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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

Three-Dozen Candidates Officially File Nomination Papers in New Bedford

36 people, including eleven incumbents, are running for political office in New Bedford ahead of the upcoming elections.

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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford
New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

Who’s Running in New Bedford? Here’s Your Complete List

NEW BEDFORD — It's shaping up to be a busy election season in New Bedford.

Tuesday was the last day for candidates to hand in their signed nomination packets for this year's city elections...

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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford
New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

Citizens Group Looks to Lengthen New Bedford’s Mayoral Term with Ballot Question

NEW BEDFORD - A citizens group is looking to garner support to lengthen the mayoral term in New Bedford.

The group, "New Bedford Fourward," is looking to expand the term for mayor from two years to four, beginning in 2019...

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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford
New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

Nomination Papers for Elected Office Now Available at New Bedford City Hall

NEW BEDFORD - With several elected officials in New Bedford having already announced they will not be seeking re-election, it's sure to be a lively election season in the city...

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New Bedford Educators Association President Lou St. John speaks at Monday's school budget hearing. | Jon Faria/TSM
New Bedford Educators Association President Lou St. John speaks at Monday's school budget hearing. | Jon Faria/TSM

School Committee Approves FY18 School Budget

Despite seeing multiple cuts in next year's budget, New Bedford officials say student won't see any loss of services.

During Monday's meeting, the New Bedford School Committee reviewed the latest version of the FY18 school operating budget, and passed it with a 5-2 vote...

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Dartmouth Town Hall
Dartmouth Town Hall

Close Race for Dartmouth School Committee, Full Town Election Results

DARTMOUTH - The race for two seats on the School Committee came down to the wire as results rolled into Town Hall Tuesday evening, with one incumbent took the top spot while the other was defeated by newcomer Kathleen Amaral. 

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The Carell Group
The Carell Group

Dartmouth Police Station Funding, Select Board and School Committee Races Being Decided Today

DARTMOUTH - It's Eelection Day in Dartmouth.

The big question on the ballot is whether to approve a Proposition 2 ½ override for just over $13 million for the design and construction of a new police station on Tucker Road...

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NB Preliminary FY18 School Budget Revealed

New Bedford school officials revealed a preliminary $145,420,517 budget for FY18 on Monday night.

That number includes $10-million in enhancement requests, which are considered important to moving the district toward their performance goals...

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Innovation Zone Not Likely For NB Middle Schools

New Bedford is unlikely to move forward with Innovation Zone plans for the city's middle schools.

At Monday's School Committee meeting, officials announced the district would pursue a different middle school redesign as they try to improve grades...

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Jon Faria/TSM
Jon Faria/TSM

School Climate, Community Engagement Among Supt. Durkin’s Top Goals

New Bedford Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin presented the School Committee with her goals for the 2016-2017 school year Monday night.

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