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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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New Ordinance Regulates Food Trucks In New Bedford

The New Bedford City Council has approved an ordinance regulating food trucks in the city.  The vote was 7-4.

The ordinance increases hours of operation, identifies areas where food trucks can operate, and jumps the annual fee to $600

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New Bedford To Purchase Two Fire Trucks

The City of New Bedford will be acquiring two new pumpers for the Fire Department to replace two apparatus that are more than 20 years old.

The last fire truck added to the department was five years ago

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TSM - MidWeek With Mayor Mitchell
TSM - MidWeek With Mayor Mitchell

Mayor Opposes Waterfront Overlay District

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the prooposed Waterfront Development Overlay District currently making its way through the City Council is "spot zoning," and he's opposed to it.

Mitchell says the plan could be interpreted as giving a boost to the K-G Urban Enterprises' plan for a waterfront casino, and that's not right

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Denis Lawrence Jr. Will Not Seek Re-Election

 

 

A long term member of the New Bedford City Council says he will not seek re-election this fall. 

Denis Lawrence Jr. announced on his Facebook page on Tuesday that after much soul-searching and discussions with his family, he will withdraw from the At-Large race. 

Law

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Mitchell To Follow Council Races Closely This Fall

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he expected to have an opponent this fall, and not having one will allow him to continue his focus on creating jobs and improving education in New Bedford.

But that doesn't mean the Mayor will be ignoring other races on the ballot

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New Bedford Election Contests Take Shape

Following Tuesday's deadline to submit nomination papers to the New Bedford Election Office, the 2013 campaign season is now shaping up in the Whaling City.  Here's a list of candidates.  (Note: * signifies incumbent)

Mayor of New Bedford

Jon Mitchell* (unopposed)
City Council Ward One

Jim Oliveira* (unopposed)
City Council Ward Two

Steve Martins* (unopposed)
City Councilor Ward Three

Henry Bousquet* (unopposed)
City Council Ward Four

Bruce Duarte*

Dana Ribeiro
City Council Ward Five

Dr

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Photo from JaneGonsalves.com

Jane Gonsalves Will Not Seek Re-Election

After twenty years in office, Ward 5 Councillor Jane Gonsalves says she will not seek re-election this year.

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Lopes Pushes for Independent Audit Of City Books

Ward Six City Councilor Joseph Lopes is pushing for a full-scale, independent audit of the city's finances. 

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