Among Mayor Jon Mitchell's hopes for the new year is the completion of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal in the South End.

Mayor Mitchell says the project is slightly behind schedule but should be finished by sometime in January.

Speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, the Mayor said state officials are now looking for an operator.....

Mitchell says the South End terminal, when completed should greatly expand shipping opportunities in New Bedford, along with the development of offshore wind facilities.

The Mayor also said he hopes to see increased public confidence in the school system in the coming year, especially at New Bedford High School.

Mitchell says while the high school continues to do what it's always done well, like sending a number of graduates to some of the top universities in the country, he's hoping to see more success among all students in the coming years.