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City Council Offers Plan To Address School Dept. Deficit

The New Bedford City Council says it has a plan to resolve the estimated $3-million deficit in the School Department budget. 

Finance Committee chair Jane Gonsalves said at a news conference Tuesday, the Council is prepared to transfer from free cash or reserve accounts the money the School Department needs to close the budget gap

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Mayor: “Safer Grant” Money Fully Accounted For

A crazy allegation.  That's how Mayor Jon Mitchell describes comments made by City Councilor Brian Gomes on Thursday, characterizing the city's Safer Grant for the fire department as "missing."  Mitchell describes the comment as "over the top"

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City Council Supports Carnival At Former Morse Cutting Tools Site

 

The New Bedford City Council has unanimously approved a motion to allow the Cape Verdean Recognition Day Parade Committee to sponsor a carnival at the former Morse Cutting Tools site. 

The Committee says the carnival would serve as a fund-raiser, and help cover the costs of their annual July parade. 

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Land Transfer Vote Completes Marine Commerce Terminal Site

An important vote Thursday night at the City Council meeting. 

The Council approved the transfer of several parcels of land in the South Terminal to the New Bedford Redevelopment Authority, to be part of  the site for the Marine Commerce Terminal

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Mitchell Seeks Sister City Agreement With European Wind Hub

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is asking the City Council to approve a Sister City agreement with Cuxhaven, Germany. 

Mitchell says Cuxhaven has a history similar to New Bedford, a fishing port always dealing with a tough economy

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State Officials Say Marine Commerce Terminal Puts New Bedford In Unique Position

 

Bill White of the Mass. Clean Energy Center says to some,  the proposed Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford when completed,  may look like a giant parking lot.  But White says the $100 million Terminal will put New Bedford in a very unique position.....

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Mitchell Makes Emergency Appointments Of Two Dept. Heads

Mayor Jon Mitchell is making emergency appointments to fill two vacant department head positions. 

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Mitchell Responds To City Council Criticism Of Proposed Ordinance

Mayor Jon Mitchell is dismissing criticism from the City Council that he's trying to ram through an ordinance to crack down on problem properties in New Bedford.  The ordinance would require property owners  to reimburse the city for the cost of police responding to their property, if it happens more than six times over an 18 month period

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City Council Debates New “Problem Properties” Ordinance

Mayor Jon Mitchell is touting a new ordinance to address "problem properties" in the city, and that's not sitting well with some City Councilors.

The Council debated the recently-drafted ordinance Thursday, which would bill property owners for excessive police calls or code violations

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Mitchell Defends Hiring Practices

Mayor Jon Mitchell says people who listen to comments from the New Bedford City Council must sometimes wonder what city they're talking about.  The Mayor responded to comments last week that his administration didn't hire enough women

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