problem properties

Evicting Gun Criminals
A New Bedford City Councillor wants to give more power to landlords when it comes to evicting problem tenants. Ward 6 Councillor Joe Lopes is asking the council to draft a home rule petition that would expand the existing state nuisance law to give landlords the authority to evict tenants that are involved in crimes related to the use or illegal possession of guns...
Problem Property Notices
Problem Property Notices
The City of New Bedford has sent notices to nearly two dozen property owners, in an effort to give fair notice as the City begins enforcing the "Problem Properties" ordinance. The ordinance, in effect as of this past April, allows the City to designate a property as a "problem property" once there have been eight valid criminal complaints associated with the property during a t
Problem Properties
Problem Properties
The New Bedford City Council is getting set to once again discuss Mayor Jon Mitchell's proposed "Problem Properties" ordinance. Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell says the ordinance has been in and out of committee for nearly two years, and needs to be passed...
Council Delays Ordinance
The New Bedford City Council has once again tabled Mayor Jon Mitchell's "Problem Properties" ordinance. The Council's Committee on Ordinances last night weighed the third version of the ordinance, which has been whittled down to bring action against landlords after eight valid complaints of a criminal nature, instead of ten complaints that would have included criminal, code, and zoning v