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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford
New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

No Pay Increase In Sight for City-Workers

NEW BEDFORD- A pay increase won’t be coming anytime soon for city workers.

A motion to adopt a new contract for those employed by the City of New Bedford, proposed by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), was not passed by City Council during session Thursday night...

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City Council Refers Loan Request for Environmental Cleanup to Committee for Further Review

NEW BEDFORD - The City Council voted to send a loan request of $6,499,000 by Mayor Jon Mitchell for environmental cleanup projects to the Committee on Finance during Thursday's meeting for further discussion. 

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Henry Bousquet/Facebook
Henry Bousquet/Facebook

More Than Two Years Without Pay, Ward 3 Councillor Bousquet Resigns

NEW BEDFORD - Ward Three City Councillor Henry Bousquet has announced his resignation.

Bousquet, also a culinary instructor at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School, had been serving as a councillor for nearly three years without pay due to a conflict of interest law, which he cited as one of the reasons for his resignation...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Lopes Unanimously Named 2017 City Council President

Ward 6 Councilor Joseph Lopes was unanimously elected the New Bedford City Council's 2017 president during an organizational meeting Monday evening. 

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Safioleas Speaks Out After Arrest At City Council Meeting

Evangelo 'Gilly' Safioleas was arrested during the New Bedford City Council's meeting on Thursday night after he refused to leave for applauding in violation of a council chamber rule.

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City resident Evangelos "Gilly" Safioleas arrested after clapping at City Council meeting. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
City resident Evangelos "Gilly" Safioleas arrested after clapping at City Council meeting. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Resident Arrested After Clapping at City Council Meeting [VIDEO]

New Bedford resident and frequent City Council meeting attendee Evangelos "Gilly" Safioleas was arrested Thursday evening after his applause during discussion led to the meeting being halted by Council President Linda Morad. 

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

ACLU Opposes New Bedford Council’s Anti-Panhandling Ideas

The New Bedford City Council's idea to place deputy sheriffs near panhandlers has another opponent, the ACLU.

Deputy Legal Director Sarah Wunsch with the Massachusetts ACLU says law enforcement officers should be focused on crime-related matters...

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TSM
TSM

More Ideas To Stop Panhandling [Video]

While tackling crime in New Bedford is the purview of the police department, the City Council continues to wage war against a non-crime---Panhandling...

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Dan McCready / TSM
Dan McCready / TSM

Sheriff Hodgson Dismissive of Anti-Panhandler Suggestion from New Bedford Council

The New Bedford City Council has been brainstorming on methods to decrease panhandling in the city. Thursday night, Council President Linda Morad presented the possibility of having deputies from the Bristol County Sheriff's Office stand beside people begging for money...

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School Committee Vice-Chair Josh Amaral responds to questions, along with Council Pres. Linda Morad / Jim Phillips TSM
School Committee Vice-Chair Josh Amaral responds to questions, along with Council Pres. Linda Morad / Jim Phillips TSM

School Committee And City Council Begin Dialogue

Members of the New Bedford School Committee and City Council are finally talking to each other.

It happened Wednesday night during a meeting at the Downtown library, organized by City Council President Linda Morad and School Committee Vice-Chair Josh Amaral...

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