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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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Sutter Set To Take Oath Of Office As New Fall River Mayor

Fall River's newest mayor is set to take his oath of office.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Sam Sutter and wife Dottie during victory celebration.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Sam Sutter and wife Dottie during victory celebration.

Sutter Victorious In Fall River Recall Election

In a historic recall election, Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan has been ousted and Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter will replace him.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Flanagan Loses Recall Election, Sutter Wins

Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan has conceded a mayoral recall election to Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter, one of seven challengers he faced in a two-part recall vote.

Flanagan conceded Tuesday night after coming up short on both parts of the ballot

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Legally Tight-Lipped On Arbitration Award for Firefighters

Next week, the City Council will take a vote on an arbitration award that will grant New Bedford firefighters a 7.5% raise over the next three years. The entire package will cost taxpayers $4.1 million dollars, which will come out of the City's General Fund

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

City Hall Exterior Undergoing Restoration Efforts

Watch your head next time you enter New Bedford City Hall. Scaffolding has been set up around the entrance to the 158-year-old building, as city workers begin to clean and restore the brownstone exterior

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“Buddy” Cianci Loses Mayoral Bid to Elorza

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Providence mayor and two-time felon Buddy Cianci has lost his comeback bid to Democrat Jorge Elorza.

Elorza defeated the independent Cianci and Republican Daniel Harrop on Tuesday

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media
Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Trash Regulations To Be Fully Enforced

Effective this weekend, the City of New Bedford will begin fully enforcing any and all trash regulations in regards to the new collection system.

Mayor Jon Mitchell had extended the so-called "grace period", where residents found to be out of compliance were only given warnings, through the end of October

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"Cowboy" Ben Alman, flickr
"Cowboy" Ben Alman, flickr

Menino, Boston’s Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

Long-serving former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has died. He was 71.

Spokeswoman Dot Joyce says Menino died Thursday morning in the company of his family and friends. He had been diagnosed with advanced cancer in February 2014, shortly after leaving office

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Hall Display Vandalized Earlier This Month

A significant display at City Hall in New Bedford had been vandalized earlier this month according to Mayor Jon Mitchell.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell confirmed the domestic violence awareness display in front of City Hall, which consists of a tree strung with decorative lights, had been tampered with

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