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Councilors Question Casino Host City Agreement

It's a safe bet casino talks will continue for months in New Bedford.

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Mitchell Delivers Upbeat State Of The City Speech

Mayor Jon Mitchell delivered a generally upbeat State of the City speech Thursday, while addressing government and business leaders at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School.

The Mayor touted growth in the Port of New Bedford with a record number of cargo freighters visiting the port, and a decline in the school drop out rate

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KG Urban representatives and Mayor Jon Mitchell testify before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission - massgaming.com
KG Urban representatives and Mayor Jon Mitchell testify before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission - massgaming.com

Deadline Extension Granted for New Bedford and Somerset Casino Bids

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has granted a deadline extension to New Bedford and Somerset.

Commissioners deliberated after hearing testimony from Mayor Jon Mitchell and KG Urban Enterprises representatives, and decided in a 3-2 vote to extend the deadline for Phase One applications to May 4

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Mitchell: New Bedford Half Marathon Is A Go

Despite the brutal winter and a tricky forecast for Sunday, city officials are moving ahead with the 38th Annual New Bedford Half-Marathon.

Mayor Jon Mitchell is expecting thousands of runners to take part

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New Bedford Councilor Wants City To Stop Dragging Feet On Casino Deal

We're just a few days away from a Region C application deadline set by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, and no word yet on a deal between New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises.

Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Jon Mitchell again outlined his points of contention over the developer's proposed waterfront casino on Cannon Street

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Casino Talks Ongoing

A real effort is being made by both sides to reach agreement on a proposed waterfront casino for New Bedford.

That from Andy Pavin, a spokesperson for developer KG Urban Enterprises. He says KG Urban and the City of New Bedford are still talking, with a deadline for submitting an application to the state Gaming Commission, less than a week away

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City Councilors Blame Mayor For Failed Casino Deal

The New Bedford casino project appears to be dead, after developer KG Urban Enterprises could not come to an agreement with the Mayor on their proposed waterfront casino.

Now the City Council is weighing in

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Mayor Further Explains Opposition To Casino Plan

Mayor Jon Mitchell says KG Urban's plan for a waterfront casino could hurt New Bedford's downtown.

KG Urban this week rejected an alternative plan offered by the Mayor for a waterfront casino, and said the project now appears to be dead

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KG Urban: New Bedford Casino All But Dead

KG Urban Enterprises says its proposed casino deal in New Bedford is all but dead.

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, representing KG Urban, a firm owned by his son, says he and the Mayor could not come to an agreement on the Cannon Street site

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New Bedford Casino Deal Appears Dead

A casino deal in New Bedford is apparently all but dead.

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, representing KG Urban Enterprises, a company owned by his son, says based on a meeting this week with Mayor Jon Mitchell, there appears to be no reasonable hope of making a deal with the city

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