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Mitchell Seeks Sister City Agreement With European Wind Hub

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is asking the City Council to approve a Sister City agreement with Cuxhaven, Germany. 

Mitchell says Cuxhaven has a history similar to New Bedford, a fishing port always dealing with a tough economy

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Rhode Island Men Sentenced In Downtown “Tagging” Case

Two Rhode Island men must perform community service and pay restitution, but will serve no time in jail for defacing historic buildings in Downtown New Bedford in October, 2011. 

Reddick Vaughn and Shawn Marrow were sentenced Wednesday in New Bedford District Court

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$3 Million Deficit Reported In New Bedford School Budget

New Bedford School officials report this year's school budget is $3 million in the red.  School Committee Vice-Chair Dr. Lawrence Finnerty says the discrepancy was discovered in November, and officials are now wrestling with how to close the gap

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Education Commissioner Approves “City On The Hill” Charter School For New Bedford

The Mass. Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education has given his approval for five new charter schools in the state, including one in New Bedford.

Mitchell Chester has approved the application for the City On The Hill charter school to add two schools, one in Boston and one in New Bedford, in addition to their exsisting school in Roxbury

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Schools To Reopen Wednesday In New Bedford

The City of New Bedford is making real progress in removing snow from streets and sidewalks, so public schools will reopen Wednesday in New Bedford.  That's the word from New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell

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New Bedford Closes Schools For Another Day

School children in New Bedford are staying home another day.   Mayor Jon Mitchell decided to cancel school on Tuesday after discussions with Interim Supt. Michael Shea, and taking a drive around the city

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Southcoast Still Recovering From Blizzard

Mayor New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell reports workers are on top of the snow cleanup with progress being made on the main roads, the side roads however will take some time to clear.  Mitchell is urging residents to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary

Shelters are open in most Southcoast communities, New Bedford has opened the Keith Middle School as a shelter, and the Pilgrim United Church is open Downtown

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More Layoffs At Niche Inc

Niche Inc. on Cove Street in New Bedford has begun the layoff process of some 200 workers.

Niche is completing orders on existing military contracts, but with no additional contracts in sight, the company has been forced to layoff a large number of workers

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Mitchell Makes Emergency Appointments Of Two Dept. Heads

Mayor Jon Mitchell is making emergency appointments to fill two vacant department head positions. 

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Zeiterion Exec. Director “Thrilled” With Mayor’s Plan

The Executive Director of the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford is applauding Mayor Jon Mitchell's plan to put the "Z" on solid financial footing. 

The Mayor has suggested both long and short term strategies that include the use of city funds, private donations and a contribution from the state to keep the performing arts center operating and maintained

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