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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

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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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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

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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 is working with the mayor's office to appeal some of the changes

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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.....

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New Bedford City Council Calls for Repairs To Fire Stations

Members of the New Bedford City Council says it's time to spend some money on the city's Fire Department. 

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