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FAA Delays Closing Of Air Control Towers

The Obama administration is delaying the closing of 149 airport control towers until mid-June in order to deal with legal challenges.

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tsm - United Interfaith Action rally in New Bedford

United Interfaith Action Rallies Support For Innovation Schools

Days before the School Committee vote on Innovation Schools,  backers of those plans rallied Thursday night at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St. James Church. 

Several speakers from United Interfaith Action urged "yes" votes for the Esperanza and Renaissance Schools, but Mayor Jon Mitchell told the crowd of 200, he is still undecided

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tsm - Cape Verdean Prime Minister Neves (r) with translator

Prime Minister Touts Cape Verde’s Successes, Challenges During Stop In New Bedford

Cape Verde Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves is visiting Cape Verdean-American communities on the East Coast.

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Mayor Remains Skeptical Of Downtown Casino In New Bedford

Members of the City Council have criticized Mayor Jon Mitchell for not attending last week's meeting of the Mass. Gaming Commission in Fall River. 

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell

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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City of New Bedford

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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