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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
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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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Councilor Brian Gomes speaking during City Council meeting.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Councilor Brian Gomes speaking during City Council meeting.

Whaling City Festival May Get Second Chance

The Whaling City Festival may still live on after a discussion between Mayor Jon Mitchell and the festival's planning committee yesterday.

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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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