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Mayor Mitchell Wants Name Change For New Bedford Highway

Mayor Jon Mitchell wants to change the name of a section of Route 18.

In a letter to the City Council, Mayor Mitchell is requesting the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway be changed to John. F. Kennedy Boulevard

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta at her campaign kickoff event in February.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta at her campaign kickoff event in February.

Mayoral Candidate Giesta Opens Campaign Headquarters

New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta opened up her campaign headquarters at 290 Union St Saturday afternoon.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Polito Vague on Fate of New Bedford Commerce Terminal

Unclear answers from the Baker administration on what will become of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal.

The terminal, originally budgeted at $113 million, is $10 million over-budget, behind schedule, and will not play host to Cape Wind - the failed offshore wind project

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New Bedford Faces “Stark Fiscal Realities” With FY16 Budget

The New Bedford City Council Chambers were filled with city department heads Wednesday night as Mayor Jon Mitchell presented his FY16 budget proposal of $297 million. 

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No Charges Against Former Fall River Mayor, Report Concludes

The investigation is complete into allegations a city councillor made against the former mayor of Fall River.

Special Prosecutor William Connolly was appointed to the case after City Councillor Jasiel Correia claimed former Mayor William Flanagan threatened him by displaying a gun during a late night meeting last August

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Durkin’s Budget Reduced By $4.4 Million, Mayor Still Thinks It’s Too High

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin presented her revised budget proposal to the New Bedford School Committee Wednesday night during a budget workshop meeting.

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Proposal at the Finish Line [VIDEO]

Mayor Walsh’s Chief Of Staff, Dan Koh, proposed to his girlfriend, Amy Sennett, at the Boston Marathon finish line! She said yes after running the 26.2 miles on a cold and rainy day!

Here's a photo of the happy couple before the run, Amy is none the wiser of Dan's plans for her!

POPSUGAR reported o

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Gov. Baker Labels Marine Commerce Terminal a Mistake; Mayor Mitchell Responds

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's confident the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal will pay off in the long-run.

Governor Charlie Baker made a statement on the Howie Carr Show Tuesday afternoon, siding with State Energy Secretary Matthew Beaton saying the $113 million investment by the state was not well spent on the project which had no assurance the now-defunct Cape Wind project would establish a base of operations at the terminal

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell: Jobs Freeze Staying As Long As Necessary

The City of New Bedford is trying to offset mounting costs by putting a freeze on new hires.

Mayor Jon Mitchell ordered the freeze Tuesday, saying expenses the City has no control over are putting too much of a strain on New Bedford's finances

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City of New Bedford Implements Immediate Hiring Freeze

The City of New Bedford has put a freeze on hiring for the foreseeable future.

The City's Chief Financial Officer, Ari Sky, sent a memo to department heads informing them of the hiring freeze, citing excessive snow removal costs, expiring grants, and a multitude of other expenses as the cause for the immediate action

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