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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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Massachusetts Mayors Call For Common Sense Gun Reforms

Massachusetts Mayors, led by Boston Mayor Tom Menino, called on the Federal Government to adopt "common sense" gun reforms.  New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell was among the speakers Thursday during a Boston news conference

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WBSM Launches New Weekly Program ‘Midweek With Mayor Jon Mitchell’

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell will be coming to a radio near you, every week right here on WBSM.

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Mayor Jon Mitchell Offers Plan To Financially Stablize Zeiterion

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says operation of the Zeiterion Theatre, at least in the short term, needs to be a shared responsibility.

The mayor has written the "Z's" Board of Directors, spelling out both short and long term strategies for making the performing arts center financially stable

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Mayor’s Letter To Fisheries Panel Seeks Help For Fishermen

 

With the New England Fisheries Management Council set to reduce groundfish catch allocations for the fishing year that begins May 1, Mayor Jon Mitchell has fired off a letter to the Council, asking that it take some steps to assist New England fishermen.

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Mitchell Responds To City Council Criticism Of Proposed Ordinance

Mayor Jon Mitchell is dismissing criticism from the City Council that he's trying to ram through an ordinance to crack down on problem properties in New Bedford.  The ordinance would require property owners  to reimburse the city for the cost of police responding to their property, if it happens more than six times over an 18 month period

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City Council Debates New “Problem Properties” Ordinance

Mayor Jon Mitchell is touting a new ordinance to address "problem properties" in the city, and that's not sitting well with some City Councilors.

The Council debated the recently-drafted ordinance Thursday, which would bill property owners for excessive police calls or code violations

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