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Alves: Council Being Kept “In The Dark” About Marine Commerce Terminal

City Councilor David Alves feels the Council is being kept in the dark about future operations at the Marine Commerce Terminal, now under construction in the South End.

Alves think's the Council should get a guided tour of the project

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City Council Appoints Former Member, Current Employee, As City Clerk

The City Council appointed former councilor Dennis Farias to the position of city clerk Thursday night, with the body voting nine-to-two to accept Farias over Assistant Carver Town Clerk Elizabeth Nichols

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City Council Wants Update on Downtown Post Office Closure

The U.S. Postal Service is poised to shutter the downtown post office for good, and that's not sitting well with At-Large City Councilor Naomi Carney. Carney said it makes no sense that the post office will be moved out of downtown

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Jim Phillips / TSM

City Clerk Vote Set For July 17th Council Meeting

City Council President Joseph Lopes says the Council is still on schedule to select a new City Clerk at its July meeting.

Lopes says the council is reviewing the credentials of 38 candidates in the first round of applications, plus another five candidates deemed "qualified" by the city's Personnel Office

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Durkin Presents FY15 School Budget To City Council

Supt. Pia Durkin spent almost four hours defending her FY15 school budget Wednesday night, but it looks like it may have been worth it.

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Ward 4 Councilor Dana Rebeiro | Twitter
Ward 4 Councilor Dana Rebeiro | Twitter

Rebeiro’s Absence From Meeting Prompts Response From Councilors

Ward 4 City Councilor Dana Rebeiro's absence from Thursday night's meeting drew a sharp response from her fellow councilors.

At-Large Councilor Linda Morad repeatedly insisted that almost all items on the agenda receive a full roll-call vote, highlighting Rebeiro's absence every time her name was called

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FEMA to Allow Fire Department Positions to Stay Vacant as SAFER Money Runs Out

A day of reckoning is on the horizon as the clock ticks down on the federal grant funding a third of the fire department through fiscal year '15. New Bedford's Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky told the City Council during Monday's budget hearing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will grant the city waivers to allow vacant positions due to retirements or fire fighters leaving to remain that way

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Denis Lawrence Withdraws Application For City Clerk’s Job

Former City Councilor Denis Lawrence has informed the Council President, he is withdrawing his application for the position of City Clerk.

The news of Lawrence's decision has greatly saddened Ward Three Councilor Henry Bousquet

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Ward 3 Councilor Henry Bousquet speaking at recent City Council meeting.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Ward 3 Councilor Henry Bousquet speaking at recent City Council meeting.

City Council Hears Motion To Ban Styrofoam

New Bedford could become the first city in Massachusetts to ban the use of Styrofoam.

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Application Deadline Pushed Back For Region C Casino

The state Gaming Commission now says it will push back the next deadline for casino applications in the Fall River-New Bedford area to at least late September.

At a meeting at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Thursday, the Commission pushed back an application deadline in Southeastern Massachusetts from July 23rd to at least Sept

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