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Teachers, Councilors Agree Schools Need Better Discipline

Teachers and parents are saying there is still a serious threat of violence in New Bedford Public Schools.

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New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Council President: Still Ongoing Violence In New Bedford Public Schools

The New Bedford City Council hopes to hear from public school teachers Thursday night, concerning disciplinary issues within the schools.

Councillor-At-Large Brian Gomes says he still hears about troubling behavior from students within the high school and middle schools, and wants to get to the bottom of it, "Every day we hear of incidents

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta at her campaign kickoff event in February.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta at her campaign kickoff event in February.

Mayoral Candidate Giesta Opens Campaign Headquarters

New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta opened up her campaign headquarters at 290 Union St Saturday afternoon.

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Dan McCready/TSM

School Committee Member Discusses FY16 Budget

The New Bedford School Committee recently approved a budget of $120.4 million for the upcoming school year with a six to one vote.

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Parent signs posted in front of Kempton School (Jon Faria/ TSM)
Parent signs posted in front of Kempton School (Jon Faria/ TSM)

Parents Meet With Officials Again Over Kempton School Closing

Things got heated during another meeting between parents and New Bedford school officials at Kempton School Tuesday evening.

Parents voiced their frustrations about the elementary school closing and students being moved to Rodman School

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School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

School Committee Discusses FY16 Budget

Working up to a final budget proposal for FY 16, the New Bedford School Committee met Monday afternoon to discuss how to get to that final proposal.

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New Bedford Schools Survey

New Bedford Public Schools wants to hear from students, staff, parents, and other community members.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Purchases Bike Racks Thanks To SERPEDD Grant

The City of New Bedford continues to do all it can to promote bicycle usage in the city.

Thanks to a $20,000 grant from a regional planning agency, SERPEDD, the city has purchased 163 new bike racks

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More Schools Will Remain Open On Good Friday

A trend is forming that is keeping more and more public schools open on Good Friday.

Old Rochester Regional Public Schools has decided for the first time to open schools this Good Friday.

Meanwhile, across the Rhode Island border, a problem is developing in Cranston, where over 200 teachers and 40 assistants in Cranston are requesting Good Friday off. The Superintendent  is thinking of canceling school.

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New Bedford School Department’s Career Fair Draws A Crowd

Teachers from outside the New Bedford School District were invited to Keith Middle School Saturday to see what it's like to teach in the city and submit applications during a career fair. 

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