Proposed Insurance Change
NEW BEDFORD - The New Bedford City Council President is looking to switch up the insurance program for City workers. Joe Lopes says the City would be able to save money by offering an opt-out medical insurance program for municipal employees...
Municipal Marketing Proposal
Imagine driving down William Street in New Bedford and seeing an ad for McDonald's plastered on the side of City Hall. Or how about a Dunkin' Donuts logo on your child's school building? Those could be realities if New Bedford moves into the world of municipal marketing...
Reports Prompt Precaution
Reports Prompt Precaution
Reports Prompt Precaution
With reports of Libyan airliners falling into the hands of Islamic extremists, airports around the world are on high alert. Mayor Jon Mitchell says New Bedford is no exception. Mitchell says while he has little information on the latest reports, he's confident Bridgewater State University's Flight Academy at the city's municipal airport is thoroughly screening any and all applicants to the program
Low Turnout Predicted for New Bedford Election
Local elections are being held Tuesday, and officials aren't expecting a decent turnout. New Bedford Election Commissioner Maria Tomasia gives WBSM News her turnout prediction. Tomasia says with newcomers in council and school committee races, she hopes new voters will make their voices heard at the polls...