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New Bedford Fire Dept
New Bedford Fire Dept

New Bedford Firefighters Saved with SAFER Grant Approval

The City of New Bedford has received the $12 million SAFER grant.

The federal grant announced by Congressman William Keating lifts the threat of the layoffs of 63 firefighters for the time being

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City Council Holds Final Budget Hearings

Some massive layoffs could hit New Bedford's Fire Department this fall, if a federal grant doesn't get renewed for the city.

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell
TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell

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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