Joseph Lopes

[THOMAS] New Pot Committee Needs To Wait On The State
The New Bedford City Council is looking ahead to the day when cannabis is legal to sell. Council President Joe Lopes has formed a new committee, the Special Committee on Licensing and Zoning for Cannabis will feature prominent members of the council to question numerous people, pro and con, on recre…
Lopes Wants Public Input On Longer Mayoral Terms
New Bedford City Council President Joseph Lopes feels the voters should have a say when it comes to longer mayoral terms. Mayor Jon Mitchell is proposing a change to the City's charter that would allow for four-year terms for the next mayor...
Denis Lawrence Withdraws Application For City Clerk’s Job
Former City Councilor Denis Lawrence has informed the Council President, he is withdrawing his application for the position of City Clerk.
The news of Lawrence's decision has greatly saddened Ward Three Councilor Henry Bousquet.....
The Standard Times first reported Lawrence's decision...
City Councilors Express Frustration With New Flood Maps
City councilors expressed their frustration with impending changes to New Bedford's FEMA flood map. The council's Ordinance Committee sent the changes to the full council without a recommendation. Council President Joseph Lopes, whose South End district could be heavily affected, said he i…
Joseph Lopes Unanimous Choice As City Council President
The New Bedford City Council has unanimously elected Ward Six Councilor Joseph Lopes as the new Council Presdient for 2014.
In his acceptance speech, Lopes said he was honored to be chosen as president.....
Lopes recognizes the importance of education in the city and hopes the Council can work togethe…