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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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Timothy Valentine, flickr

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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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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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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