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Mitchell Favors Four-Year Term For Future Mayors

Mayor Jon Mitchell says after being at the job of Mayor for almost a year and a half, he thinks the mayoral term in New Bedford should be four years, instead of two. 

Speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, the Mayor described the two year term as "archaic'

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Cong. Keating Urges Men To Join White Ribbon Campaign, Take Pledge To Never Commit Violence Against Women

Mass. Congressman William Keating is bringing the White Ribbon campaign to the Southcoast, and he's asking other men to join in. 

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New Bedford Airport To Lose Air Traffic Controllers On April 7

The City of New Bedford is working on "Plan B" to replace air traffic controllers who are losing their job on April 7. 

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Mitchell Unveils Plan To Close School Dept. Budget Gap

Mayor Jon Mitchell says his administration is ready to deal with the reported deficit in the School Department budget. 

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Neighborhood Leader Hopes Mayor Will Address Public Safety, Cleanup Issues

The head of the Bullard Street Neighborhood Association is hoping Mayor Jon Mitchell will talk about his plans for New Bedford neighborhoods during his State of The City address on Thursday. 

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Los Angeles To Not Enforce Ban On Marijuana Dispensaries

Mitchell Urges Moratorium on Medical Marijuana In New Bedford

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's not a fan of government by referendum. 

Last November, Mass. voters supported a ballot question that called for the creation of medical marijuana dispensary centers in the state

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City Council Offers Plan To Address School Dept. Deficit

The New Bedford City Council says it has a plan to resolve the estimated $3-million deficit in the School Department budget. 

Finance Committee chair Jane Gonsalves said at a news conference Tuesday, the Council is prepared to transfer from free cash or reserve accounts the money the School Department needs to close the budget gap

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Mayor: “Safer Grant” Money Fully Accounted For

A crazy allegation.  That's how Mayor Jon Mitchell describes comments made by City Councilor Brian Gomes on Thursday, characterizing the city's Safer Grant for the fire department as "missing."  Mitchell describes the comment as "over the top"

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Los Angeles To Not Enforce Ban On Marijuana Dispensaries

Councilor Martins Wants Zoning Ordinances For Medical Marijuana Centers

Medical marijuana dispensary centers are coming to Massachusetts, thanks to a state-wide vote last November. 

Ward Two City Councilor Steve Martins says based on a motion he filed several months ago, the Council is discussing the possibility of dispensary centers in New Bedford, and how residential neighborhoods can be protected

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New Bedford Fire Chief Calls for Engine Upgrades

The city's firefighting fleet is getting older, and Fire Chief Michael Gomes wants to do something about that.

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