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

Mitchell Calls On Congress To Act On Immigration Reform

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the talk has gone on for long enough; its time for Congress to get moving on immigration reform.

Speaking on his weekly radio show Wednesday night, Mitchell said it was time to bring people out of the shadows and for Congress to act

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Postal Service Rejects City’s Appeal To Keep Downtown Post Office Open

The U-S Postal Service is not backing away from its decision to close the Downtown Post Office on Pleasant St. in New Bedford.

Mayor Jon Mitchell had appealed the decision in May, claiming the Post Office was an historic building, named after retired federal Judge George Leighton, who is a New Bedford native, and was an important part of the daily life in the Downtown

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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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