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Foster Grandparent Ellie Motta and Mayor Jon Mitchell talk with children at Pace Head Start
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Mayor Mitchell Thanks Foster Grandparents

Mayor Jon Mitchell thanked some special volunteers at Pace Head Start Thursday morning.

As part of the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, Mitchell met with several so-called Foster Grandparents, who volunteer their time in the classroom spending quality time with children

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One More For The Road As The Shawmut Diner Closes

The neon lights have flickered off for the last time at the Shawmut Diner, as the business closed down for the last time, Monday.

Phil and Celeste Paleologos have retired from the diner industry, after 33 years of ownership, opting to spend more time with their family

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Committee To Decide Whaling City Festival’s Fate

It looks like the Whaling City Festival is being given a one-time trial with a closing time of 9pm instead of 8pm.

Mayor Jon Mitchell spoke with festival representatives, saying if they provided another hour of police details, more lighting, and cleaned the park, he'd give the later closing time a trial run

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Former Pennsylvania Mayor Coaxes New Bedford To Welcome Casino

The former mayor of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, drew similarities between New Bedford and his city in terms of casino development.

Mayor John Callahan appeared on WBSM's "Mid-Day Live", speaking about KG Urban Enterprises' involvement in bringing a casino to Bethlehem, a former steelworks city

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New Bedford Set For Half Marathon Sunday

Downtown New Bedford is the place to be Sunday, with over 3,000 runners taking off and returning to the start/finish line of the 37th Annual New Bedford Half Marathon.

The race, organized by the Friendly Sons of St

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.

Mayor Understands Teachers’ Frustrations as Rally is Planned

Those standing in support of the teachers at New Bedford High School are planning a rally this Friday at City Hall. The supporters are responding to the implementation of a turnaround plan at the underperforming school, that calls for the replacement of at least 50% of the staff

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Mitchell Supports Marijuana Manufacture, Not Dispensary

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he supports a medical marijuana cultivation center, but not a retail dispensary in New Bedford.

In a letter sent to Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett, Mitchell says after meetings with dispensary representatives and city officials, he feels a dispensary in the city would negatively effect neighborhood quality of life, crime rates, and the city's overall reputation

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New Bedford Council to Consider $25 Million in Loans

Mayor Jon Mitchell is asking the City Council to approve nearly $25 million in loan orders to be used for repairs throughout the city.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell says about $13 million will go towards rehabilitating the main runway at the City's Regional Airport

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New Bedford Library Director’s Contract Not Renewed

The disappearance of nearly 200 library books checked out with dead men's library cards has led to a change at the top of the city's library department.

New Bedford library director Stephen Fulchino's contract was not renewed in a unanimous decision by the Board of Trustees Wednesday

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Walsh and Connolly Out Front in Boston Mayoral Primary

Marty Walsh and John Connolly have emerged as the top two vote-getters in Boston's mayoral primary.

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