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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Stresses Importance of Marine Commerce Terminal’s Original Name

Call it David vs. Goliath.

State Senator Mark Montigny says the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has heard the pleas from New Bedford, and is restoring the name of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal

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Mass. Clean Energy Center
Mass. Clean Energy Center

Mixed Feelings on Marine Commerce Terminal Name Change

The City of New Bedford is shouting down the state's decision to change the name of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal. The state referred to the project as the Massachusetts or Southcoast Marine Commerce Terminal in press releases last week

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Name-Change of South Terminal Causes City vs. State Dispute

Since the conception of the project, numerous city leaders say the construction in South Terminal has been known as the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal.

But in a release from the state this week, the development has been referred to as the Massachusetts and the Southcoast Marine Commerce Terminal, omitting New Bedford

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MassCEC
MassCEC

Cape Wind To Operate Marine Commerce Terminal

Cape Wind will now have a home in New Bedford.

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Photo from Mass. Clean Energy Center
Photo from Mass. Clean Energy Center

Alves: Council Being Kept “In The Dark” About Marine Commerce Terminal

City Councilor David Alves feels the Council is being kept in the dark about future operations at the Marine Commerce Terminal, now under construction in the South End.

Alves think's the Council should get a guided tour of the project

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Mass. Clean Energy Center
Mass. Clean Energy Center

Andrade Says He’ll Seek Injunction Over Local Hiring

A community organization will be in court on Monday, seeking an injunction to recind the labor agreement that covers hiring at the Maritime Commerce Terminal Project in the South End.

Speaking on WBSM's Mid-Day Magazine, John "Buddy" Andrade of Old Bedford Village Development Corp

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2014 State of the City Address/TSM
2014 State of the City Address/TSM

Mitchell Delivers State Of The City Address

Mayor Jon Mitchell delivered his annual State of the City address Tuesday, calling for a new Fairhaven bridge and increased economic competitiveness. Ward 2 City Councilor Steven Martins, however, said the address was short on specifics and that something needs to be done about New Bedford having the highest unemployment in the state

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MASS STATE HOUSE

Local Improvement Funding Included in Bond Bills

Two bond bills soon heading to the House and Senate contain plenty of local provisions.

State Rep. Antonio Cabral has requested nearly $15 million dollars in the Transportation Bond Bill for rail, vehicle traffic, and pedestrian improvements in and around the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal Project

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Getty Images
Getty Images

Mitchell, Morrissey Talk Offshore Wind In Washington

Another trip to Washington for Mayor Jon Mitchell and Wind Energy Center Director Matt Morrissey. 

Both met with representatives from the U-S Commerce Dept. and the Economic Development Administration on Wednesday, discussing New Bedford's future role in offshore wind development in the North Atlantic

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Photo -  Mass. Clean Energy Center
Photo - Mass. Clean Energy Center

Transparency Questioned at South Terminal Meeting

Residents voiced concerns about transparency at last night's informational meeting for the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal project. Local resident Buddy Andrade wants more information about risks from contaminants in the area of the project

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