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TSM - Mayor Mitchell during his weekly radio show on WBSM.
TSM - Mayor Mitchell during his weekly radio show on WBSM.

Mitchell: School Committee Hopes To Increase School Budget

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the School Committee hopes to increase next year's school budget in New Bedford.

Speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM,  the Mayor said the School Department needs to find additional dollars to meet some critical needs at the High School

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell and Police Union Officials sign new contract
TSM - Mayor Mitchell and Police Union Officials sign new contract

City Of New Bedford And Police Agree On Four Year Contract

The City of New Bedford has a new four year contract with its police officers.  The package was signed Tuesday at City Hall by Mayor Jon Mitchell and Union President Hank Turgeon.   The last police contract expired in June of 2011

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TSM - Teachers stage candlelight vigil outside Keith Middle School
TSM - Teachers stage candlelight vigil outside Keith Middle School

Teachers Stage Candlelight Vigil To Protest Teacher Firings

The New Bedford Educators Association continues to protest staff changes planned for New Bedford High School.  Those changes include replacing 29% of teachers and staff.  Teachers lined up outside Keith Middle School Monday night for a candlelight vigil to protest the dismissal of any teachers

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TSM - ABC Trash Collection Truck
TSM - ABC Trash Collection Truck

New Bedford Shows Off New Trash Collection System.

Mayor Jon Mitchell and ABC Disposal are touting the new trash collection program to start this summer in New Bedford.  

During a press briefing Friday in the North End, ABC Disposal demonstrated the new automated process where a trash truck with a mechanized arm picks up trash bins and empties them into the truck

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NB Health Department To Lead Southeast Health Initiative

The New Bedford Health Department will be leading a major health initiative in the region.

The Health Department will partner with the City of Fall River to develop a series of health initiatives that will focus on prevention

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TSM - Mid-Week with Mayor Jon Mitchell
TSM - Mid-Week with Mayor Jon Mitchell

Mitchell: Snow Removal Budget Exhausted

The City of New Bedford has spent its entire snow removal budget, and its only the first week in February.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell says the City exhausted the remainder of its $350,000 budget for snow removal while battling two storms this week

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Mayor and Union Leader Continue to Clash Over Turnaround Plan

Mayor Jon Mitchell maintains he sees and understands the frustrations of teachers as the "turnaround plan" at New Bedford High School is implemented.

Mitchell authored an op-ed piece published in We

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St. John Did Mitchell “A Favor” By Not Allowing Him to Speak at Teacher’s Rally

New Bedford Educators Association president Lou St. John called into "Saturday Morning with Tim Weisberg" to discuss the decision not to allow Mayor Jon Mitchell to speak at Friday's teacher rally on the steps of New Bedford City Hall

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Mayor Jon Mitchell
Mayor Jon Mitchell

Mitchell: Union Denies Mayor Chance To Speak At Rally

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he wanted to speak at Friday's teachers rally at New Bedford City Hall, but was denied the opportunity by the Union President.

Teachers are upset about a proposed Turnaround Plan for New Bedford High School that mandates a 50% turnouver of Teachers and staff Members 

Mitchell says he wants to begin a dialogue with teachers about changes at New Bedford High School

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New Bedford Unveils New Police Vehicles

18 new vehicles have been added to New Bedford's Police fleet.

The official unveiling by Mayor Jon Mitchell, Chief David Provencher, and Councilor Brian Gomes took place at Police Headquarters Wednesday afternoon

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