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More Time To Diffuse Trash Confusion in New Bedford

New Bedford residents have a little more time to get used to the new trash collection system.

The automated system began going into effect in June, and by all accounts has been quite effective in increasing recycling and decreasing waste

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Mum’s the Word on Keith Middle School Discipline

The alarm system at Keith Middle School is now fully functional. Yet, there are plenty of questions as to how the alarm was disabled since at least 2008. Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell isn't certain if there will ever be a definitive answer since there have been several leadership changes since the school was constructed in 2006

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Stresses Importance of Marine Commerce Terminal’s Original Name

Call it David vs. Goliath.

State Senator Mark Montigny says the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has heard the pleas from New Bedford, and is restoring the name of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Name-Change of South Terminal Causes City vs. State Dispute

Since the conception of the project, numerous city leaders say the construction in South Terminal has been known as the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal.

But in a release from the state this week, the development has been referred to as the Massachusetts and the Southcoast Marine Commerce Terminal, omitting New Bedford

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Boston Globe/Getty Images

Sutter Appoints Special Prosecutor to Investigate Flanagan’s Actions

A special prosecutor will investigate the actions of Fall River Mayor William Flanagan after allegations of intimidation were made by a city councilor.

District Attorney Sam Sutter says due to conflicts of interest, former state and federal prosecutor Willi

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Will Flanagan/Facebook

Mayor Flanagan to Seek Investigation Into Intimidation Allegations

It's a story that seems to grow stranger by the day.

Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan says he will seek an outside independent investigation into claims by a city councilor that the mayor attempted to intimidate him with a gun

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TSM

Lopes Wants Public Input On Longer Mayoral Terms

New Bedford City Council President Joseph Lopes feels the voters should have a say when it comes to longer mayoral terms. Mayor Jon Mitchell is proposing a change to the City's charter that would allow for four-year terms for the next mayor

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Makes Move To Extend Mayoral Terms

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has made an official move to change the City's charter, allowing for four-year mayoral terms instead of the current two-year terms.

Mitchell presented the City Council with the proposal on Wednesday, saying the modification would bring stability to the City's executive branch, allow the mayor to focus on long-term improvements, and cutting down on the relative amount of time spent fundraising and campaigning for re-election

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Mayor Jon Mitchell Takes The “Ice Bucket Challenge”

Not even Mayor Jon Mitchell could escape the viral "ice bucket challenge" that has been sweeping social media.

Mitchell was nominated by Standard Times reporter Jonathan Carvalho to pour a bucket of ice water over his head and donate $10 to research for ALS, or donate $100 if he decided not to participate

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Would Consider Veto On Council’s Clerk Choice

Flashbacks to 2012's City Council pay raise debacle came to mind Wednesday as Mayor Jon Mitchell suggested the possibility of a veto over the Council's choice for City Clerk.

The job is being made available by way of current clerk, Rita Arruda's retireme

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