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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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The Timing of New Bedford Road Repairs [Poll]
There's no doubt New Bedford streets need a make over. The Mitchell administration plans to allocate millions of tax dollars to put in the fix and keep utility companies from carving up the streets after they've been healed.
I'm just curious about the timing...
New Bedford Named The State’s Top Creative Community
The City of New Bedford is being recognized for its achievements with arts and culture.  The Massachusetts Cultural Council has named New Bedford the Commonwealth's most creative community.
The Cultural Council says New Bedford has provided sustained leadership, funding and infrastructure f…
Barry on Marijuana in New Bedford
The New Bedford City Council discussed a recent agreement between the Mitchell Administration and a company that is looking to locate a marijuana grow facility at the city's business park. Is this really a good idea? WBSM's Barry Richard isn't so sure...
Mitchell Discusses Payments Following SJC Decision
The City of New Bedford will have to begin making payments to certain former and current municipal employees after it was announced on Tuesday that the Supreme Judicial Court had declined to hear an appeal regarding a 2009 Executive Order that called for half days on Fridays at many city offices, an…
Mayor Mitchell Discusses Lead In City Schools
Lead levels remain a major concern in Massachusetts schools after the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection says it has tested water at 450 school buildings as part of a statewide effort to eliminate lead from their drinking water.

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