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City Council Questioning Casino Negotiations

The New Bedford City Council is once again asking Mayor Jon Mitchell about his intentions on a waterfront casino.

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Mayor Jon Mitchell testifies at Fisheries Council hearing / Greg Desrosiers / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell testifies at Fisheries Council hearing / Greg Desrosiers / TSM

Mitchell Testifies At New England Council Hearing

Members of the New England Regional Fishery Management Council were in New Bedford Tuesday night, listening to suggestions from the community on the best ways to manage fisheries in the North Atlantic

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Christmas Tree in Downtown New Bedford / Greg Desrosiers / TSM
Christmas Tree in Downtown New Bedford / Greg Desrosiers / TSM

City’s Christmas Tree Dazzles Holiday Crowd

Mayor Jon Mitchell, City Councilors and Santa Claus lined up Thursday night to light the City's Christmas Tree outside the Downtown library.

The event also included a light show outside the library, and a holiday flash mob also made an appearance

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

New Bedford Announces Holiday Activities

Looking for some family fun this holiday season? Look no further than downtown New Bedford.

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Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM
Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM

Wind Power Advocates Push For Tax Credits

Representatives of "Environment Massachusetts" joined Mayor Jon Mitchell and other renewable energy advocates in New Bedford Thursday, asking the federal government to enact tax credits for future development of wind projects

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

MBTA Receives $1 Billion For Green Line Upgrades

The federal government is providing Massachusetts with $996 million for rail improvements, but not on the South Coast. The funds amount to just 43% of the total cost of the extension of the MBTA's Green Line to Somerville and Medford

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Panel Awards New Bedford Firefighters New Contract

The New Bedford Firefighters Union has a new three year contract, thanks to a state appointed arbitration panel that approved the terms of the deal.

The award runs through June 28th of 2015, and calls for a 7

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

A Plan To Regenerate New Bedford Unveiled At City Hall

New Bedford has a new blueprint for economic growth in the city.

A group called the New Bedford Regeneration Committee compiled a report that focuses on reviving Downtown New Bedford, improving port facilities on the waterfront and advancing the city's manufacturing industries

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Mitchell Pleased With CPA Approval

With the support of the voters, the City of New Bedford is moving ahead with the Community Preservation Act. The act places a 1.5% surcharge on property tax bills, excluding the first assessed $100,000

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Voters Say ‘Yes’ to Community Preservation Act

New Bedford voters have approved the Community Preservation Act in the city.

The CPA was listed as Question Five on city ballots, with voters approving it by a 54% to 45% margin. That translates into a 1,400 vote difference

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