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Rep. Cabral Recognizes Community Members at Heritage Day of Portugal Celebration
Rep. Cabral Recognizes Community Members at Heritage Day of Portugal Celebration
Representative Antonio F. D. Cabral (D-New Bedford) presented Heritage Day of Portugal Awards to two honorees from the South Coast, Joseph Lopes, New Bedford City Council President & Councilor of Ward 6 and Michael Tavares, President of the Prince Henry Society - New Bedford Chapter, at the 33rd Heritage Day of Portugal ceremony at the State House on Tuesday.  ...
[THOMAS] New Pot Committee Needs To Wait On The State
[THOMAS] New Pot Committee Needs To Wait On The State
The New Bedford City Council is looking ahead to the day when cannabis is legal to sell. Council President Joe Lopes has formed a new committee, the Special Committee on Licensing and Zoning for Cannabis will feature prominent members of the council to question numerous people, pro and con, on recreational marijuana to give their opinions on why or why not to the sale and distribution of all forms
FEMA to Allow Fire Department Positions to Stay Vacant as SAFER Money Runs Out
FEMA to Allow Fire Department Positions to Stay Vacant as SAFER Money Runs Out
A day of reckoning is on the horizon as the clock ticks down on the federal grant funding a third of the fire department through fiscal year '15. New Bedford's Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky told the City Council during Monday's budget hearing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will grant the city waivers to allow vacant positions due to retirements or fire fighters leaving to remain th
One Less Candidate
Former City Councilor Denis Lawrence has informed the Council President, he is withdrawing his application for the position of City Clerk. The news of Lawrence's decision has greatly saddened Ward Three Councilor Henry Bousquet..... The Standard Times first reported Lawrence's decision...

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