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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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John Tlumacki / Getty Images

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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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

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

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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