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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Councilor Brian Gomes speaking during City Council meeting.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Councilor Brian Gomes speaking during City Council meeting.

Whaling City Festival May Get Second Chance

The Whaling City Festival may still live on after a discussion between Mayor Jon Mitchell and the festival's planning committee yesterday.

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2014 State of the City Address/TSM
2014 State of the City Address/TSM

Mitchell Delivers State Of The City Address

Mayor Jon Mitchell delivered his annual State of the City address Tuesday, calling for a new Fairhaven bridge and increased economic competitiveness. Ward 2 City Councilor Steven Martins, however, said the address was short on specifics and that something needs to be done about New Bedford having the highest unemployment in the state

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TSM - New Bedford City Hall
TSM - New Bedford City Hall

Councilors Get Few Answers On City Finances

Councilors grilled City Finance chief Ari Sky and Solicitor Mikaela McDermott at Monday night's Fnance Committee meeting about city finances, but came away with few answers. 

Councilors pressed Sky and McDermott about how the potential $1

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bladepdx5,flickr

New Airport Manager On The Job

The new Manager for the New Bedford Regional Airport was announced at Thursday night's City Council meeting.  Erick D'Leon has years of experience with airport management and is excited to be here in New Bedford

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Getty Images

City Council Wants “No Trespassing” Signs At Serenity Gardens

A request to post "No Trespassing" and "No Loitering" signs at the Serenity Gardens, formerly the Morse Twist Drill site, will be sent to Mayor Jon Mitchell and the Chief of Police.

The motion passed on a 9-2 vote at Thursday night's City Council meeting

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tsm - file photo

Four Outgoing City Councilors Honored For Their Service

 

 The New Bedford City Council last night honored four Councillors who are leaving the Council in January. 

Among them was City Council President Bruce Duarte, who served for six years.  D

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New Bedford City Hall
New Bedford City Hall

City Council Takes Steps To Open Dialogue With Mayans

 

The New Bedford City Council wants to send a clear message to the city's Mayan community that they are welcomed here, and the city will not tolerate any type of discrimination against anyone. 

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Mayor: Ten NBHS Students Moved To Alternative High School

 

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he wants safe schools in the City of New Bedford, and he believes Superintendent. Dr. Pia Durkin and her staff are working to make that happen. 

The Mayor says after several altercations between students and teachers at New Bedford High School, the Superintendent made some changes.....

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Elephant’s Habitat Included In City’s Capitol Plan

 

The City of New Bedford's five year plan to spend $43 million on repairs to city buildings includes upgrading the home of elephants Ruth and Emily at the Buttonwood Park Zoo. 

Mayor Jon Mitchell announced details of the plan on Friday.  I

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Councilors Want To Visit Pennsylvania Casino

 

Members of the New Bedford City Council wants to visit the community of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to see how a casino there has impacted that city.

The Bethlehem Sands Casino was developed by K-G Urban Enterprises, the same firm that wants to bring a casino to New Bedford's waterfront.

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