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Members of the Class of 2015 at Global Learning Charter Public School in New Bedford / School Photo
Members of the Class of 2015 at Global Learning Charter Public School in New Bedford / School Photo

Global Learning Charter Public School Awards 33 Diplomas

Graduation day is always special, and that was the case Sunday at the Global Learning Charter Public School in New Bedford. Global Learning graduated its largest class ever; 33 students.

Executive Director Stephen Furtado says this year's class is special

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TSM

Mayor Won’t Sign School Budget Provision

A law granting the City Council more control over school funding has been on the books since 1987, but had never been approved until Thursday night.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Council Asked To Consider Additional Funding For Schools

A member of the New Bedford School Committee is asking the City Council to approve a provision in state law that will allow the Council to consider two budget proposals for New Bedford Schools.

School Committee member Bruce Oliveira told WBSM News, " that particular amendment would say that the School Committee would have the ability to recommend to the Council that they accept the School Committee's budget over whatever number was in the Mayor's budget

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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

Committee On Finance Places Host Community Agreement Discussion On Hold

The City Council's Committee on Finance was scheduled to discuss the Host Community Agreement between Mayor Jon Mitchell and KG Urban Enterprises regarding a potential waterfront casino, but committee chairman and Ward Six Councilor Joe Lopes withdrew the item from the agenda.

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PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Mitchell Announces Two More Casino Forums

Mayor Jon Mitchell is encouraging as many public meetings as possible concerning the waterfront casino project being proposed by KG Urban Enterprises.

Speaking on his weekly radio program Wednesday on WBSM, the Mayor said the city is organizing forums for June 4th at Roosevelt Middle School, and June 17th at Normandin Middle School

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TSM - New Bedford City hall

City Council Sets Budget Hearing Schedule

The New Bedford City Council has set aside five nights to review budgets of various city departments.  However one of those nights, Wednesday June 18th, will be set aside to review only one budget, the school budget

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

Mayor: City Will Meet With Leaders Of Homeless Group

A group of homeless people in New Bedford say the city needs to do more to assist the homeless.  They've signed a petition containing 158 names asking the Mayor for help.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's directing the city's Director of Housing and Community Development to meet with the petitioners

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Getty Images

David Condon Named New Bedford Harbormaster

Mayor Jon Mitchell and the Harbor Development Commission have named a new Harbormaster.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Parents Don’t Want Kempton Closed

The New Bedford School Committee approved Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin's FY16 budget proposal of $120.4 million during a public hearing Monday night but Mayor Jon Mitchell plans to reduce that amount before presenting his city budget to the City Council on Wednesday.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Despite School Committee Approval, Mayor Plans To Cut Durkin’s Proposal

The New Bedford School Committee approved Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin's proposed $120.4 million budget Monday night 6-1. However, the mayor will not support it. 

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