Steven Martins

Martins Out
Steve Martins announced today that he will withdraw his candidacy for Assessor of the City of New Bedford.
Knife Incident
UPDATE: The owner of Churrascaria Novo Mundo says there was an incident in her County Street restaurant Thursday night, but no guns were pulled. Carla Amaral* clarified earlier reports of armed men threatening other individuals, saying a customer she had never seen before was exiting the restaurant when he turned to another diner. "He took a po...
Martins Makes Announcement
NEW BEDFORD - Steven Martins, Ward Two City Councillor since 2008, has announced his plans for this year's municipal election. Through his Facebook page, Martins announced that he was giving up his seat on the New Bedford City Council to run for Assessor, a six-year term...
Bousquet Resigns
NEW BEDFORD - Ward Three City Councillor Henry Bousquet has announced his resignation. Bousquet, also a culinary instructor at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School, had been serving as a councillor for nearly three years without pay due to a conflict of interest law, which he cited as one of the reasons for his resignation...
Mitchell Approves Tax Rate
Mayor Jon Mitchell says he understands the concerns of property owners in New Bedford after the City Council raised the tax rate Monday night. Mitchell says however, if the city is going to improve, the residents have to be willing to chip in...
Aggressive Panhandling
The New Bedford City Council is taking a look at how to address panhandling in the city. Councillors Steven Martins and Joseph Lopes have filed a motion asking the Council's Committee on Ordinances to examine an ordinance that was recently passed in Worcester...
Just Energy Scales Back
An energy company looking to branch into New Bedford is pulling back for the time being. Representatives from the company "Just Energy" reached out to Ward Two City Councilor Steven Martins after he filed a motion calling for an investigation into the company's business practices...
Pushy Sales Reps In NB
With many area residents reporting unpleasant experiences with representatives of "Just Energy", New Bedford City Councilor Steven Martins is calling for an investigation of their operations. Martins has fielded numerous complaints from constituents, saying the door to door representatives insist on seeing the customer's energy bill, trying to persuade them to switch to their service...

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