New Bedford City Council: Treat Safety Personnel COVID Deaths as ‘Line of Duty’
New Bedford's City Council unanimously passed a motion Thursday calling on the city to treat Covid-19 deaths of public safety personnel as presumed deaths in the line of duty.
New Bedford Schools Will Continue School Resource Officer Program
School Resource Officers will remain in New Bedford's public schools, Superintendent Thomas Anderson announced Monday at the school committee public meeting.
New Bedford City Council Supports Striking Steelworkers
New Bedford's City Council voted June 10 to support striking Allegheny Technology Inc. workers.
New Bedford City Council Seeks Reversal on Limiting Whaling City Festival’s Hours
The New Bedford City Council voted unanimously to request Mayor Mitchell ask the Board of Health to reverse its mandated closing for the Whaling City Festival.
Mitchell Presents New Bedford FY2022 Budget to City Council
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell presented his $431 million municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2022 in a special meeting of the city council Wednesday.
New Bedford City Council Tables Motion to Condemn CfJJ Report
New Bedford Ward 4 Councilor Derek Baptiste moved for the motion to condemn a report accusing New Bedford Police of racial profiling to be tabled. It passed 6-4.
Morad: New Bedford Should Expect Hike in Water, Sewer Rates
Councilor Linda Morad said the City of New Bedford could be fined up to $464,000 a day for not updating its water and sewer systems to federal specifications.
New Bedford Councilors Want Answers on Public Safety Issues
The New Bedford City Council is asking Mayor Jon Mitchell not to decommission Engine 8 or close the downtown police station this fiscal year.
New Bedford Mayor Disputes Firefighters’ Claims About Mutual Aid
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell said local fire union officials have been overstating the city’s reliance on mutual aid from surrounding communities.
Fall River Schools Superintendent: I’m Not Resigning
Fall River Superintendent Matthew Malone said he has no plans of resigning after the city council passed a “no confidence” vote and called on him to step down.