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Mitchell Has Laundry List of Priorities Before Southcoast Rail
With Southcoast Rail's future still cloudy, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the State could focus on other housekeeping items in the interim.
Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell says the replacement of the more-than-a-century-old New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge is at the top of his w…
Lang Encouraged by Potential Southcoast Rail Route Change
A Southcoast Rail Task Force meeting is being set aside until after a MassDOT Board of Directors meeting on Monday. That's when several sources tell WBSM News the Board will abandon plans for the $2+ billion Stoughton route and turn their focus to the much more affordable Lakeville/Middleboro a…
Mitchell Says City is Prepared to Ban Synthetic Marijuana
Mayor Jon Mitchell says his administration will be prepared to enforce legislation created by the City Council concerning synthetic marijuana.
Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell says he's included funding in his budget for a position that would make routine checks of local retailers.…
Mayor Mitchell Skeptic of Acushnet LNG Plan
Mayor Jon Mitchell says he shares some of the same concerns as leaders in Acushnet in regards to eversource's proposed LNG expansion project. The proposal calls for newer, larger tanks at it's existing facility off of Peckham Road.
Mitchell says he's a bit skeptic of Eversource's …
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 $1.2 million, which is being bonded for under the City's Capital Improvement Plan.
Fire Chief Michael Gomes explains he wanted a full-sized ladder truck that…

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