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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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Commissioner Hopes Preliminary Election Will Attract Voters

 

New Bedford Election Commissioner Maria Tomasia is hoping for a big turnout in Tuesday's preliminary election, but past history tells her the turnout citywide will be less than 15%. 

 

Because there's an open Council seat in Ward Five, Tomasia is hoping voters there will be energized to go to the polls.  T

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Josh Amaral for School Committee on “Mid-Day Live”

In the first of a series of "Meet and Greets" on WBSM, Josh Amaral joined me for an hour of discussion.

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Council Restores $4 Million in School Funds

One week after making a $4 million dollar cut to School Department funding, the City Council voted unanimously Thursday to restore that money to the Fiscal Year 2014 budget.

The School Committee had asked for the restoration on Tuesday during an emergency meeting

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Rosa Say,flickr
Rosa Say,flickr

School Committee Asks Council to Reverse Budget Cuts

New Bedford School Committee members held an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss the City Council's $4 million dollar budget cut.

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Parents and students line Hathaway Road in front of the Keith Middle School before Monday's School Committee meeting to show support for the District's Fine Arts programs.
Parents and students line Hathaway Road in front of the Keith Middle School before Monday's School Committee meeting to show support for the District's Fine Arts programs.

Rally for Arts Teachers at School Committee; 2014 Budget Discussed

Over 100 students, parents and teachers turned out to Monday's School Committee meeting to rally for New Bedford's fine arts programs.

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TSM - Community members address the School Committee
TSM - Community members address the School Committee

New Bedford School Committee Passes Layoff-Ridden Budget

The City Council is next in line to take a close look at the Fiscal Year 2014 New Bedford School Budget.

The School Committee passed the $109-million budget Thursday night, including the layoffs of 250 positions

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