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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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Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Blame Game Begins As New Bedford Casino Plan Dies

Count the casino as the latest broken promise to the City of New Bedford.

In a letter to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Wednesday, KG Urban Enterprises CEO Barry Gosin rescinded the firm's application for the remaining casino license, dashing all hopes of a casino on New Befdord's waterfront

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Edwina Pickles/Fairfax Media / Getty Images
Edwina Pickles/Fairfax Media / Getty Images

Royal Princess Visits New Bedford

Her Royal Majestry, Princess Rabiatou Njoya from the Cameroonian Bamoun Kingdom in Foumban, who has natural connections to our local French community, will be guest of honor at New Bedford City Hall by Mayor Jon Mitchell on Friday, July 24 at 3:30 pm.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

City’s Tenth And Final Solar Project Commissioned At Business Park

New Bedford's newest solar project was unveiled Tuesday afternoon at New Bedford Business Park, bringing the city's total number of large-scale projects to ten.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Residents Invited To Join New Design Initiative

New Bedford residents are invited to come forward this week, and take part in a new design initiative that will guide new community development.

The process is called form-based zoning and begins with a series of meetings or "charettes" this week

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