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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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TSM

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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Timothy Valentine, flickr

Financial Troubles Hit the “Z”

New Bedford's Zeiterion Theater is looking to the city for help. The City Council's Ordinance Committee heard from "Z" partners Tuesday, who are looking to bring in an outside entity to manage the maintenance of the city-owned theater

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Santas’ Race For A Good Cause In New Bedford

Two time Boston Marathon champ Geoff Smith of Mattapoisett is looking to set a new record of sorts. 

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Mayor, Others Question City on a Hill Charter School Proposal

Mayor Jon Mitchell questioned the effectiveness the proposed City on a Hill Charter School would have on students in New Bedford.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education held a hearing in the city Thursday night, and listened to the opinions of officials and concerned residents regarding the Boston-based charter school's proposal to locate in New Bedford

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TSM

New Bedford City Worker Killed in Freak Accident

A New Bedford City employee died this morning after being found unconscious and pinned between the bucket and cab of a Bobcat front-end loader. 

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says police responded late this morning to the Water Department Building on Shawmut Avenue and started piecing together some facts

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New Bedford Police, Community Groups to Improve Communication Efforts

Representatives from community groups throughout New Bedford met with local law enforcement officials Thursday, and workshopped ways to improve communication between them. T

he meeting was orchestrated by Department of Justice officials, after Mayor Jon Mitchell saw the rifts caused by the May shooting death of Malcolm Gracia at the hands of City police officers

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EPA Approves New Bedford Maritime Terminal Project

The South Terminal Maritime Project planned for the New Bedford Harbor has been legitimized by the EPA.

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