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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta.

Maria Giesta Kicks Off Mayoral Campaign

With three decades of experience in Washington D.C., Maria Giesta is now setting her sights on the Third Floor Office in City Hall.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

dNB Is A Hit With Me!

Mayor Mitchell @MayorMitchellNB and Taylor @WBSM1420 at @dNBBurgers - lunch is served! pic.twitter.com/gfv9fOdXB9

— City of New Bedford (@NewBedford_MA) February 4, 2015

 

For those of you who ha

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

New Bedford Municipal Website Receives Award

The City of New Bedford's website is now award-winning.

The Massachusetts Municipal Association presented the City with the 2015 Municipal Website Award, recognizing the site as one that displays excellence in customer service, functionality, convenience, and government transparency

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Kerry Winterson, Facebook
Kerry Winterson, Facebook

Winterson One of Three Councilors Opposed to “Problem Properties” Ordinance

Ward Five City Councilor Kerry Winterson seems to be cool to Mayor Mitchell's proposed "problem properties" ordinance.

Winterson was one of three councilors to vote against the ordinance in committee Tuesday night

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

“Problem Properties” Goes Before Ordinance Committee Again

An ordinance designed to hold landlords accountable has remained in committee for two years, but could be decided on Tuesday night.

Mayor Jon Mitchell's "Problem Properties" proposal will again be discussed in the City Council's Committee on Ordinances, after undergoing revisions

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Mayor Jon Mitchell introduces his proposed "Problem Properties" ordinance in front of a run-down home on Ashley St. in 2013. Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Mayor Jon Mitchell introduces his proposed "Problem Properties" ordinance in front of a run-down home on Ashley St. in 2013. Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Mitchell Pushes For Passage of Problem Properties Ordinance

The New Bedford City Council is getting set to once again discuss Mayor Jon Mitchell's proposed "Problem Properties" ordinance.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell says the ordinance has been in and out of committee for nearly two years, and needs

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TSM
TSM

City Council Approves Millions In Capital Improvement Funding

During its second time in front of the City Council, a $4.97 million capital improvement plan was approved Thursday evening.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Whaleman Statue Vandalized…..Again

The iconic New Bedford "Whaleman Statue" has once again been vandalized.

It's at least the second time in a year that the tip of the harpoon has been damaged.

A crack on the harpoon was noticed last week

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Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Boston Sues Gaming Panel Over Casino Location

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has filed suit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, arguing Charlestown residents should have a vote on a $1.6 billion casino planned by Wynn Resorts in nearby Everett

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Fall River Police
Fall River Police

Fall River Man Arrested For Threatening Former Mayor Will Flanagan With Large Scissors

A Fall River man is arrested after allegedly threatening former Mayor Will Flanagan with a large pair of scissors.

The Fall River Herald reports 28-year-old Andrew Rak faces multiple charges after allegedly breaking into Flanagan's car Saturday afternoon, and threatening to kill the former mayor with a pair of large ceremonial scissors taken from the vehicle.

Flanagan told police he was home at the time, and went outside to confront the man

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