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Final Casino Forum Draws Crowd Of Support

The final of three public forums discussing the proposed New Bedford casino saw a decent crowd turn out to Normandin Middle School Wednesday night. 

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Dozens lined up to ask panelists questions at Wednesday night's forum. Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Dozens lined up to ask panelists questions at Wednesday night's forum. Greg Desrosiers/TSM

More Residents Getting Involved In Casino Discussion

More residents are getting involved in discussions about the proposed New Bedford waterfront casino, with less than two weeks away from the citywide referendum. 

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Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Stern Talks Limitations and No-Smoking At New Bedford Casino

Pending approval from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Thursday, KG Urban Enterprises forges ahead with a New Bedford casino proposal.

The City and KG Urban have agreed to strict building restrictions, including limited signage and a scaled-down hotel

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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP
Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

Small Crowds, Big Questions At City’s First Public Casino Forum

Roughly 40 New Bedford residents turned out for the city's first public casino forum at Roosevelt Middle School Thursday night. 

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Part of the "Nautical Nuances" exhibit at the State Pier terminal. (Jon Faria/TSM)
Part of the "Nautical Nuances" exhibit at the State Pier terminal. (Jon Faria/TSM)

Art Hits New Bedford’s Waterfront

You might want to look twice at the jumble of vines near New Bedford's State Pier terminal.

The giant squid made out of invasive plant life is all a part of the Seaport Artwalk project opened Saturday evening on the downtown waterfront

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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP
Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

Committee On Finance Places Host Community Agreement Discussion On Hold

The City Council's Committee on Finance was scheduled to discuss the Host Community Agreement between Mayor Jon Mitchell and KG Urban Enterprises regarding a potential waterfront casino, but committee chairman and Ward Six Councilor Joe Lopes withdrew the item from the agenda.

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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP
Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

New Bedford Casino Vote Slated For June

New Bedford voters will decide the future of the proposed waterfront casino in less than two months.

The City Council approved a June 23 ballot question during Thursday night's meeting with a 10-0 vote.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell aboard the Charles W. Morgan waving to the crowd of hundreds gathered at New Bedford State Pier.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell aboard the Charles W. Morgan waving to the crowd of hundreds gathered at New Bedford State Pier.

2014 Top Stories – Charles W. Morgan Returns To New Bedford Harbor

New Bedford saw the Charles W. Morgan docked in the harbor for the first time in 80 years this summer. For over a week, thousands flocked to take a tour of the oldest surviving whaling ship and learn about its rich history. -Greg Desrosiers

 

After nearly 80 years of waiting, the oldest surviving whaling ship is back in New Bedford.

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City Council Questioning Casino Negotiations

The New Bedford City Council is once again asking Mayor Jon Mitchell about his intentions on a waterfront casino.

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Photo from NOAA
Photo from NOAA

$88 Million In Earmarks For New Bedford Awaits Governor’s Approval

Over $88 million in earmarks is included for New Bedford as part of an environmental bond bill. State Representative Antonio Cabral says the bill passed the house Thursday night, and now heads to the Governor's desk

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