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TSM - New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge

Mitchell: New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Should Be Replaced

Mayor Jon Mitchell is calling for a new bridge connecting New Bedford and Fairhaven. 

During his State of the City speech Thursday at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School, the Mayor said the antiquated span breaks down too often, and repairs take too long

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell

Mitchell Supports 8pm Closing Time For Whaling City Festival

Mayor Jon Mitchell says its unfair to blame him for the decision by the Whaling City Festival Committee to cancel this year's summer event. 

The Committee says it pulled the plug on this year's festival because the city refused to extend the event's 8pm closing time

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New Bedford Salutes The Irish And Friendly Sons

It's a great day for the Irish.

Members of the Friendly sons of St. Patrick joined the Mayor and other local politicians to raise the Irish flag Monday morning in front of City Hall.

This years ceremony included an acknowledment of the recent "twinning" of New Bedford and Youghal, Ireland

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TSM - New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge
TSM - New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge To Close For Two Weeks

The New Bedford Fairhaven bridge will be closed to motor vehicle traffic for a two week period beginning March 30th. 

The Department of Transportation says during that time, structural steel repairs will be made to the bridge's floor beams

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Pothole Patrol Up And Running In New Bedford

Its that time of the year.  Extreme cold weather serves to crack street pavement and create potholes.  New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell said this week, the Department of Public Infrastructure is on the case, filling more than 450 potholes over the past week

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Mayor Pushes For More Liquor Licenses For New Bedford

The City of New Bedford is pushing for more liquor licenses.  Mayor Jon Mitchell announced Tuesday, his administration was preparing to file a home rule petition to expand the number of liquor licenses in the City by 25

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Mayor Supports Disaster Relief For Fishing Industry

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, in support of disaster funding for grouind-fishermen in New England. 

Mitchell says about half of New Bedford's 100 draggers have left the fishery, causing hundreds of fishermen and shore-side support workers to lose their jobs

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell Launches Healthy Market Initiative at the Butcher Shop
TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell Launches Healthy Market Initiative at the Butcher Shop

Healthy Markets Initiative Begins In New Bedford

The new Healthy Markets Initiative launched on Monday afternoon in New Bedford.  Mass in Motion Coordinator Kim Ferreira joined Mayor Jon Mitchell at the Butcher Shop on Dartmouth St. for a news conference about the program

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Mayor: Solar Power To Help New Bedford Save Millions

 

New Bedford is on a path right now to develop more solar-power capacity than any city east of the Mississippi Rver. 

That statement from Mayor Jon Mitchell on his weekly radio program Wednesday on WBSM. 

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TSM - Sconticut Neck Plaza Parking Lot as of 5pm Saturday
TSM - Sconticut Neck Plaza Parking Lot as of 5pm Saturday

Southcoast Gears For 10-14 Inches Of Snow

Another winter storm is hitting Southern New England, bringing with it heavy snow, strong winds and blizzard conditions near the Massachusetts coast.  The National Weather Service says the heaviest snowfalls of 10 to 14 inches will occur in Eastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island

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