufacturing...
Weis Stepping Down from Health Department
Dr. Brenda Weis, Director of the Health Department for the City of New Bedford, is stepping down from her position, WBSM News has learned.
Sources tell WBSM News that Weis will relinquish her position sometime in the next two weeks.
Mayor Jon Mitchell issued the following statement to WBSM News r…
New Bedford Moves Closer to New Safety Center
The proposed South End Public Safety Center in New Bedford moved one step closer to becoming a reality on Friday with the announcement that the city has retained the award-winning Galante Architecture Studio to lead the study, design and construction of the facility...
Mitchell Not Ready to Decide About Re-Election
New Bedford is abuzz with speculation as to who might run for the vacant Ward 3 City Council seat in the upcoming special election, as well as who might throw their names in the hat for the October elections.
But Mayor Jon Mitchell said he hasn't made a decision yet as to whether or not he will …

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