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School District Battles Multi-Million Dollar Shortfall

The city's School District is facing a budget shortfall, and is looking to the City Council for help.

The School Committee discussed the $3.5 million dollar gap Monday, most of which lies in salaries and pay-outs to retired employees

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TSM - Audience members particpate during Fishing Forum

Mitchell Urges Long-Range Planning For Fishing Industry

 

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and Congressman William Keating heard from members of the Mayor's Task Force on Oceans and Fisheries, during a forum Monday at the Whaling Museum. 

Mayor Mitchell says the industry has spent the last few years reacting to actions by federal regulators. 

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New Bedford Officials Confident About Marine Commerce Terminal Progress

The New Bedford delegation that recently traveled to European offshore wind staging sites has formally announced their findings.

The delegation reunited Friday, saying New Bedford is on the right track with the Marine Commerce Terminal, as knowledge of red tape and other barriers in Europe is being used to smooth out the process on the homefront

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Mitchell Criticizes School Transfer Delay

The Mayor of New Bedford and the City Council are scrapping again over School Department funding. 

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Seven New Bedford Firms Receive Worker Training Grants

The State Office of Labor and Workforce Development is awarding grants totaling $631,000 to seven local manufacturing firms to help train their workers on ways to improve productivity and reduce waste of time and investory. 

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Mayor Says City Is Safe, Following Arrests Of New Bombing Suspects

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is assuring residents that New Bedford is safe, following the arrests of two city men in connection with the Boston Marathon Bombings. 

 Both are charged with obstruction of justice

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New Bedford Council Denies School Department Funds – For Now

While the police department, the zoo, and other departments will receive funds from the City's free cash account, the school department is being forced to wait for a much needed $2-million.

The City Council tabled the request for the funds Thursday night, citing a lack of response from Mayor Jon Mitchell

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Photo - Bremerhaven, Germany, provided by City of New Bedford

Mitchell: Offshore Wind Industry Makes Sense For New Bedford

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell , after a five day visit to European cities involved with offshore wind development, is convinced the industry makes sense for his city. 

Mitchell and a 30-member delegation of business and government leaders, discussed offshore wind with officials in Germany and Denmark

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Mitchell Urges Cooperation With Bombing Investigators

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the investigation into the Boston Marathon Bombing will continue, and some of that will be happening right here in Greater New Bedford. 

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Bristol County Savings Bank Opens Two Branches In New Bedford

The President of Bristol County Savings Bank says he's excited about the bank's most recent expansion in New Bedford. 

The bank opened two branch banks this month at 37 Rockdale Avenue and 1657 Acushnet Avenue

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