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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

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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Local Historian Reacts To Berkshire Hathaway Demolition

The New Bedford mill where billionaire investor Warren Buffett first made his mark is being torn down. 

Roland Letendre, who's owned the Berkshire Hathaway mill in the South End for years, started demolishing the structure on Monday after years of trying to sell it

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New Bedford City Hall Employees Fired After Month-Long Investigation

A month-long investigation leads to the termination of two employees in New Bedford's Auditor's Office.

The Mayor's Office says Acting City Auditor Lynn Gaspar and a second unidentified employee were fired Friday for improperly coding payroll withholdings which would have allowed them to receive larger weekly "take-home" pay than normal

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Mitchell, Morrissey Talk Offshore Wind In Washington

Another trip to Washington for Mayor Jon Mitchell and Wind Energy Center Director Matt Morrissey. 

Both met with representatives from the U-S Commerce Dept. and the Economic Development Administration on Wednesday, discussing New Bedford's future role in offshore wind development in the North Atlantic

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Mitchell: Coast Guard Presence Needed In New Bedford

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he'd love to see a bigger Coast Guard presence in the Port of New Bedford. 

The Coast Guard pulled it's two cutters out of New Bedford during the Kalisz Administration, and despite the efforts of recent Mayors, the cutters have not returned

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TSM - Joseph Lopes address Council following his election as Council President

Joseph Lopes Unanimous Choice As City Council President

 

The New Bedford City Council has unanimously elected Ward Six Councilor Joseph Lopes as the new Council Presdient for 2014.

In his acceptance speech, Lopes said he was honored to be chosen as president.....

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Mitchell: City Streets Passable

 Mayor Jon Mtchell is assessing New Bedford's plowing operation, in the aftermath of a major snow storm that dumped more than eight inches on the city. 

Mitchell says the main roads are passable in New Bedford, side roads however still need some work

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