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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell along with Whaling Museum President James Russell and Patrick Murray from Bristol County Savings Bank
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell along with Whaling Museum President James Russell and Patrick Murray from Bristol County Savings Bank

Charles W. Morgan Homecoming Donors Recognized

The country's oldest commercial ship will be docking in New Bedford in just over a month.

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JIm Phillips / TSM / Gov. Patrick (l)  tours Acushnet Avenue Project With Mayor Jon Mitchell (c) and DPI Commissioner Ron Labelle
JIm Phillips / TSM / Gov. Patrick (l) tours Acushnet Avenue Project With Mayor Jon Mitchell (c) and DPI Commissioner Ron Labelle

Acushnet Avenue Project Gets Funding Boost From State

Governor Deval Patrick delivers more than $1 million to New Bedford for the North End International Marketplace Project.

D-P-I Commissioner Ron Labelle says the money will be used to extend improvements north on Acushnet Avenue, improving neighborhoods along the way

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Photo from MassDOT
Photo from MassDOT

FAA Awards Grant To New Bedford Regional Airport

New Beford is receiving $800,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration to support work at the New Bedford Regional Airport. Its one of 14 grants awarded to Massachusetts airports.

The grant was announced Monday by the Congressional Delegation

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

Mayor Continues To Support Supt. Durkin’s Approach

Regardless of the outcome of a "no confidence" vote taken by teachers against Dr. Pia Durkin, Mayor Jon Mitchell says the Superintendent still has the support of himself and the School Committee.

Members of the New Bedford Educators Association have been voting over several days, and results are expected to be announced Thursday

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Taylor Cormier / TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell with Poet Laureate Patricia Gomes
Taylor Cormier / TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell with Poet Laureate Patricia Gomes

Mayor Names Patricia Gomes Poet Laureate Of New Bedford

Award winning poet and author Patricia Gomes is the new poet laureate of New Bedford. The announcement was made Monday at the Renaissance Community School for The Arts.

Ms. Gomes' work has been published in the United States, United Kingdom, Austrailia, Canada and India, and she's serving her second term as president of Gallery X in New Bedford

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Matt Camara | TSM
Matt Camara | TSM

New Bedford Holds Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

Religious leaders, public officials and residents came together Sunday night to remember the more than six million victims of the Holocaust. This year's ceremony, however, also honored the willingness of the Philippines to take in escaped European Jews at a time when many countries were shutting their doors to refugees from Nazi Germany

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Undersecretary Matt Erskine / TSM / Jim Phillips
Undersecretary Matt Erskine / TSM / Jim Phillips

New Bedford Receives EDA Planning Grant For Waterfront

The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration delivers a $200,000 planning grant to the New Bedford Economic Development Council.

The announcement was made Wednesday at the Ferry Terminal on the State Pier

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Getty Images

New Bedford Receives HUD Grant To Combat Homelessness

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding the City of New Bedford $1.8 million to address homelessness in the city.

Programs for the homeless are administered by the City's office of Housing and Community Development and the New Bedford Homeless Service Provider Network

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Mitchell Urges Lawmakers To Protect Offshore Wind Industry

Mayor Jon Mitchell testified in Boston Tuesday before a legislative committee looking at energy issues.

Speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, the Mayor said he opposes legislation that would introduce large quantities of Canadian hydropower into the energy market

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell
TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell

New Bedford Issues Update On Casino Planning

Another update from Mayor Jon Mitchell on the city's casino prospects.

In a written statement, the Mayor says the city advanced its efforts on casino gambling with the vote this week by the state Gaming Commission, delaying applications from private developers for a Southeastern Mass

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