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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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tsm - 31 Ashley St.

Mitchell Unveils “Problem Property” Ordinance

Mayor Jon Mitchell is proposing a new City ordinance to crack down on landlords, if police are regular visitors to their properties.  The mayor announced the "Problem Properties" ordinance outside 31 Ashley Street, a long time headache for city officials

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Mitchell Attends Mayor’s Conference, Lobbies For Gun Control

 

Mayor Jon Mitchell is attending the U-S Conference of Mayors in Washington this week, but he took some time on Thursday to visit Capitol Hill. 

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New Bedford Superintendent Search Includes Online Survey For City Residents

Mayor Jon Mitchell wants to make sure all citizens of New Bedford have a say in the search for a new Superintendent of schools.  The Mayor is urging residents to share their thoughts online....

The online survey is available on the School Department website, newbedford

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photo - Carver Police Department

Developer Arrested on Drug Charges, Repays Loan To New Bedford E-D-C

 

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is welcoming the repayment of a $225,000 loan made to a Duxbury developer by the city's Economic Development Council. 

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New Legal Opinion on Innovation School Proposals

The state Executive Office of Education has overturned a ruling on New Bedford's Innovation School proposals. In a letter submitted to the School Committee Monday, counsel James DiTullio categorized the Esperanza and Renaissance proposals as "new" schools

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Mitchell Defends Hiring Practices

Mayor Jon Mitchell says people who listen to comments from the New Bedford City Council must sometimes wonder what city they're talking about.  The Mayor responded to comments last week that his administration didn't hire enough women

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Mayor Jon Mitchell

Mitchell To DESE: New Bedford Opposed To “City On The Hill” Charter School

 

Mayor Jon Mitchell has informed the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, he is opposed to the City On The Hill Charter School in Boston, being awarded a charter for a new school in New Bedford.  I

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Mitchell Asks DESE For Help With Superintendent Search

The Mayor of New Bedford traveled to Boston on Thursday, making a stop at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Mayor Jon Mitchell tells WBSM News, he's seeking the state's help in recruiting top notch candidates for the Superintendent's job in New Bedford

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New Bedford Mayor Mitchell ‘Stunned’ By Newtown, Connecticut Shooting

A nation mourns, and a small community in Southwestern Connecticut is shattered by a shooting spree that left 20 young children dead.  It happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.  The total death toll is 27. 

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