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Two new fire engines parked outside City Hall./ Taylor Cormier / TSM
Two new fire engines parked outside City Hall./ Taylor Cormier / TSM

New Bedford Purchases Two New Fire Engines

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes has been advocating for new fire engines since becoming Chief nearly four years ago. On Tuesday, he got his wish.

Mayor Jon Mitchell unveiled two new fire engines outside City Hall

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Bus Riders United holding rally on steps of New Bedford City Hall

Bus Riders United Hold Rally For Night Service

Rally cries filled the front steps of New Bedford City Hall Tuesday afternoon calling for more night time bus service.

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New Bedford Salutes The Irish And Friendly Sons

It's a great day for the Irish.

Members of the Friendly sons of St. Patrick joined the Mayor and other local politicians to raise the Irish flag Monday morning in front of City Hall.

This years ceremony included an acknowledment of the recent "twinning" of New Bedford and Youghal, Ireland

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Local Markets Participate In Healthy Choices Program

We are what we eat. On the South Coast, we are experiencing a high rate of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. To help reverse some of these unhealthy trends, five local 'mom and pop' neighborhood markets will participate in a new program designed at getting customers to make healthier food and beverage choices.

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TSM - Peter Barney (L) joins Councilor Denis Lawrence Jr. (R) at podium in City Council Chambers Thursday night.
TSM - Peter Barney (L) joins Councilor Denis Lawrence Jr. (R) at podium in City Council Chambers Thursday night.

City Council Honors Peter Barney On His Retirement

The New Bedford City Council honored Peter Barney with a standing ovation Thursday night. 

Barney, the current full-time administrator in the Assessors Office, is retiring next month after 35 years at City Hall

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TSM - New Bedford City Hall

Peter Barney To Retire October 8th

The long time assistant to the Board of Assessors in New Bedford is stepping down.  Peter Barney says he's retiring as of October 8th. 

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell speaks at 9/11 ceremony at New Bedford City Hall.
TSM - Mayor Mitchell speaks at 9/11 ceremony at New Bedford City Hall.

New Bedford Salutes Victims, First Responders on 9/11

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and other elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday morning, to remember those killed, and those who survived during the 9-11 attacks twelve years ago

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Clergy Leads Prayer Service at City Hall

City and town halls across the region hosted religious prayer services on Thursday, as part of the National Day of Prayer. 

 In New Bedford, about 25 people attended a 45 minute service on the steps of City Hall

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City, State Sign “Cooperation Agreement” For Marine Terminal

City and State officials gathered Monday at City Hall to sign a cooperation agreement for the construction and use of the $100 million Marine Commerce Terminal to be in  Bedford's South End. 

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