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Morrissey Named To Head Wind Energy Center

Mayor Jon Mitchell is turning to someone he knows well, to develop the offshore wind industry in New Bedford. 

The Mayor announced Tuesday, he was naming Economic Development chief Matt Morrissey to head the New Bedford Wind Energy Center, the entity created by the city to oversee offshore wind-related development

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TSM - Mass. Transportation Sec. Richard Davey speaks during Route 18 dedication.
TSM - Mass. Transportation Sec. Richard Davey speaks during Route 18 dedication.

Officials Celebrate Completion Of Route 18

State and local officials cut a ribbon on Friday to mark the completion of phase one of the Route 18 Improvement Project.

The project includes stamped-concrete intersections, traffic lights and landscaping on a section of Route 18 around Union Street, to slow down traffic and create a way for pedestrians to safely cross the roadway

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EPA Photo

Federal Judge Approves Settlement For NB Harbor Cleanup

 A federal court has accepted a $366 million settlement to remove PCB's from New Bedford Harbor.
 
Attorney General Martha Coakley said Wednesday that she's pleased the United States District Court has accepted the settlement.
 
Coakley called the rul

TSM - New Bedford School Committee meets Monday night.
TSM - New Bedford School Committee meets Monday night.

Teachers Union President Says Morale Is Low In City Schools

The President of the New Bedford Educators Association says morale is very low in city schools. 

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TSM - Custom House Square Park is officially opened.
TSM - Custom House Square Park is officially opened.

New Bedford’s Custom House Square Park Opens

It took only five months to transform Custom House Square from a cracked parking lot into a small park with cement paths, plenty of trees, and lush grass.

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.
TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.

Mitchell: Up To Five Medical Marijuana Groups Looking At New Bedford

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he wants groups seeking to open a medical marijuana facility to come in with business plans and other information, like other companies do when eyeing New Bedford.

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell speaks at 9/11 ceremony at New Bedford City Hall.
TSM - Mayor Mitchell speaks at 9/11 ceremony at New Bedford City Hall.

New Bedford Salutes Victims, First Responders on 9/11

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and other elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday morning, to remember those killed, and those who survived during the 9-11 attacks twelve years ago

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell discusses Solar Project off Hathaway Boulevard
TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell discusses Solar Project off Hathaway Boulevard

Mitchell: New Bedford To Save Millions With Solar Power

Every city in America should be doing what New Bedford is doing, when it comes to solar power. 

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New Bedford Election Contests Take Shape

Following Tuesday's deadline to submit nomination papers to the New Bedford Election Office, the 2013 campaign season is now shaping up in the Whaling City.  Here's a list of candidates.  (Note: * signifies incumbent)

Mayor of New Bedford

Jon Mitchell* (unopposed)
City Council Ward One

Jim Oliveira* (unopposed)
City Council Ward Two

Steve Martins* (unopposed)
City Councilor Ward Three

Henry Bousquet* (unopposed)
City Council Ward Four

Bruce Duarte*

Dana Ribeiro
City Council Ward Five

Dr

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Mayor Mitchell Commends Jury on Whitey Bulger Verdict

Though most of his criminal activity centered around Boston, New Bedford has a notable link to James"Whitey" Bulger and Monday's verdict.

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