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Refurbished Basketball Courts Open At Buttonwood Park

If you play basketball, you probably have played a game or two at the courts at Buttonwood Park.

The three courts have been around for decades, and now have been refurbished, thanks to a fund-raising effort by The Friends of Buttonwood Park, expertise provided by the City of New Bedford, and several local companies who donated materials and labor

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Once The Nation’s Most Contaminated Piece Of Land Now Home To Solar Park

The sun was shining down on New Bedford's newest solar park Friday afternoon.

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Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Defends School Committee Letter

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the operational and policy issues facing the New Bedford School Committee are not the business of the City Council.

The School Committee wrote the Council a letter this week, asking Councilors to respect the school board's boundaries

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Meets With Charlie Baker At City Hall

Last week, Mayor Jon Mitchell endorsed Democrat Martha Coakley for Governor of Massachusetts.

On Thursday, the Mayor met at City Hall with the Republican nominee for Governor, Charlie Baker.

According to the Mayor, Baker asked for the meeting

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IPS Group, Inc./Facebook

New Parking Meters Coming To New Bedford

New parking meters are coming to the Downtown and North End Business Districts in New Bedford.

Mayor Jon Mitchell, speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, said the new meters will be installed over the next week

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Two new fire engines parked outside City Hall./ Taylor Cormier / TSM
Two new fire engines parked outside City Hall./ Taylor Cormier / TSM

New Bedford Purchases Two New Fire Engines

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes has been advocating for new fire engines since becoming Chief nearly four years ago. On Tuesday, he got his wish.

Mayor Jon Mitchell unveiled two new fire engines outside City Hall

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Mayor Jon Mitchell and Martha Coakley Friday on Pier Three / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell and Martha Coakley Friday on Pier Three / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Endorses Martha Coakley For Governor

According to some polls, Martha Coakley is ahead by 30 points in the race for the Democratic Nomination for Governor.

On Friday she picked up more support --- an endorsement from New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell announcing the city-wide update to streetlights at Hazelwood Park in the West End.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell announcing the city-wide update to streetlights at Hazelwood Park in the West End.

New Light Fixture To Be Installed Throughout New Bedford

The streets of New Bedford will soon be a little brighter.

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New Bedford Airport - Mass. DOT
New Bedford Airport - Mass. DOT

Precautions Taken Locally Amidst Reports Of Missing Airliners

With reports of Libyan airliners falling into the hands of Islamic extremists, airports around the world are on high alert.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says New Bedford is no exception. Mitchell says while he has little information on the latest reports, he's confident Bridgewater State University's F

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New officers take oath at New Bedford City Hall / Jim Phillips / TSM
New officers take oath at New Bedford City Hall / Jim Phillips / TSM

City Welcomes Five New Police Officers

The City of New Bedford has added five new officers to the ranks of the police department.

All five recently graduated from the New Bedford Police Acadamy, and were sworn in Monday at New Bedford City Hall

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