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Sasaki Associates rendition of waterfront framework
Sasaki Associates rendition of waterfront framework

City Seeking Input On Waterfront Redevelopment

A diverse group of thirty waterfront stakeholders met with Mayor Jon Mitchell and other city officials Monday to discuss how to draw more people to the city's waterfront.

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Mayor Jon Mitchell announces bid for re-election / Jim Phillips TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell announces bid for re-election / Jim Phillips TSM

Mitchell Announces Bid For Re-Election And Giesta Responds

Mayor Jon Mitchell is touting an improving economy, safer streets and better schools as the foundation of his re-election campaign. The Mayor announced his candidacy for re-election Tuesday at Joseph Aboud Manufacturing in New Bedford

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Streets Are Getting Safer According To Newly Released Data

New Bedford streets are getting safer, at least according to the latest numbers released on Friday.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Is New Bedford a Sanctuary City? Mayor Says No

Mayor Jon Mitchell wants to make it clear, New Bedford is not a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell says the City just doesn't fit the bill when it comes to the definition of a sanctuary city

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Mayor Jon Mitchell speaking at the opening ceremony of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell speaking at the opening ceremony of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Greg Desrosiers/TSM

101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Kicks Off with Annual Opening Ceremony

Thursday night marked the opening of the 101st Feast of the Blessed Sacrament.

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Taylor Cormier/ TSM
Taylor Cormier/ TSM

Mayor Mitchell Fills 10,000th Pothole

On Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Jon Mitchell held a press conference on Worcester Street in the north end to fill the city's 10,000th pothole.

After commending the Department of Public Works for their efforts, Mitchell helped fill the milestone pothole

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Officials gather on June 4, 2015 at Fort Taber to designate Buzzards Bay as site for Olympic sailing.  / Jim Phillips TSM
Officials gather on June 4, 2015 at Fort Taber to designate Buzzards Bay as site for Olympic sailing. / Jim Phillips TSM

Mayor: Olympic Designation Benefited New Bedford

Like many in Massachusetts, Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's disappointed that Boston will not be hosting the 2024 Olympics after all.

The U-S Olympic Committee withdrew Boston's bid on Monday after Mayor Marty Walsh declined to sign an agreement that would have had Boston picking up the tab if the Olympics had gone over-budget

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Princess Njoya speaking to officials outside city hall - Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Princess Njoya speaking to officials outside city hall - Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Princess Njoya Of Cameroon Supportive Of Partnership With City

The princess of Cameroon made a visit to city hall Friday afternoon to acknowledge the partnership between the city and the African nation.

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Mayor Mitchel (L) with Joseph Michaud, Chairman of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce / Jim Phillips TSM
Mayor Mitchel (L) with Joseph Michaud, Chairman of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce / Jim Phillips TSM

Mayor And Business Leaders Optimistic About Future

Disappointed but not demoralized. That's how Mayor Jon Mitchell describes his feeling toward the decision by KG Urban Enterprises to withdraw its bid for a New Bedford casino development.

The Mayor was joined by a group of business leaders on Friday at City Hall to discuss what happens next

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Mayoral Candidate Giesta Accused Mayor Of Lapse In Leadership

Mayoral candidate Maria Giesta said KG Urban's proposed casino project for New Bedford was a golden opportunity to bring jobs and investment to the city.

But now that the developer's application for a casino license has been withdrawn, Giesta says Mayor Jon Mitchell could have done more to keep the project alive

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