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Mayor Mitchell to Testify Before Congress Wednesday
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is returning to Washington, D.C. to testify before Congress once again.
Mitchell will be testifying Wednesday at 10 a.m. at a congressional oversight hearing titled, "Examining the Creation and Management of Marine Monuments and Sanctuaries...
[Richard] The State Of The City Is__________? [POLL]
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell will deliver his State Of The City Address to elected and civic leaders this afternoon at New Bedford Voc Tech.
The annual speech is largely an opportunity for the Chief Executive to review his administration's accomplishments of the last year and layout some …
Mitchell: ‘Experts’ Should Be in Charge of Harbor
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell sparked a controversy when he wrote a letter to the City Council nominating New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro for the vacated position of harbormaster.
"My job is to make sure that our port is safe for everybody, and in my mind, that means that the exper…
[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…

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