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No Pay Increases
NEW BEDFORD- A pay increase won’t be coming anytime soon for city workers.
A motion to adopt a new contract for those employed by the City of New Bedford, proposed by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), was not passed by City Council during sess…
Anger Over Course Plans
NEW BEDFORD- Tensions escalated and tempers flared at the Whaling City Golf Course Tuesday night, where the golf community and area residents were invited to the club house to discuss plans for the development of an industrial park set to be built on the very same land...
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For New Dog Park in New Bedford
NEW BEDFORD- After a brief postponement earlier in the week, the ‘Captain Jack Peterson Dog Park’ in New Bedford held its official groundbreaking ceremony today on Hathaway Boulevard across the street from the high school. Jack Peterson, who was a radio personality at WBSM and …
No More Meters
They stand on circular black poles protruding upright through the cement sidewalk. The city of New Bedford is quenching its thirst for more money by adding additional parking meters in the downtown area. You'll find several being erected behind the YMCA building along School and Water Streets..…
Time for a Cannabis Dispensary
The final X's and O's need to be hammered out, but according to "well placed" sources, New Bedford may soon have a medical marijuana dispensary, open for business, by years end.
Beacon Compassion Center will be located on Hathaway Road, at the old Wicks and Licks site
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New Bedford Unemployment Numbers
From the outside looking in, the numbers from the Labor Department reflect a positive trend. Unemployment is down big time in the New Bedford area. The largest drop out of 387 metros.
The year ending November 2016, saw unemployment plunge nearly 3 percentage points...

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