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TSM - Groundbreaking Ceremony for new medical center at Riverside Landing
TSM - Groundbreaking Ceremony for new medical center at Riverside Landing

Officials Break Ground On New Medical Center In New Bedford

 

Construction is now beginning on a new urgent care medical facility at Riverside Landing off Coggeshall Street in  New Bedford.  Officials say the project should be completed in about a year. 

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Mitchell Strategizes On Fishing Law Reauthorization

 

Debate on the reauthorization of the nation's commercial fishing law, the Magnuson Stevens Act is about a year away, and Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's working with industry leaders and members of Congress to make the changes the industry says it needs. 

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Mayor Jon Mitchell (R) speaks with Jason Folsum of Siemen's Wind Power
Mayor Jon Mitchell (R) speaks with Jason Folsum of Siemen's Wind Power

New Bedford Hosts Wind Power Conference

 

New Bedford is in the opening stages of welcoming a new industry...offshore wind.

City officials on Tuesday hosted a panel discussion at the Whaling Museum, featuring leaders of Europe's wind industry, manufacturers, and those looking to expand their markets to New Bedford.

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell (center) inspects Fire Department's new Rapid Response rescue boat
TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell (center) inspects Fire Department's new Rapid Response rescue boat

City Showcases New Public Safety Vehicles

 

 

New snow plows, fire engines, ambulances and a rapid response rescue boat have all been purchased or acquired by the City of New Bedford during the last year.

Some of the vehicles were on display Thursday during a press event in the South End.

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

Mitchell Weighs Veto of Casino Zoning Ordinance

The City Council is playing favorites with casino developers. That's according to Mayor Jon Mitchell, who says the council's move to re-zone the Cannon Street Power Station clears a path for KG Urban Enterprises and their waterfront casino proposal

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TSM - Marine Commerce Terminal under construction
TSM - Marine Commerce Terminal under construction

Mitchell: Marine Terminal Will Be 28 Acres Of Blacktop

 

Mayor Jon Mitchell says some people may not be impressed when the $100 million Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford's South End is completed. 

Speaking on weekly radio program, the Mayor said the terminal will amount to 28 acres of blacktop.  B

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Cobblestones, Wide Sidewalks Coming To Bottom Of Union Street

 

 

The bottom of Union Street in New Bedford is getting a new look.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the street asphalt will be replaced with cobblestones, and wide patio style sidewalks will be installed for outdoor seating.

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New Bedford To Purchase Two Fire Trucks

The City of New Bedford will be acquiring two new pumpers for the Fire Department to replace two apparatus that are more than 20 years old.

The last fire truck added to the department was five years ago

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CALM Responds to Loss of Funds, Mayor Mitchell

One of the organizers of the Center for Alternative Life Medicine is speaking out after a major plug was pulled on the project.

Dawn Blake Souza of CALM called into WBSM's "Mid-Day Live" program, discussing backer New England Treatment Access's decision to pull $1 million in funding in light of New Bedford's hesitance to change zoning laws that would allow for a dispensary in the South End

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TSM - MidWeek With Mayor Mitchell
TSM - MidWeek With Mayor Mitchell

Mayor Opposes Waterfront Overlay District

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the prooposed Waterfront Development Overlay District currently making its way through the City Council is "spot zoning," and he's opposed to it.

Mitchell says the plan could be interpreted as giving a boost to the K-G Urban Enterprises' plan for a waterfront casino, and that's not right

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