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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

ACLU Opposes New Bedford Council’s Anti-Panhandling Ideas

The New Bedford City Council's idea to place deputy sheriffs near panhandlers has another opponent, the ACLU.

Deputy Legal Director Sarah Wunsch with the Massachusetts ACLU says law enforcement officers should be focused on crime-related matters...

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Dan McCready / TSM
Dan McCready / TSM

Sheriff Hodgson Dismissive of Anti-Panhandler Suggestion from New Bedford Council

The New Bedford City Council has been brainstorming on methods to decrease panhandling in the city. Thursday night, Council President Linda Morad presented the possibility of having deputies from the Bristol County Sheriff's Office stand beside people begging for money...

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TSM
TSM

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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Dan McCready/TSM
Dan McCready/TSM

Abreu Discusses Withdrawn Panhandling Ordinance

A proposed ordinance requiring licenses for panhandlers in New Bedford was struck down during Thursday night's City Council meeting.

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media
Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

Panhandler Licensing Fails to Move Ahead Due to Resistance by Councilors

Efforts to regulate New Bedford's panhandlers through licensing met its match during Thursday evening's City Council meeting thanks to major concerns over costly lawsuits against the city.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

ACLU Monitoring New Bedford City Council’s Panhandling Ordinance

The American Civil Liberties Union is keeping a close eye on the New Bedford City Council.

Thursday night's meeting will discuss the future of an ordinance that would require panhandlers to obtain a license in order to beg for money...

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New Bedford City Councillor Wants To Regulate Panhandling

Panhandlers are a common sight in New Bedford and now one City Councillor is proposing that they be regulated.

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PLAN B LIFESTYLES-MIC CENTERED

A Plan B For The Panhandler Situation

When it comes to panhandlers, it may be time to institute a Plan B. We know New Bedford City Councilors continue to explore ways to get them off the streets...

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Getty Images

Panhandling Ordinance Back on the Table

The New Bedford City Council is once again looking to draft an ordinance regarding panhandling.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Council Committee Will Wait Before Acting On New Ordinances

The City Council's Committee on Ordinances discussed issues with unlicensed peddling for nearly an hour before deciding not to take any action on changing city ordinances just yet. 

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