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New Bedford Receives $1.5 Million From HUD
The City of New Bedford is receiving $1.5 million from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Mayor Jon Mitchell says the funding will be going to programs that help the homeless in New Bedford.
"It's an ongoing challenge and a very complex one but I'm just very pleased with the…
Winterson Says Clinton Visit Should Have Been Moved
Ward Five City Councilor Kerry Winterson thinks having Bill Clinton campaign for his wife on the street outside the Buttonwood Park Warming House should not have happened.
Winterson says the event should have been held just east of the polling spot, in the park's softball field or closer to the …
Will Jobs Be Lost
With all the recent news of workers for Carrier Corp., Walmart and other companies who'll be losing their jobs, the latest questions come from our own waterfront. With the arrest of Carlos Rafael, the owner of Carlos Seafood Inc., one of the Northeast's biggest commercial fishing entrepreneurs, char…
Mayor: Rafael’s Arrest Won’t Harm Port’s Reputation
The arrest of prominent New Bedford fishing boat owner Carlos Rafael should not diminish the Port of New Bedford. That's the feeling of Mayor Jon Mitchell.
"The port is much bigger than Carlos Rafael. Our port has a great reputation in the industry along the East Coast and this is not g…
Mitchell: Few Answers For Panhandlers In New Bedford
Mayor Jon Mitchell says there's no easy answers to getting panhandlers off the streets of New Bedford.
Speaking on his weekly radio program on Wednesday, Mitchell said the courts have protected the First Amendment rights of panhandlers who ask for money...
City Plans To Build Public Safety Center In South End
The City of New Bedford is planning to invest $70 million over the next five years to build and repair schools, replacing aging equipment and vehicles and construct a new Public Safety Center in the South End.
The improvements are part of the city's Capital Improvements Program...
New Bedford Homeless Count Continues Into Thursday
Volunteers are combing through the shelters and streets of New Bedford attempting to gather information from homeless people as part of the city's annual "Point-In-Time Homeless Count.
During the kickoff on Wednesday, Mayor Jon Mitchell thanked the volunteers for their efforts...
Mitchell Named Chairman Of Mayor’s Energy Committee
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has been named Chairman of the U-S Conference of Mayors Committee on Energy.
The appointment was announced by the President of the Mayor's group, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore.
Mitchell will chair the committee next week during the 84th winter meeting …

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