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Ordinance Committee Votes Down Mayor’s Moratorium on Recreational Marijuana

 

The New Bedford City Council's Committee on Ordinances voted down a proposal by Mayor Jon Mitchell Wednesay night to impose a moratorium on recreational marijuana sales in the city until September 30th, 2018.

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Courtesy Ward 2 Councilor Steve Martins
Courtesy Ward 2 Councilor Steve Martins

City Council Bits & Pieces: Council Bids Final Farewell to Bousquet

Thursday's New Bedford City Council meeting marked the end of over five years of service by Ward 3 Councilor Henry Bousquet. 

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City Council Bits & Pieces 01.13.2017

Following each New Bedford City Council meeting, Bits & Pieces will look at some items too small for a full story, but too ignore.

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mayor Mitchell Opposes Giving Seized Homes To The Homeless

The New Bedford City Council discussed a proposed ordinance during their meeting Tuesday night that would convert homes that have either been foreclosed on or taken through tax title by the city and provide them to the homeless.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

New Penalties Proposed for Recreational Vehicles on New Bedford Streets

New Bedford officials hope to crack down on the illegal use of recreational vehicles on city streets with a proposed ordinance announced Monday morning at City Hall. 

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City Council Preparing For Potential Effects of Question 4

The New Bedford City Council passed along four proposed items to one of their committees Thursday in preparation of the passing of Question 4 on the November ballot, which would legalize the recreational use of Marijuana in Massachusetts. 

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New Bedford Pot Laws: “High” On List Of Agenda

We live in a nation whose laws currently ban possession and use of marijuana without a medical license. However, we also live in a state (Massachusetts) which decriminalized marijuana possession and use of, and now in a city (New Bedford) in this state which wants to fine public smoking consumption, if you are confused by marijuana laws, you aren't alone...

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City Council Advances Ordinance to Ban Public Use of Marijuana

Just weeks before registered voters take to the polls to decide the legalization of recreational marijuana, the New Bedford City Council is taking a preemptive approach in banning the substance in public areas across the city.

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Proposal Would Let Landlords Evict Tenants for Gun Crimes

A New Bedford City Councillor wants to give more power to landlords when it comes to evicting problem tenants.

Ward 6 Councillor Joe Lopes is asking the council to draft a home rule petition that would expand the existing state nuisance law to give landlords the authority to evict tenants that are involved in crimes related to the use or illegal possession of guns...

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City Council Continues to Grapple With Ways to Combat ‘Aggressive’ Begging

New Bedford city councilors continue to work out solutions to the city's increased number of panhandlers that won't face legal challenges.

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