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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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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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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell discusses job creation in Upper Harbor district during news conference at UpSource on Belleville Ave.
TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell discusses job creation in Upper Harbor district during news conference at UpSource on Belleville Ave.

City Touts Job Creation In Upper Harbor Business District

 

 

The City of New Bedford is touting substantial job growth in the Upper Harbor District along Belleville Avenue.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says over the past year or so, businesses in that part of the city have created more than 300 jobs, and made investments totaling $85 million...

 

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Mayor Pushes East Coast Marine Highway

 

The Port of New Bedford and other East Coast ports have collaborated on a study that makes a case for transporting more freight over the water, rather than by truck on Interstate 95. 

The study focuses on specific costs, schedules and other requirements that would make a marine highway service viable. 

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell (R) reads plaque honoring Dr. John Fletcher for his years on the School Committee.
TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell (R) reads plaque honoring Dr. John Fletcher for his years on the School Committee.

Dr. Fletcher Honored For His Service On School Committee

 

Dr. John Fletcher attended his last New Bedford School Committee meeting this week.

Fletcher served on the school board for eight years before deciding to run for City Council.  He was defeated in the Ward Five primary in October.

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City Hall Flag Plaza Dedicated To WW II Vet Joe Theodore

 

City Hall's Flag Plaza was dedicated to the late Joe Theodore Monday night by Mayor Jon Mitchell and members of the City Council.

Joe Theodore's spent much of his adult life promoting respect for the Stars and Stripes.  

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TSM - City Worker uses "Ecoquip" to remove graffiti from skateboard ramps
TSM - City Worker uses "Ecoquip" to remove graffiti from skateboard ramps

Graffiti-Free NB Campaign Unveiled

 

New Bedford seemingly is going all out to win the war on graffiti.

Mayor Jon Mitchell  unveiled new equipment Thursday called "Ecoquip" that uses air pressure to blow away graffiti on any surface....

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