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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

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

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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John Tlumacki / Getty Images

Application Deadline Pushed Back For Region C Casino

The state Gaming Commission now says it will push back the next deadline for casino applications in the Fall River-New Bedford area to at least late September.

At a meeting at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Thursday, the Commission pushed back an application deadline in Southeastern Massachusetts from July 23rd to at least Sept

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TSM - Christian Berrios (L) with United States Attorney for Mass. Carmen Ortiz
TSM - Christian Berrios (L) with United States Attorney for Mass. Carmen Ortiz

Making Good Decisions Subject Of Student Forum At Keith

Sixth grade students at Keith Middle School heard from several speakers Wednesday during a "Your Future, Your Decision" forum sponsored by District Attorney Sam Sutter.

Speakers suggested students should think twice before texting hurtful photos or messages to others because those messages don't go away

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Festival President: Whaling City Festival Will Return This Summer

It's no "April Fools" joke. The Whaling City Festival is back on this year.

That's the word from festival president Allen Richard who says after meeting with his planning committee Monday night, they decided to take Mayor Jon Mitchell up on his one-time trial offer of a 9pm closing time

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge To Close Two Weeks For Repairs

The New Bedford -Fairhaven Bridge is being shut down to motor vehicles on Sunday for a two week period. 

The Sate Department of Transportation says the bridge will close from Sunday, March 30th to Saturday, April 12th so contractors can make structural steel repairs to the bridge's floor beams

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