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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

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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Fall River Councilor Filing Suit Against Mayor Will Flanagan

Fall River City Councilor Jasiel Correia II has announced he's filing a civil lawsuit against Mayor Will Flanagan.

According to the Herald News, Correia made the decision to file suit after meeting with his own legal counsel and special prosecutor William Connolly.

Connolly is leading an independent investigation into Correia's allegations that Ma

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Officials Celebrate Elevator Installation at Local Library

A vital improvement is being celebrated at a New Bedford library.

Installation of an elevator at the Casa Da Saudade Library has been completed, and acting Library Director Jeff Dickinson tells WBSM News it was a much-needed component to provide access to the entire building

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media
Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

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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