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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

New Bedford Finds Funding for Firefighters Through FY2016

The New Bedford City Council will be asked Thursday night to transfer funds to cover the cost of 31 firefighter positions until the end of this fiscal year...

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Credit: New Bedford Fire Dept. Facebook Page
Credit: New Bedford Fire Dept. Facebook Page

Mitchell Makes Pitch For Firefighter Funding

Mayor Jon Mitchell spent the day in Washington seeking Federal funding to help support the New Bedford Fire Department.

Mitchell tells WBSM News, he met with the administrator of the so-called "Safer" Grant program, making a case for two more years of funding to support 21 firefighter positions...

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TSM

FEMA to Allow Fire Department Positions to Stay Vacant as SAFER Money Runs Out

A day of reckoning is on the horizon as the clock ticks down on the federal grant funding a third of the fire department through fiscal year '15...

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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...

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