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City Dedicates Downtown Plaza to Former Mayor Jack Markey

City officials dedicated the Front Street Plaza to former Mayor Jack Markey Thursday for his work in setting the stage for a prosperous downtown New Bedford.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Unveils Custom-Build Ladder Truck [VIDEO]

The City of New Bedford unveiled it's latest addition to the Fire Department - a custom-built ladder truck.

The Ladder 3 truck came at a cost of $1...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Three Finalists for New Bedford Police Chief Leaked

The three finalists for police chief in New Bedford are being made public, though, unofficially.

A member of the Mayor's screening committee confirmed to WBSM News Wednesday the three candidates they recommended to Mayor Jon Mitchell are Capt...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Mitchell: Search for New Bedford Police Chief in Final Stages

The search for a new police chief for the City of New Bedford is winding down.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says an announcement is forthcoming...

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Dr. John Saunders speaks to audiance at Tifereth Israel Congregation | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Dr. John Saunders speaks to audiance at Tifereth Israel Congregation | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Survivor Recounts ‘Miracles’ as City Observes Holocaust Memorial

Despite the rain, dozens gathered at Buttonwood Park's Holocaust Memorial and many more filled the main sanctuary of Tifereth Israel Congregation for New Bedford's 35th annual Holocaust Memorial Observance Sunday evening.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Says Fire Dept. Issues Need To Be Put In Context

Protests over the City's rolling fire station brownouts are expected to begin Thursday afternoon outside of City Hall. Mayor Jon Mitchell says the situation regarding the Fire Department's budget needs to be put into context...

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Protests Over New Bedford Fire Station Closures to Begin This Week

A group of concerned citizens is planning to march on New Bedford City Hall this week, protesting the ongoing rolling blackouts of the City's fire stations...

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

ACLU Monitoring New Bedford City Council’s Panhandling Ordinance

The American Civil Liberties Union is keeping a close eye on the New Bedford City Council.

Thursday night's meeting will discuss the future of an ordinance that would require panhandlers to obtain a license in order to beg for money...

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Doug Macgunnigle/WPRO News
Doug Macgunnigle/WPRO News

New Partnership Announced to Curb Gun Violence in New England

A new initiative to stem gun violence throughout New England was announced in Providence Wednesday. Mayors and law enforcement officials of the New England Regional Gun Violence Summit, headed by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, touted a new partnership between New England communities that seeks to reduce trafficking of illegal guns and gun violence...

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Mitchell: New Bedford Workers Should Earn More than Minimum Wage

In his State of the City address last week, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell outlined many of his goals for the City in 2016, one of them being a pay raise for some City workers...

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