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[RICHARD] Public Servants Should Live in the City Where They Work
Chief Cordeiro should not be allowed to serve as harbormaster if he is not a resident of New Bedford. There is a residency law currently in place and it is the very reason that the last harbormaster was removed from that position.
Why would Mayor Mitchell then turn around and nominate the police chie…
Councilor Carney Concerned About Firefighter Complaints
Councilor At Large Naomi Carney admits to having concerns about the reliability of fire apparatus after reviewing a letter from the Firefighters Union complaining that in some cases, repairs weren't being done in a timely manner.
She tells WBSM's Brian Thomas, she's hoping a Public Saf…
Mitchell Goes Before Congress for Brownfield Redevelopment
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell was in Washington, DC on Thursday to testify before the House Subcommittee on Environment.
The hearing was entitled "Modernizing Environment Laws: Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Infrastructure and Promoting Development and Manufacturing...
Weis Stepping Down from Health Department
Dr. Brenda Weis, Director of the Health Department for the City of New Bedford, is stepping down from her position, WBSM News has learned.
Sources tell WBSM News that Weis will relinquish her position sometime in the next two weeks.
Mayor Jon Mitchell issued the following statement to WBSM News r…
Love Your Heart Day in New Bedford This Sunday
The second annual Love Your Heart event is taking place in New Bedford this Sunday, February 12, and it's a chance for people from across the SouthCoast to come together and learn more about heart health.
Cardiologist Dr. Michael Rocha was a guest of WBSM's Phil Paleologos this week, and Dr…
New Bedford Moves Closer to New Safety Center
The proposed South End Public Safety Center in New Bedford moved one step closer to becoming a reality on Friday with the announcement that the city has retained the award-winning Galante Architecture Studio to lead the study, design and construction of the facility...
Mitchell Not Ready to Decide About Re-Election
New Bedford is abuzz with speculation as to who might run for the vacant Ward 3 City Council seat in the upcoming special election, as well as who might throw their names in the hat for the October elections.
But Mayor Jon Mitchell said he hasn't made a decision yet as to whether or not he will …
Mr. Mayor Crime is Down, We Need More Police [Poll]
Like the Yin and Yang. New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell finds himself in a police pickle. For months he's boasted that the city is a safer place to live and work. Mitchell often touts police crime statistics to support his notion. The numbers tells us that in many categories crime is down
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