Mayor of New Bedford

Its Mitchell Vs. Giesta In The Race For Mayor
Its a two way race for Mayor of New Bedford. Two term incumbent Jon Mitchell is being challenged by newcomer Maria Giesta. They were the only candidates who filed papers to run for Mayor before Tuesday's deadline.
One candidate who many thought would get into the mayoral race, did not file paper…
Mitchell’s Inaugural Address Highlights Need For School Reform
Mayor Jon Mitchell has begun his second term in office with an Inaugural Address that contained repeated references about the need for change in New Bedford Schools.
Speaking Monday night at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, the Mayor insisted that school reform is absolutely necessary.…
Mayor Announces Thursday Parking Ban For New Bedford
With more than a foot of snow forecasted for the Southcoast, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced that a parking ban will go into effect in the city at 5pm on Thursday.  Generally, residents should park their vehicles on the side of the street opposite the fire hydrants...
Rosemary Tierney Remembers JFK
Thursday is the 50th anniversary of the Assasination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, an event that affected just about everyone living at the time. 
Former New Bedford Mayor Rosemary Tierney was picking up her kids from the Wnslow School 50 years ago, when she was told by a teacher that …