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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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TSM - Mayor Mitchell speaks at Grand Opening of Hillman Street Support Center, 181 Hillman Street on Thursday.
TSM - Mayor Mitchell speaks at Grand Opening of Hillman Street Support Center, 181 Hillman Street on Thursday.

New Bedford Opens Support Center For Seniors

The New Bedford Council on Aging is hoping to improve the quality of life for senior citizens with the opening of its Hillman Street Support Center.  The grand opening was held on Thursday. 

The Center, at 181 Hillman St

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Mitchell Wants To Keep Post Office As Is

A real estate specialist with the U.S. Postal Service is looking to relocate services provided at the Downtown New Bedford Post Office on Pleasant Street.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's "dead set" against it

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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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