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Precautions Taken Locally Amidst Reports Of Missing Airliners

With reports of Libyan airliners falling into the hands of Islamic extremists, airports around the world are on high alert.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says New Bedford is no exception. Mitchell says while he has little information on the latest reports, he's confident Bridgewater State University's F

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New officers take oath at New Bedford City Hall / Jim Phillips / TSM
New officers take oath at New Bedford City Hall / Jim Phillips / TSM

City Welcomes Five New Police Officers

The City of New Bedford has added five new officers to the ranks of the police department.

All five recently graduated from the New Bedford Police Acadamy, and were sworn in Monday at New Bedford City Hall

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Again Pushes “Problem Properties” Ordinance

A proposed "Problem Properties' Ordinance for New Bedford is languishing in a City Council Committee.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell says its  time the Council took a vote on the measure

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford Police To Receive Grant

The City of New Bedford is getting nearly $100,000 from the Federal Government.  The Justice Assistance Grant of $99,178 was announced by Congressman William Keating, (D)-Massachusetts.

The money will be used to pay for overtime in the New Bedford Police Department and the purchase of new equipment

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mayor Jon Mitchell Wants Keith Vandals Punished

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is making it clear that those responsible for the vandalism at Keith Middle School will be punished.

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Portuguese Feast/Facebook

Mayor: Feast Is About Family, Faith, Food And Fun

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's proud of the Feast of The Blessed Sacrament. The 100th Feast opens Thursday at 6pm in the North End, and continues throughout the weekend.

Speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, the Mayor says he's pleased the Feast has stuck to its traditional roots

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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park/Facebook

Mitchell Excited About Donations To Aid Ernestina

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the announcement that two philanthropists have agreed to donate $2.8 million for a complete restoration of the schooner Ernestina is good news for New Bedford and the Cape Verdean community

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Coakley Tours Renovated Home In New Bedford

Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley joined Mayor Jon Mitchell Wednesday at 217 Cottage Street in New Bedford to tour a previously abandoned house that has since been restored and made available for sale

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City Council Appoints Former Member, Current Employee, As City Clerk

The City Council appointed former councilor Dennis Farias to the position of city clerk Thursday night, with the body voting nine-to-two to accept Farias over Assistant Carver Town Clerk Elizabeth Nichols

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TSM - New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge

Frustration Surfaces About New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge

Southcoast residents and the Mayor of New Bedford continue to share frustration with the ongoing repairs to the New Bedford- Fairhaven Bridge.

On Mayor Jon Mitchell's weekly radio program on WBSM, this caller shared his frustration with the Mayor about the state project that never seems to end

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