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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - NB School Committee at Keith Middle School
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - NB School Committee at Keith Middle School

Longer Days Ahead For Students

Some New Bedford students will be spending more time in school beginning this fall.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Stanley Mickelson with his wife after Tuesday's victory.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Stanley Mickelson with his wife after Tuesday's victory.

Mickelson Wins Seat On Select Board

Dartmouth has a new select board member after Tuesday's election.

Stanley Mickelson beat David Faria by over 700 votes. The planning board member is new to the political scene, but is ready to serve the town

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Taylor Cormier/TSM

Vice-Chair Of Fairhaven School Committee Passes Away

The Vice-Chairman of the Fairhaven School Committee has passed away.

School officials say David Gonsalves, thought to be in his early 50's, died unexpectedly on Monday.  He served on the School Committee for 8 years

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LOU ST JOHN

NBEA Leader Welcomes Council Involvement

The New Bedford teachers union president says he welcomes the City Council's involvement in school department affairs.

Responding to a Standard Times editorial letter, Lou St. John says over the last several years, the Council may have lost trust in the School Committee after having to appropriate extra funds to the schools from the city-side of government in order to make up a multi-million dollar deficit

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Council Wants to Host Interviews with School Violence Witnesses

City Councilor Brian Gomes says inaction by the School Committee has motivated him to get the City Council involved as it pertains to reported violence in New Bedford Public Schools.

Gomes wants the Council to meet with students and teachers at the middle and high school levels, who have seen fights and other forms of violence firsthand

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell during his weekly radio show on WBSM.
TSM - Mayor Mitchell during his weekly radio show on WBSM.

Mitchell: School Committee Hopes To Increase School Budget

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the School Committee hopes to increase next year's school budget in New Bedford.

Speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM,  the Mayor said the School Department needs to find additional dollars to meet some critical needs at the High School

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TSM - Teachers stage candlelight vigil outside Keith Middle School
TSM - Teachers stage candlelight vigil outside Keith Middle School

Teachers Stage Candlelight Vigil To Protest Teacher Firings

The New Bedford Educators Association continues to protest staff changes planned for New Bedford High School.  Those changes include replacing 29% of teachers and staff.  Teachers lined up outside Keith Middle School Monday night for a candlelight vigil to protest the dismissal of any teachers

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TSM School Committee Debate
TSM School Committee Debate

School Committee Last Night, Councilor-at-Large Candidates Tonight

 

Last night, WBSM hosted a debate between 5 of the 6 candidates for School Committee. The 90 minute debate was held in the auditorium of the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Tonight, we will have a debate between the candidates for Councilor-at-Large. All

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TSM - sign outside New Bedford High School
TSM - sign outside New Bedford High School

School Officials To Upgrade Equipment, Services At NBHS

 

Steps are being taken at New Bedford High School to improve educational attainment there. 

Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin told the School Committee Monday night, the district has secured 200 surplus computers from Greater New Bedford Voke Tech High School. 

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TSM - New Bedford election workers check out ballot boxes delivered to City Hall
TSM - New Bedford election workers check out ballot boxes delivered to City Hall

New Bedford Preliminary Election Results

PRELIMINARY ELECTION RESULTS

* ON NOVEMBER BALLOT

SCHOOL COMMITTEE

FINNERTY 2,682*
NOBREGA 2,486*
AMARAL    2,183*
COTTER   1,856*
MOJICA-MOSQUEA 1,750*
PASTORI   1,569*
JANSON      938

COUNCILOR AT LARGE

MORAD       3,675*
GOMES       2,721*
COELHO     2,162*
ALVES          2,032*
CARNEY      1,886*
SAUNDERS 1,762*
ABREU         1,591*
WATKINS     1,057*
WILDE          1,005*
CHOQUETTE  957*
RHO                 956
DADE               866
FELIX               505

CITY COUNCIL WARD FIVE

BAPTIST       398*
WINTERSON  373*
MACEDO      303
FLETCHER   228
DIXON           191
RADCLIFFE  157
FEENEY        141

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