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City Council Hardly Dents Mayor’s Budget

Mayor Jon Mitchell's $287 million budget remains pretty much intact, following the City Council's budget cutting session Tuesday night.

Councilors had submitted 89 proposed cuts, but only six cuts were given favorable votes

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Photo by City of New Bedford
Photo by City of New Bedford

New Launch Service In New Bedford Harbor

Mayor Jon Mitchell and officials with the Harbor Development Commission cut the ribbon Tuesday on a new boat launch service off Pier Three.

The service is located between Pier Three and the State Pier and will transport recreational boaters visiting New Bedford from their vessel to the shore

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City Releases Six-Point Plan to Revive Struggling Fisheries

A new report by UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science and Technology outlines a series of policy recommendations to revive the northeast's struggling groundfish fishery. Officials including Mayor Jon Mitchell and State Sen

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Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby.  Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby. Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

What’s Next For Casino Gambling In Massachusetts

With the western region settled, state gambling regulators turn their full attention to the two remaining casino licenses in the eastern and southeastern regions.

This month, the two competing proposals for the eastern license will be aired at public hearings in their respective communities

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Mitchell Supports A Casino Referendum In November

Mayor Jon Mitchell is pushing for a casino referendum on the November ballot.  The Mayor also favors moving the deadline for applications for a Southeastern Mass. casino to sometime after the November state election

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Mass. Clean Energy Center
Mass. Clean Energy Center

Andrade Says He’ll Seek Injunction Over Local Hiring

A community organization will be in court on Monday, seeking an injunction to recind the labor agreement that covers hiring at the Maritime Commerce Terminal Project in the South End.

Speaking on WBSM's Mid-Day Magazine, John "Buddy" Andrade of Old Bedford Village Development Corp

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Tracy Glantz/The State/MCT via Getty Images

Mayor Outlines Memorial Day Activities In New Bedford

Mayor Jon Mitchell says New Bedford will proudly honor its veterans during Memorial Day ceremonies.

The city's Memorial Day Parade will step off from Parker Street and Hathaway Boulevard at 11:30am on Monday, and conclude at Clasky Park in New Bedford

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New Bedford Downtown Post Office
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Mayor Mitchell Joined by Senators, Congressman In Post Office Appeal

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is appealing the United States Postal Service's decision to relocate the downtown post office to a storefront instead of keeping it at it's historic location.

Mitchell writes he believes the move is "unwise, short-sighted, and potentially disruptive to the strong resurgence of activity that New Bedford's downtown has enjoyed over the past several years

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Destination New Bedford Facebook

Celebration Reception Held For Seaport Cultural District

New Bedford's new cultural district received recognition Thursday evening by Mayor Jon Mitchell and tourism officials.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Mitchell delivering FY15 budget proposal to city council.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Mitchell delivering FY15 budget proposal to city council.

Mayor Presents FY15 City Budget

Mayor Jon Mitchell presented his proposed budget to the City Council Wednesday night.

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