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‘Paul Revere Sign’ Too Unsafe To Remove

The "Paul Revere sign" visible from Interstate 195 in New Bedford continues to decay.

It was announced over a year ago the sign would be taken down and moved into storage until funding was available to restore it.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell says removing the sign h

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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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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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Community Leaders Agree to New Bedford Action Plan

A friendlier New Bedford is the goal of a Community Action Plan signed by local organization members Wednesday.

Mayor Jon Mitchell, representatives of the NAACP, the Puerto Rican and Latin American Culture Committee, the Human Relations Commission, and members of the faith community agreed to improve the statues of various social issues outlined in the document over the next five years

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Environmental Protection Agency

New Bedford Mayor Appoints Special Counsel to AVX Settlement

A familiar name in the world of law has been named Special Counsel as the City prepares to implement a $366-million settlement between AVX and the EPA.

Mayor Jon Mitchell has appointed former attorney David Waxler, who will help develop policy, review regulations, and evaluate legal documents related to the remediation efforts in the New Bedford Harbor

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New Bedford Mayor Creates Offshore Wind Advisory Committee

Mayor Jon Mitchell has assembled a committee aimed at smoothing and streamlining the process going forward with the South End Maritime Commerce Terminal and Cape Wind, LLC.

The Offshore Wind Advisory Committee consists of ten members, each one tied to either alternative energy or manufacturing fields

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Red Sox Staffers Volunteer at New Bedford Food Pantry

Red Sox staff members went to bat today for needy families in New Bedford, volunteering at the American Red Cross Food Pantry on Kempton Street.

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AVX to Pay $366mil to Fund New Bedford Harbor Cleanup

The parent company of Aerovox has reached a settlement with the EPA regarding the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site.

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New Bedford Commemorates 9/11


This year's remembrance of September 11th, 2001 served as a call to community volunteerism in New Bedford.

City and State officials gathered in front of City Hall today, before a sizeable crowd, recalling the events of that day and the aftermath that has transformed the nation

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Mitchell Attends Arguments for Fishing Lawsuit

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell was in Boston this morning, as part of an oral argument session presented to the Federal Appeals Court.

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