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Jim Phillips | TSM

Superintendent Presents Budget Proposal To Council

The City Ccouncil's final budget hearing was dedicated to Supt. Pia Durkin's FY16 proposal Thursday night.

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Photo:  Bridgewater State Hospital
Photo: Bridgewater State Hospital

Acushnet Middle School Gunman Set Free

The man found not guilty by reason of insanity for the murder of an Acushnet middle school nurse was released from custody this past April.

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Credit: City On A Hill
Credit: City On A Hill

City On A Hill Moves To New, Permanent Location

Students at the City on a Hill Charter School in New Bedford began classes Tuesday at the school's new home.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Man With Gun Reported Near New Bedford School

New Bedford Police had their guns drawn this morning after receiving reports of a man with a firearm near Holy Family Holy Name School in the West End.

The call came in around 7:30am Tuesday morning, with reports indicating a man had fired a rifle near the school

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TSM

City Council Wants Kempton Elementary To Remain Open

The New Bedford School Committee has proposed to close Kempton Elementary School in order to save $235,000 in the FY16 budget. The City Council requested that Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin and the School Committee reconsider the closure during Thursday night's meeting.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Parents Don’t Want Kempton Closed

The New Bedford School Committee approved Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin's FY16 budget proposal of $120.4 million during a public hearing Monday night but Mayor Jon Mitchell plans to reduce that amount before presenting his city budget to the City Council on Wednesday.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Despite School Committee Approval, Mayor Plans To Cut Durkin’s Proposal

The New Bedford School Committee approved Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin's proposed $120.4 million budget Monday night 6-1. However, the mayor will not support it. 

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Credit UMass Twitter Feed
Credit UMass Twitter Feed

Marty Meehan Named Next President Of 5-campus UMass System

A former congressman and current chancellor of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell is taking over the entire five-campus UMass system.

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YouTube

New Bedford School Leaders Seek Community Feedback

The New Bedford Public Schools released a survey this week seeking feedback from the community regarding the state of the city's schools.

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BojanM79, Reddit

What Did This Dad Do to Make His Daughter Look So Glum?

Dads just keep coming up with more and more clever ways to keep an eye on their daughters.

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